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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Tutorials: 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 5 working days.
Email work to: wiseraccess@uclan.ac.uk
Feedback can be sent by email or you can arrange a face-to-face tutorial during our opening hours in Harris Building 113.

Summer support runs from 4 June to 17 August:

Monday          10am - 2pm
Wednesday     10am - 2pm
Friday   10am - 2pm

Please note that WISER tutorials and assignment feedback will not be available between 18th August and 3rd September.

During Semesters 1 & 2 we open:

Monday           9am - 4pm 
Tuesday   9am - 4pm 
Wednesday   9am - 4pm 
Thursday   9am - 4pm 
Friday   9am - 1pm

Elearn – 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

Upcoming Workshops:

Demonstrating critical thinking in your writing 16th July
Writing academic essays 18th July
Writing academic essays 13th Aug
Reflective writing 15th Aug

email us to book a place.