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Support for Academic Writing and Language

  • StudyHelp

Questions about your studies?

Come along to the first floor of the Sheppard Library 12pm - 2pm any week day during term time to get your questions answered. There will be Student Learning Assistants, IT specialists, Librarians and Academic Writing and Numeracy specialists available to help answer your questions.

We’ll be working on campus, offering drop in appointments of 15 minutes on a first come first served basis. We will be working at a distance to take precautions against COVID. Please bring your questions.

  • Tutorials from the Learning Enhancement Team

  • 30 minute one to one appointments
  • Online and on campus
  • Bookable in advance
  • Delivered by staff who work in your faculty

Service Limitations

Please let us know in advance if you need to cancel or re-schedule.

You can book tutorials, when they are available, throughout your studies. You might find them most helpful at strategic points in your studies, such as a couple of weeks before a deadline, on completion of a first draft or when planning an assignment. However, in any given week, you will not be able to book more than ONE TUTORIAL PER WEEK.

How to book

To book a one-to-one tutorial, select your faculty from the list below to access the relevant calendar.

School of Business and Law
Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries
School of Health & Education
School of Science & Technology

Access our online materials to help support your learning.

Contact: If you have any queries, get in touch at LET@mdx.ac.uk

For any additional help and information about studying online/at home, access the following: Studying from home – guides and useful information

  • Workshops for Academic Writing and Language

Our workshops:

  • run from October to April
  • are available to all
  • are delivered every weekday from 3-4pm during term time
  • will be online only in October
  • will be in-person from November in Hendon Library on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and online-only on Tuesdays and Fridays
  • require advance booking (please click the calendars below)
  • cover multiple topics (see Workshop Topics below)

Open Workshops Online

Open Workshops On Campus

Workshop Topics

Look at the topics below. Which of these might help you address some of the gaps in your studies?

How to get a first
This workshop aims to put you on the path to getting yourself a top degree from Middlesex. It covers tips for both face-to-face and online learning.

Understanding and avoiding plagiarism
This workshop will help you understand exactly what plagiarism is, when and how to use references in your work, and how to use and understand Turnitin.  This workshop covers Harvard referencing.

Critical Thinking
This workshop shows you what “critical thinking” actually is, and provides tips on how to make your reading and writing more analytical.

Essay Writing
This popular workshop will show you how to plan and write a typical academic essay.

Report Writing
This workshop takes a step-by-step approach to report writing, and offers examples to guide you.

Reflective Writing
This workshop shows you what “reflective writing” is, why you’re asked to do it, and how to do it.

Writing a Literature Review
Most Postgraduate students, and many Undergraduate students too, will need to write a Literature Review – and writing one is a challenge for anybody! This workshop will introduce you to the art of writing a top quality Literature Review, including typical structures of a Literature Review and the language you will need to use.

How to give presentations
It can be hard to sound convincing when you speak in front of people. This workshop will help you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to give effective presentations. It will cover face-to-face, online synchronous and online asynchronous presentations.

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