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What's on offer April to August

Between April and August you can see our Study Skills Leaders on a drop-in basis in our Dissertation Clinics.

  • 20 mins slots are available on Wednesday afternoons at Guy's and Waterloo campus between 2pm-5pm
  • 20 mins slots are available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons at Strand campus (Maughan Library) between 2pm-5pm
  • These are on a drop-in basis, so there is no booking to do. You may need to queue if they are busy
  • Details of which of our Study Skills Leaders are available on a particular afternoon are available on the below calendars 
  • For further details see our Dissertation Clinics page

We are not able to offer appointments, or to accommodate drop-ins at times other than those indicated on the below calendars.

Dissertation clinics @ Maughan Library

No appointment required, just drop by. Click on an entry to find out more details.

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Come to our Dissertation Clinics!

Dissertation clinics @ FWB

No appointment required, just drop by. Click on an entry to find out more details.

Why come to a Dissertation Clinic?

Our Study Skills Leaders can help with:

  • Setting up a study strategy
  • Understanding what is required in a dissertation
  • Setting up realistic goals for dissertation planning
  • Critical thinking and weighing up the arguments
  • How to develop a focus for your dissertation

We will recommend that you speak to your supervisor if it's something that we think you should be discussing with them.

If you would like to bring a printed sample of your work to help discussions, it needs to be no longer than 1000 words. Please note, we are not offering a proof reading service or support with English.

Dissertation clinics @ Guy's

No appointment required, just drop by. Click on an entry to find out more details.

Study Skills

Whether you are studying for pleasure, or to progress in your career, or have just been out of education for a while, we hope that you will take the opportunity to visit our study skills support pages. Study skills or study strategies are approaches applied to learning. They are generally critical to success in university, considered essential for acquiring good grades, and useful for learning throughout one's life.

The study skills programme at King’s is designed to support the needs of all students from all levels and disciplines. Our emphasis is on enhancement of learning to assist students in achieving their full potential, to help improve their self-esteem and employability. Developing and reflecting on your study skills will help to boost your confidence and support you with the skills necessary to undertake a course in higher education. Developing skills is a gradual process and does not happen overnight. It is very much an individual process that you build on as you progress through your programme. If you are anxious about starting your first assignment or just want a few tips with reading and notetaking or with getting started with something, then we can help.