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Workshops and Tutorials


Skills for Learning workshops can help you improve and enhance your skills in academic communication, IT, maths, statistical analysis and information literacy. The bookable workshops are very popular with students and can make a real difference to your academic success whilst at University and your future success in the job market once you graduate. Some workshop topics are also recorded and available online.

Maths drop-in clinics

There are also clinics in maths where you can drop in at any time during the one hour session.

When do they run?

Workshops last one hour and run throughout the academic year at both Headingley and City Campus Libraries. See the workshop timetables for more details, and to book onto the workshops. They are scheduled at different times throughout the week to give everyone a chance of attending.

Note: All workshops are free of charge.

Can anyone attend?

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 the 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...

Recorded sessions

There are recorded Skills for Learning sessions on the following workshop topics:

Academic Communication

Maths and Statistics


Workshop topics

Click each title for a full description of the workshop content:

Can't find what you are looking for? If you would like more information about the workshops or key skills development, you can contact Skills for Learning:

More information about our tutorials

Topics covered in tutorials

Request a tutorial in:

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

What you can expect from a tutorial

Tutorials are for specific or detailed issues which are best dealt with on an individual basis. Tutorials 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 tutorials aim to help you develop the academic skills which you will need to succeed in your studies. Tutorials typically last up to one hour and 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 tutorials for discussion and advice.

Limits on tutorials

There is a limit on the number of tutorials you can request as tutorial support is in high demand. You can book up to 3 hours of appointments in each of our three academic skills areas per semester, depending on tutor availability. Tutorial support via email is included in this limit.

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

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

What happens after you request a tutorial?

When you request a tutorial you will receive a response from one of our tutors within five working days.

Group tutorials

You can also arrange a tutorial 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 tutorial appointments

Please contact the tutor 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
Tutorial 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.