Academic Skills Centre

The Academic Skills Centre provides one-to-one help, advice and online resources for University of Leicester undergraduate and masters students. 

Our maths advisors, academic skills consultants and librarians can advise you on:

  • Maths and Statistics
  • Academic writing
  • Dissertations, projects and assignments
  • Study skills and preparing for exams
  • Researching, finding and evaluating sources
  • Referencing

Currently all consultations are held remotely Monday - Friday.  To book a study consultation you will need your University login. 

Academic skills online 

The Academic Skills Centre produces a wide range of short self-study guides to support you to succeed in your studies.

Our guides are based on questions we're often asked about which includes:

Studying

  • Online study 
  • Reading
  • Note making
  • Time management
  • Exam preparation

Researching

  • Find and evaluate sources
  • Analyse your question to search more effectively
  • Library Search guide and specialised research tools by subject

Writing

  • Plan and prepare your assignment
  • Develop and write your assignment
  • Review and edit your assignment

Referencing

  • Why, when and how to reference
  • University of Leicester Harvard and Footnote referencing styles
  • OSCOLA and Vancouver referencing styles
  • Refworks and Endnote guides