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Workshops and Appointments


Skills for Learning workshops are interactive group sessions that can help you to improve and enhance your skills in academic communication, statistical analysis, IT, information literacy and effective study.

Each workshop develops a specific area of your academic skills through a mixture of activities, peer learning, and expert advice from Academic Skills Tutors and Academic Librarians.

There are three types of workshop. Read the descriptions below to decide which is right for you.

'Assignment Success' Workshops

These interactive sessions support your success in university assignments by providing detailed guidance on a specific area of academic skills. You will have the opportunity to practise the skills in focus and ask any questions.

'Assignment Success' workshops are 60 or 90 minutes long, depending on the topic.

'How to' Workshops

These short, practical sessions can introduce you to a new academic skill or provide a useful refresher.

'How to' workshops are 30 minutes long.


These are online teaching sessions where you participate in Skills for Learning workshops remotely using the Adobe Connect platform. You will have the opportunity to practise the skills in focus and ask our tutors and librarians any questions.

Once registered, you will be sent a link that allows you to join the webinar at a set time. Participation requires a device with internet connection and audio capabilities.

Webinars are 45 minutes long.

When do they run?

Workshops run throughout the academic year at both Headingley and City Campus. See the workshop timetables for more details.

Note: All workshops are free of charge.

How do I book?

Select the workshop you would like to attend from the workshop timetable and enter your details to book. Bookings will close when the workshop is full.

All Leeds Beckett students are welcome.

How to contact us

If you would like more information about the workshops or academic skills development, you can contact Skills for Learning using the 'Contact Us' button at the top of this page or email

Workshop timetable and booking calendar

Click the Category button on the right-hand side to view the different categories of workshops offered. You can also select which campus you would prefer.

To locate the campus and building for each workshop, please click here...

More information about our appointments

Topics covered in appointments

Request an appointment in:

  • Academic communication
  • Maths & statistical analysis including SPSS
  • IT skills

What you can expect from an appointment

Appointments are for specific or detailed issues which are best dealt with on an individual basis. Appointments are also available for small groups of students who want to attend together, where busy schedules prevent them from attending a workshop.

Our one-to-one appointments aim to help you develop the academic skills which you will need to succeed in your studies. Appointments typically last up to thirty minutes for Academic Communication appointments and one hour for Statistics and IT appointments. Appointments are completely confidential.

Our academic skills tutors are friendly, approachable and highly experienced. They will focus on your individual needs, provide practical guidance on improving your academic skills and help you to become an independent learner.

Proofreading queries

Our Academic Skills tutors cannot proofread or correct your work. However you can bring previously marked academic work to appointments for discussion and advice.

Limits on appointments

There is a limit on the number of appointments you can request as appointment support is in high demand. You can book up to two appointments in each of our three academic skills areas per semester, depending on tutor availability. Appointment support via email is included in this limit. Please note that if you book an appointment and either don’t attend or cancel at short notice, this will be counted as one of the appointments.

The number of appointments will vary according to your needs, and the academic skills tutor will discuss and agree with you at your first appointment if follow-up appointments are required.

If you fail to attend an appointment, or cancel at short notice, you may face a delay in re-booking an appointment due to availability.

What happens after you request an appointment?

When you request an appointment you will receive a response within five working days.

Group appointments

You can also arrange an appointment for a small group of students. However, if the need is common to a whole class, ask your tutor to contact Skills for Learning to arrange a workshop.

Cancelling appointments

Please contact Skills for Learning as soon as you can if you are unable to attend your appointment. If the tutor is unable to attend your appointment, we will let you know as soon as we can using the contact details you have provided.

Tutorial Request Form < Skills for Learning
Your details
This is usually a C followed by 7 digits, e.g. C1234567.
Please include at least one way for us to contact you: A mobile number is preferred in case we need to contact you at short notice.
Please use your student email address.
Course details
Appointment details Giving more options will make it more likely that a tutor will be available for at least one of them.
If your choice changes for different dates/times then select 'Either campus' and add the details to the Dates/Times box above.
e.g. essay-writing skills, Excel or analysing data.