Academic Studio - help is out there!

Natalie Crown Assistant Academic Officer


March 11, 2016

As we step into the second half of the semester, we figure it's a good time to remind you - whether you're in London or anywhere else in the UK - that the Academic Studio is available to you.

We promise, it is well worth your time to check the Studio out.

Perhaps you saw the word 'academic' and your brains shied away in terror, but it is not something you should fear. No, the Academic Studio is something you should absolutely take advantage of. And if you don't take advantage of it, then you are really missing out on some fantastic support.

The Academic Studio is a service that we offer to all students, including those on direct enroll programmes, so it does not matter where you are in the country - you have no excuse to not check in!

Our full time faculty members have weekly office hours throughout the semester, during which they are happy to advise and support. Be warned, they won't actually write your essays. But their help will be invaluable. So make sure you bring something along, or at least have a clear idea about what it is you wish to discuss.

Individual sessions will run on a first-come-first-served basis and, during busier times, will typically last between ten and fifteen minutes. Skype tutorials are available for students studying outside of London.

The main services offered are:

  • Editing essays and other coursework: please bring a hard copy of the assignment and come with specific questions and points of concern. Studio staff will not proofread work, and may not have time to read the entire paper or project.
  • General writing support: students of all levels require guidance with the organisation, presentation, and argumentation of their written work. You can seek help in how to improve the general standard of your writing. We can also assist with issues surrounding grammar, syntax, and referencing.
  • Research methods: receive support on how to conduct research, both primary and secondary, for your assignments. You’ll get advice on how to construct a strong bibliography of appropriate sources.
  • Other academic advice: the Studio also offers assistance with the writing of applications for further study or experience, such as internships and graduate programmes.
Dr. Chris McMillan Monday 18:00-19:00
Dr. Laurence Scott Tuesday 13.00-14.00
Dr. Richard Maguire Wednesday 13:00-14:00

* For appointments outside these times, or for skype sessions, please email