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Academic Support

We want you to succeed and get as much as possible out of your time with us, so we provide several academic support services to help you through your degree. The Study Skills and EAP team, within Student Services, can offer a range of support with academic work, personal organisation and study skills.

Study Skills and English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

The Study Skills and EAP team within Student Services can offer support with academic work, personal organisation and study skills. You can book a tutorial with the Study Skills Tutors or EAP Lecturers. Alternatively, if you would like to discuss booking a 1:1 tutorial, please call Student Advice at 01202 363780 or email them directly at studentadvice@aub.ac.uk. If you're on campus, feel free to drop by Student Services reception and discuss how to book there.

Study Skills

Whether you are new to higher education or are a confident, experienced student – developing study skills can help you feel more confident about your studies and achieve the results you want. Some of the essential skills related to academic study we can help with are:

  • Independent study
  • Critical thinking and writing
  • Essay and dissertation writing
  • Organisation and time management
  • Managing workload

If you'd like to discuss booking a tutorial, please call Student Advice at 01202 363780 or email at studentadvice@aub.ac.uk

You can also join us on Microsoft Teams using the code 61u506v

If you've not used Teams before, log into your Microsoft account with your AUB credentials and click on the Teams icon. Find the 'Join team' button (usually in the top right-hand corner) and insert the code above.

Meet the team

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Julia Kotula

Julia is a Study Skills Tutor...

Ben Olsen

Ben Olsen is a Study Skills Tutor...

English For Academic Purposes

Whether you are new to higher education or are a confident, experienced student – developing study skills can help you feel more confident about your studies and achieve the results you want. Some of the essential skills related to academic study we can help with are:

  • Understanding your assignment briefs
  • Managing your time
  • Engaging with your research
  • Planning and structuring your essays
  • Using clear and appropriate grammar and vocabulary
  • Following academic conventions, such as referencing and style
  • Communicating with an audience of tutors and/or peers
  • Following and taking notes in lectures

Pre-sessional courses:

  • 11-week: 6 weeks Academic language + 5 weeks Academic language and skills
  • 5-week: Academic language and skills

In-sessional courses:

  • 'Preparing for Academic Study’ unit on AUB International Foundation Diploma (for IFD students only).
  • In-sessional course (open to all International students). We have two sessions available each week, Monday 16.00-16.50 or Wednesdays 09.00-09.50. Please note that Wednesday is a repeat of the Monday session.

1:1/small group tutorials:

Please note that the Study Skills and EAP teams work together to support students in 1:1/small group tutorials. If you speak English as an additional language, you may wish to choose Trevor or Emma when you book.

If you'd like to discuss booking a tutorial, please call Student Advice at 01202 363780 or email at studentadvice@aub.ac.uk

Online resources:

Check out our Canvas platform for useful 'how to' guides, language banks, videos and links for self-study. These are designed to help you to improve your academic English and skills.

You can also access these on our EAP Microsoft Team (join code s2ktq7q) if you're unable to access Canvas.

Meet the team

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Emma Lay

Emma is a Lecturer for English for Academic Purposes within Student Services...

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Trevor Herndon

Trevor is a Lecturer for English for Academic Purposes within Student Services...

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