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Writing Cafés

Writing Cafés run every Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00 - 3:00pm, during term time.

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1-1 appointments

NEW for 2021-22, you can now choose whether to book online or on-campus appointments (Streatham).

In addition to our study skills guidance, we can now also provide Digital Skills advice and Maths and Stats advice to support your studies. Find out more below. 

If you would like informal, relaxed support with a written assignment, come along to a Writing Café where you can ask an Adviser for guidance.

You can also book a 1:1 appointment with an Adviser, who can offer advice on your specific piece of writing. Note that Advisers do not offer a proofreading service. Appointments are limited to 3, per student, per term, and are offered on a first come, first served basis.

Penryn students can request a 1-1 appointment with ASK: Academic Skills.

How we can help

Our Study Skills Advisers offer advice on a number of study-related areas, including: 

  • Academic writing
  • Study and time management
  • Understanding feedback
  • Reading and notemaking strategies
  • Critical analysis
  • Revision and exam strategies
  • Presentation skills

1-1 appointments are 45 minutes long. Demand for appointments is high so we advise you to plan ahead to avoid disappointment. 

Tailored advice

You can discuss your specific questions and look over your work with a Study Skills Adviser during the appointment. 

To enable you to make best use of your appointment time, we ask you to upload your work when booking your appointment. This could be an essay or other written assignment, for example.


To book as a group, please email studyzone@exeter.ac.uk.

If you are unable to find an appointment, please fill in our waiting list form.

Students who speak English as a second or other language may be able to get one-to-one support via the Insessional English Language Skills Development programme. For further information including how to book a one-to-one tutorial, visit their website

How we can help

Our Study Zone Digital Coordinators offer advice on a number of digital skills, including: 

  • ELE
  • Outlook (University email or calendar)
  • OneNote
  • OneDrive
  • Cite Them Right
  • Microsoft Office 365

1-1 appointments are 30 minutes long. Demand for appointments is high so we advise you to plan ahead to avoid disappointment. 


If you are unable to find an available appointment, please fill in our waiting list form.

How we can help

NEW: Our Maths and Stats Adviser can offer guidance and support on a number of Maths and Stats skills, including:

  • Algebra
  • Statistics
  • Probability
  • Calculus

Maths and Stats 1-1 appointments are 45 minutes long. Demand for appointments is high so we advise you to plan ahead to avoid disappointment.


If you are unable to find an appointment, please fill in our waiting list form

Please cancel if you are unable to make your appointment

If you cannot make your appointment for any reason, we ask you to cancel no later than 24 hours before your allotted time so that another student can benefit from an Adviser’s time.

You can cancel your appointment using the link provided in your booking confirmation email.

The Doctoral College provides a range of training and development opportunities, including research essentials, data analysis & management, and writing support.​​​​​​​

You may be particularly interested in:

  • Writing your thesis - a course designed to take you each stage of the writing process.
  • Shut Up and Write - an online writing space and community specifically for PGR students.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

In addition, the Insessional English Language Skills Development Programme offers language support to international researchers.

Any student who speaks English as a second or other language may benefit from the wide range of support available via English Language Skills Development (the Insessional Programme). The FREE programme offers a range of courses, workshops, one-to-one tutorials and opportunities for independent study. It is designed to help you develop and improve the language skills you need in order to excel in your academic programme and make the most out of life at the University of Exeter.

Visit the Insessional website to register your details and see what is on offer. For resources and guidance, visit Insessional's Guided Independent Learning site. If you have any queries, email insessional@exeter.ac.uk.