The WDC is a team of professional Learning Developers. We offer guidance on a range of study issues to help students develop their academic skills and succeed as independent learners. Our service includes individual tutorials, a range of activities advertised on the ASK website, and workshops for degree programmes and modules in the Schools.
Academic writing is one of the most common issues we offer guidance on, as it’s usually the focus of assessment. We can help with not only the final product (authorial voice and academic style), but also the whole process of writing, from analysing the question, planning and structuring, building an argument to pulling a draft together and editing it. We can help with other forms of assessment too, like posters or presentations. Our remit covers more than writing though – we can also advise on a wider range of study skills which will help support your studies such as exams and revision, time management, avoiding plagiarism, critical reading or note-taking.