Did you know we have a team here at the University of Chester who are dedicated to helping you to strengthen the skills you need to succeed at university study?

Who are the Academic Skills (ASk) team?

Our Academic Skills Advisers work with students across all levels and on all courses, to develop your confidence in skills such as academic writing, structuring essays, and referencing. We also have dedicated Maths and Statistics Advisers, who can help with numeracy skills, interpreting statistics, and running your own data analysis in different software.

You don’t have to be referred by anyone to come and chat to us; we are part of your university support package.

How can the Academic Skills team help me?

There are numerous ways you can access support from the Academic Skills team, whether you’re on campus, on the move or studying at home.

  • One-to-one appointments: chat with an adviser, either online or in person, about any aspect of your academic work. You’re welcome to share your draft with us if you’d like support with a particular assignment or speak to us more generally about developing a particular skill.
  • FeedForward service: you can email us up to three paragraphs of any piece of work you have in progress, and an Academic Skills Adviser will get back to you within three working days with feedback and developmental guidance on strengthening your writing. To use FeedForward, please email ASk@chester.ac.uk
  • ASk Together!: if you find yourself sharing similar concerns with your coursemates, you can contact us by email to arrange a bespoke informal workshop. We will design the session around your main concerns and schedule the session at a time to suit you. To arrange this, please email ASk@chester.ac.uk
  • Online resources: we have a wide range of resources that you can access anytime from any location. These include downloadable resources, short videos and our own podcast, The Skills Pod. You can check out our resources on our Academic Skills and Maths and Statistics Moodle pages.

What do students say about us?

I was very impressed by how knowledgeable and friendly the ASk team were and the level of detail given via email after our session… I feel confident now to continue working on my assignment with greater understanding of what is required and how to achieve it. I wish I’d contacted ASk earlier as I believe I’d have understood my lectures more thoroughly which would’ve been reflected in my marks.


Being an international postgrad, I really struggled with critical writing. UK academic writing style was new to me. ASk helped me pass in terms of writing style, paraphrasing & referencing. 1-2-1s are great to get feedback and discuss your issues in detail.


How can you contact us?

For more details and to find our booking schedulers, please visit: https://linktr.ee/acadskillsuoc

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