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  One-to-one Guidance

You can receive one-to-one guidance from an Academic Skills Adviser on any aspect of academic skills from how to structure essays and dissertations to referencing, using citations, and preparing for exams.

The academic skills advisers can offer academic skills related advice and guidance on an individual basis at either drop-in sessions or bookable appointments. This service is available from week 3 at all campuses. You will find the Academic Skills Advisers’ Terms and Conditions. Please ensure you read this before your  meeting to ensure you know in advance what we can and cannot do.

To get the most from an academic skills meeting please bring the following with you

  • an example of your writing with your assignment guidelines
  • any feedback you have received from your module leader or lecturer

Drop-in sessions take place weekly throughout the trimester:

​Day Time ​Room
​Tuesday ​2pm - 4pm ​Back of the library at Craiglockhart
Thursday​ ​11.30am - 1.30pm ​1.B.36, Sighthill

There is no need to book for these meetings- just come along within the time slot.

One-to-one bookable appointments

One-to-one 30 minute appointment are available to book on myFuture. Please read the Academic Skills Adviser Terms and Conditions first to see what we can and cannot cover during these sessions. Please note you will not be able to book an appointment more than 30 days in advance.

Please note from week beginning 11 December 2017 if you wish to book an appointment with an Academic Skills Adviser then please email -

To ensure equitable access to academic skills appointments you may only book up to a maximum of two appointments.  If you need some additional time to discuss your academic writing development requirements then please email

​Contact us​

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​​​​​Appointments can be cancelled or rescheduled here: ‘View your appointment details’.
You may cancel up to 2 hours in advance, but please try to do so as soon as you can in order to make appointments you no longer need available to other students.​​​ | Edinburgh Napier Mobile App