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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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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 after 5 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:


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

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.

From your Blackboard home page, click on the 'My Courses' tab at the top of the page. You then self-enrol from the 'Organisations Catalogue'. In the 'Academic Support' folder you will see 'WISER study skills support'. Click on the grey button at the end (not the link itself), click 'enrol' and then finally click 'submit'. Once you have added WISER Blackboard, you can then access it through 'My Blackboard Organisations'.


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

email us to book a place.