Book a one-to-one appointment or workshop

Booking a One-one appointment with the LDC

You can develop your learning through working one-one with LDC Teaching Fellows or a student mentor. Attending a one-one appointment can help you improve your study skills, prepare for an upcoming assignment and improve exam strategies. Areas you might want to discuss include:

  • Maths
  • Academic writing
  • Critical reading and thinking skills
  • Note-making
  • Planning, drafting and editing assignments
  • Referencing and avoiding plagiarism
  • Strategies for improving proofreading skills
  • Improving revision and/or exam strategies
  • Any other academic related issues.

Each appointment is confidential and usually lasts for 30 minutes (one hour with a student mentor). Availability is limited so you need to book in advance by emailing ldc@aston.ac.uk or calling (0121 204 3040). For maths appointments email ldcmaths@aston.ac.uk. If maths appointments are full, remember you can visit the maths drop-in service.

If you are not studying on campus you can arrange a Skype appointment or email tutorial. Please contact the centre for more information (email: ldc@aston.ac.uk or telephone 0121 204 3040).

Preparing for a one-one appointment

To help you prepare for a one-one writing/study skills appointment, you can read our guidance before you arrive - Preparing for a writing and study skills appointment.

The same applies when preparing for a maths appointment – please read How to prepare for a maths appointment.

LDC Workshops

Each term we run a programme of workshops delivered by experienced study skills tutors and student mentors. These sessions focus on different academic skills areas, including:

  • Reading and note-taking strategies
  • Planning and writing essays, reports and dissertations.
  • Presentation skills
  • Revision tips and preparing for exams.

Workshop sessions involve a combination of group discussions, tutor presentations and small-group activities - they are FREE and available to all Aston students. Visit the LDC BlackBoard module to find details of the workshop timetable and check out our LDC Workshops - Frequently Asked Questions to help you get the most out of the session. 

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