Further Support

How to get Academic Skills Advice help


Use the resources on this website throughout your studies, focus on the recommended resources to get you started and make sure you attend timetabled workshops which run in many programmes. This page contains support information about:


Academic writing one-to-ones and workshops

One-to-ones booking

Complete the one-to-ones online booking form to request a one-to-one support session with one of our academic skills tutors. No need to book onto a workshop first – get in touch as early as possible. A member of the academic skills team will contact you to arrange on-line or face-to-face support.

To access the booking form you’ll need to log in to your UH Microsoft Office 365 account with your UH username (e.g. abc123@herts.ac.uk) and password.

Please note: One-to-one assignment support is provided on a first come, first served basis. For subject specific advice, please contact lecturers on your module team.

Further information and a word document version of the booking form is available on the One-to-one sessions page.

Group workshop booking (Currently on hold)

Workshops are currently on hold. We’ll be scheduling new workshops in the coming months. When they’re running you can select ‘Book Now’ below to see the dates and book your place on the extra HSK workshops.

To access the booking form you’ll need to log in to your UH Microsoft Office 365 account with your UH username (e.g. abc123@herts.ac.uk) and password.

Please review your level’s workshop contents and handouts below:

If you and some of your peers would like to attend a workshop but the offered dates are not suitable, or you require a Level 7 workshop, get in touch with Kim Goode (k.p.goode@herts.ac.uk).


Individual & Group Conversation Sessions

Perhaps you are worried about your studies or want to do even better?

Perhaps you need some moral support?

Individual Conversation Sessions (though August)

Sessions may be on Zoom or as Walk & Talk (subject to availability, weather or preference)

Please email Anita Fromm a.fromm@herts.ac.uk to arrange a convenient time (not available on Mondays).

Group Conversation Online Workshops (on hold until autumn 2021)

Please email Anita Fromm a.fromm@herts.ac.uk for more information.


Study buddy group meetings

Perhaps you are concerned about your assignments or worried about next year?

Perhaps you’d like to practise your critical thinking skills in conversations with other HSK students?

Perhaps you’d like to make new friends in HSK?

Walk & Talk study buddy group meetings (through July and August)

  • Tuesday 20 July 10:00 – 11:00 am
  • Wednesday 4 August 2:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Thursday 12 August 15:00 – 16:00
  • Tuesday 24 August 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Meet outside the LRC (College Lane) for a stroll and a chat. No need to book but please be on time! If it rains heavily then meetings will be held online at the same times. Email Anita Fromm a.fromm@herts.ac.uk for the Zoom link.

Online Zoom study buddy group meetings (through August)

  • Tuesday 10th August 10:00 to 12:00 am
  • Wednesday 18th August 2:00 to 3:00 pm

Email Anita Fromm a.fromm@herts.ac.uk for the Zoom link


Literature searching support requests

For literature searching support, please contact helpdesk@herts.ac.uk requesting support from the Academic Engagement Team. Please include some detail on what you need help with and a member of the team will be in touch.


Other drop-ins and workshops

The University’s Centre for Academic English also provides support to improve your writing and study skills. We recommend you take advantage of the frequent drop-in sessions and the broad range of workshops that they provide.

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