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Study Support

A range of service centres for academic success.

How we're keeping you safe in COVID-19

The Writing Development Centre have started using Zoom to carry out one-to-one distanced tutorials. In these tutorials, you will receive guidance across:

  • interpreting an essay question
  • managing your time or reading critically
  • planning structure
  • revising for exams
  • strategies for editing a final draft

Find out more about the Writing Development Centre, and how to book a one-to-one tutorial.

Drop-in Maths-Aid sessions have been suspended, however, one-to-one sessions are going ahead online. If you require maths and stats support, you can book a session here

If you're taking an In-sessional English course, you'll be sent lesson materials directly and be able to ask your teacher questions online.

You'll be able to register for new online modules too. These are designed to help you with your dissertation.

You can also book one-to-one online writing tutorials, visit the In-sessional English website to find out more.

Writing development

The Writing Development Centre in the Robinson Library provides academic writing tuition and support for students from any discipline. The service includes:

  • lectures and workshops on topics such as writing a dissertation proposal and using sources in your writing without plagiarism
  • one-to-one sessions with a writing tutor
  • online resources on academic writing

Find out more about the Writing Development Centre.


The Maths-Aid drop-in Centre, run by the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics, provides free maths and stats help for students from any subject area. The service includes:

  • one-to-one help with a tutor
  • mastering mathematical methods and help with statistics problems
  • revising for exams with a quantitative element
  • advice on graduate numerical skills, such as aptitude tests

Find out more about Maths-Aid.

Language learning

All students have free access to our award-winning Language Resource Centre. We provide self-study materials in over 150 languages, from Arabic to Zulu, including over 3,000 international films.

We run taster and improvement sessions and you can partner with a native speaker in your chosen language for language learning on an exchange basis. You can also take advantage of our University-wide Language Programme which offers free classes in 10 languages.

Find out more about the Language Resource Centre.

Find out more about the University-wide Language Programme.

In-sessional and pre-sessional English

If English is not your first language, you may find that you need some additional support with your English language skills. INTO Newcastle University offers pre-sessional English courses over the summer before starting your degree as well as free in-sessional English classes alongside your academic studies.

Find out more about INTO Newcastle University.