Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Study skills consultations

Study Skills Consultations for undergraduates. Information and links to online booking.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - one-to-one study consultations offered online

We are continuing offer online Study Skills Consultations (via Collaborate) during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. You can find details of our scheduled appointments and book a place by following the link below.  

What are these sessions for?

This half hour one-to-one session with a Study Development Advisor can help you develop effective study strategies and enhance your approach to your academic work.

The session could be used to discuss such things as (but not limited to):

  • managing reading workloads
  • effective note making
  • planning and prioritising your time
  • essay planning and writing

When you book an appointment you will be asked for one or two specific study skill issue(s) you wish to discuss.

How can I make an appointment?

Study skills consultation appointments must be booked in advance. There is no drop-in service available.

During semesters 1 and 2, you can find booking information on the following webpages:

Study skills consultations - online booking page

If you would like a consultation outside semester 1 and 2, please email us at with your name, matriculation number, the study skill issue you wish to discuss, and at least 2 date and time options when you are free. These appointments depend on the availability of the Study Development  Advisors.

Where are the on-campus consultations held?

On-campus Study Skills Consultations are held around the University. Please see individual appointments for their locations.

*** We would appreciate it if you could arrive 5 minutes prior to your allocated slot. If you are more than 10 minutes late for your consultation, your appointment will be cancelled to ensure all consultations run on time***

Outreach Centre, Holyrood Road, Central area

Careers Service, Main Library, Central area

Any questions

Any questions, please email study development advice:

1-1 study development advice

Contact details

Are other issues affecting your learning?

Concerns about learning can be linked to other issues like stress or money worries. The guide to student services at the University provides a short description of all student services that may be able to help you; it includes information on advice services to support your health and welfare.

Guide to Student Services at the University of Edinburgh

Health and welfare services

If anything is seriously affecting your work, you should tell your Personal Tutor or another member from the Student Support Team in your school as soon as possible.