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Study Skills: Dissertation Clinics

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About our Dissertation Clinics

  • 20 minutes drop in sessions (no appointments)
  • Every Wednesday until 30th August 2017 between 14:00-17:00
  • Across 3 campuses
  • Please be advised that you may have to wait in a queue during busy times
  • If you would like to bring your work, please bring a printed sample of your writing of no longer than 1000 words
  • If you have learning outcomes or plans, you are welcome to bring this to the session
  • Study Skills Leaders will not proof read, correct English, mark or judge your work. To understand how the Study Skills Leaders are able to help you, please look at the Study Skills Charter
  • If your question is related to subject content then you must speak to your supervisor. Study skills Leaders will not replace your supervisor
  • It is important to check the calendar to ensure you see the relevant Study Skills Leader at the correct location (please read the biographies of the Study Skills Leader you may want to see)
  • You can attend the clinics as many times as you like (although it may be better to make an appointment to see your supervisor if you feel you need more time)

Dissertation clinics @ Maughan Library

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

Dissertation clinics @ FWB

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

Dissertation clinics @ Guy's

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

FAQ


Drop-ins mean you do not need an appointment to come and see one of our tutors. You can come in anytime between 2pm and 5pm, every Wednesday in Maughan Library until 31 August. However, there may be a queue of students, so please come in as early as possible to avoid disappointment.


While these sessions are aimed at students doing their MA dissertations, our tutors are able to help all sorts of students, especially Undergraduates  and Postgraduate Taught

Postgraduate Research students might find more suitable support from the Graduate School, but are welcome to drop in for peer discussion.
These sessions are only for KCL students.


They take place every Wednesday until 31 August, from 2pm – 5pm in the Study Skills Centre, Maughan Library.


The last session will take place on Wednesday 31 August.


1:1 tutorials are appointment based and last for 45 minutes. These drop-ins last for 20 minutes and you don’t need to make an appointment.


Not needed, come in anytime between 2pm and 5pm. However, we would recommend that you come in earlier to avoid queues of students.


They will be running again in October. Dates will be confirmed.


At the moment we do not have the technology installed in our centres to offer live Skype sessions, but this will be our main focus for the upcoming months. However, we can offer help via e-mail.

In addition, our PhD tutors are currently developing sources to be put on our website, which will be ready by October


Yes. Our tutors can support you with developing a strategy to carry out reviews


Yes, we can! We even have a team of NMS tutors available.


Yes, please do so! The PhD tutors can help you develop a study strategy.


  • Setting up a study strategy
  • Understanding what is required in a dissertation.
  • Structuring your dissertation
  • Setting up realistic goals for dissertation planning
  • Critical Thinking: weighing up the arguments
  • how to develop a focus for your dissertation

None for the clinics, however they are drop-ins so you might be asked to queue up.


You could do this by filling this online form: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ssclinics