Academic support

DMU has dedicated resources to provide extra academic support to students.

Areas we provide help with include: 

  • Essay writing (style, structure and referencing)
  • General written English (grammar, punctuation)
  • Research (skills and sources)
  • Time management
  • Verbal presentations
  • Revision and exams

Just Ask

The ‘Just Ask’ library service provides help and information via email and telephone.

  • Administered by Library and Learning Services
  • Provides a dedicated librarian for each subject area
  • Library Disability Team for specialist help.

Each library has enquiry points whose expert staff also run:

  • Drop-in sessions
  • Workshops
  • One-to-one sessions to help you learn how to use library and learning resources.

Dedicated support for you

In addition to course support, the library also provides advice, guidance and resources on many study skills including:

  • Approaches to academic writing
  • Literature searching and reference management
  • Strategies for managing research
  • Mathematical skills for non-maths students
  • IT skills to support your study 

Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS)

Based in Kimberlin Library, the CLaSS service provides help and support for students with their studies. Areas where the service provides help include:

  • Learning about simple strategies to help plan that first assignment
  • Discovering practical approaches to critical analysis in your academic writing
  • Providing guidance and support for your final year dissertation

Support is delivered in a number of ways so it’s easy to find the approach that suits you best.

These include:

  • Online publications
  • Study support tutorials
  • Writing development advice
  • Workshops covering writing advice
  • Study skills
  • How to look after yourself
  • Starting your dissertation

Maths Learning Centre (MLC)

The Maths Learning Centre (MLC ) is located in room 2.10 in the Kimberlin Library and runs drop-in sessions – open to all DMU students during teaching and examination weeks – from 12.30 to 2.30pm Monday to Friday, during term and exam times.

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