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WISER gives academic support to all students enrolled on University courses. We help students in all subject areas, both undergraduates and postgraduates. With our help you can learn how to study more effectively and communicate at an advanced and professional level.  Developing formal communication skills during your time at university is obviously necessary for academic success, but will also be invaluable in future employment.

WISER lecturers give weekly writing workshops as well as maintain a Blackboard space and website in order to support you on your journey towards being an independent learner. We also can organise bespoke specialist workshops, in conjunction with your module tutors or course leaders. We have a lot of experience to share with you from years of lecturing, examining and teacher training, to our own experiences of undergraduate and postgraduate study.

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1-to-1 support

You can get individual support from WISER all year round. We read up to 1500 words of your work from 3 different assignments and provide feedback on your writing, usually within 3 working days.

Email work to:

Feedback can be sent by email or you can arrange a face-to-face tutorial during our opening hours in Harris Building 113.  

During Semesters 1 & 2 we open Mon-Thurs 9-4pm and Fridays 9-2pm.

Summer opening hours:

From 5th June to 1st September we open Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 10-2pm. 


self-access support

Our Blackboard area is designed to support you out of hours and off campus.  It contains explanations, slideshows, worksheets and useful links, with tailor-made sections for Foundation study, as well as Postgraduate study.

You self-enrol from the Organisations Catalogue on your home page.  In the Academic Support folder you will see WISER study skills support.  Click on the grey button at the end (not the link itself) and click 'enrol'.



All workshops are 1-3pm in Harris Building 113.
Check out the dates and subject matters for our workshops

Summer workshops:

Writing essays  05/06/17 or 07/06/17,
Critical thinking 01/08/17
Coping with exams 15/08/17

email us to book a place.