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).


Academic conversation online workshops

Do you feel you’re ‘struggling’ in some way or wish to improve an aspect of your academic work? Talking with other students and making new friends may be the solution…

The two-hour workshop facilitated by Anita Fromm is intended to boost confidence in conversations about aspects of your learning that may of be concern, as well as consider how students might support each other and receive advice.

Hour 1

Get to know others to feel comfortable to talk, share ideas and support each other.

5 minute screen break

Hour 2

Anita will present some suggestions to help you interact and participate effectively in online learning with others.

You will then practise these skills in small breakout room groups. For example, you may be asked to talk about a lecture, orally paraphrase an abstract of an article, discuss and clarify an assignment brief or have a conversation using active empathic listening about an area of difficulty you are facing in your studies or life as a student in HSK.

You can self-refer and book at specified times (see timetable). Workshops are open to all HSK students. Email Anita Fromm a.fromm@herts.ac.uk to book.

Self-referral workshop timetable will be added here when new dates are released

TUESDAYS THURSDAYS
18th May 10:00 – 12:00 20th May 10:00 – 12:00
25th May 16:00 –18:00 27th May 16:00 – 18:00
1st June 10:00 – 12:00 3rd June 10:00 – 12:00
8th June 16:00 –18:00 10th June 16:00 – 18:00
15th June 10:00 – 12:00 17th June 10:00 – 12:00
22nd June 16:00 –18:00 No Workshop

If there aren’t sessions advertised you can still email your tutor, student rep or Anita Fromm a.fromm@herts.ac.uk to arrange a group workshop.

These sessions can be provided in different formats:

  • One-to-one Academic Online Conversation session for one hour
  • Class or study group specific Academic Online Conversation session
  • Academic Online Conversation Clubs that can be arranged in two blocks of about six one-hour meetings


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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