1-to-1 Academic Skills Advice

As part of the 'Hidden Talent in Devon' project, 1-to-1 academic skills appointments are available for eligible undergraduate and postgraduate students on Streatham and St Luke's Campuses.


This support is open to UK/EU students who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Disabled*
  • 50+ on entry
  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)
  • Lone Parent

What academic skills advice is available?

A 1-to-1 (whether face to face or via Skype/phone) or small group session when you can gain advice from an Academic Skills Adviser on areas such as:

  • Academic Writing
  • Referencing
  • Exam Prep & Revision
  • Presentation Skills
  • Time Management
  • Research Skills
  • Accessing Online Resources


 “This is an amazing service and I cannot say enough good things about it!”


 “The level of the detail given in the feedback was invaluable. It allowed me to get advice on a range of my work, providing me with confidence to submit my essays.”


 "It changed my way of thinking and looking at questions in a critical way."


 “The support I received explained how to critically analyse my points, use the correct academic language and assisted in finding the best journal articles for my arguments.”


How to access this support

In order to access this support, you will need to meet the above eligibility criteria and provide one of the following identity documents: Passport (EU) UK, National Insurance Card, HMRC Letter, Birth/Adoption Certificate, Immigration Letter, Marriage/Civil Partnership Certificate, Residency Permit.

Contact Claire Davey Potts (C.Davey-Potts@exeter.ac.uk) to arrange a session.


If you have received this support, please click here to give some quick feedback.

The HTiD Project (OC16S16P0345) is part of a range of support funded by the EU designed to provide upskilling support to people in Devon.  If you have reason to complain about the service you have received or member of staff, you should follow the procedure in the University student complaints procedure. This procedure is available here.



*This refers to students who have a physical or mental impairment which has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on their ability to do normal daily activities.

Accessing academic support through the Hidden Talent in Devon project does not automatically entitle an individual student to support provided by AccessAbility. In order to benefit from the support provided by AccessAbility, you will need to meet with an AccessAbility Advisor and provide medical evidence of your condition. If you are eligible, specialist support may consist of one-to-one support such as specialist mentoring and specialist study skills support.  Contact Wellbeing for further information.

Wellbeing Services offer a variety of resources including a team of specialists dedicated to supporting students with disabilities or long-term physical or mental health conditions including dyslexia, dyspraxia, other specific learning difficulties and autism spectrum conditions. For more information, click here