We provide support on topics including writing style and structure, presentations, time management, and more.
ASK do not offer a proofreading service but we are happy to discuss your work.
ASK 1-2-1 Appointments
You can make an appointment to see an adviser if you have any questions about your writing or study skills. Appointments last 20 minutes and students can only book themselves one slot per day.
Currently all appointments are taking place virtually so if you would like an appointment with an adviser please go to the ASK 1-2-1 booking page where you'll find more information on how to contact us via Skype for web (Please do not contact us using a Skype for Business account)
Online appointments for Term 2 run from 4 January 2021 to 26 March 2021, at the following times:
- Mondays & Thursdays 10am - 7pm
- Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays 10am - 5pm
Click here to access the ASK 1-2-1 booking page.
If you require an appointment with an Academic Skills Adviser outside of the above times please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Written advice on writing style
Alternatively you may wish to send us a writing sample so we can provide feedback on style and structure of your writing. Please note that this is not a proofreading service but a way of helping you improve your writing.
During Term 1 and 2 you are allowed to send us 1 writing sample per term. During the summer (June - August) you may send us one writing sample per month. Please allow 48 hours for this service. If you need further help please make an appointment to see an adviser.
Writing Sample Submission Sheet
Please download and complete the form above and email it to email@example.com
Writing and Learning Workshops
Currently our workshops will be run online using Blackboard Collaborate.
For the best user experience we recommend using the Google Chrome browser when joining Collaborate sessions
For an overview of how to use Blackboard Collaborate please view the YouTube video here.
You can view download our timetable of Writing and Learning workshops here and join and view upcoming workshops via our scheduler here (Blackboard login required).
For more information on upcoming ASK events (such as ASK Week, UGDW etc.), please view our events page or access the ASK Blackboard pages via the following links:
ASK Blackboard pages (BBL login required)
First year student?
Access resources to help you navigate your studies during your first year at Brunel. Via our Blackboard pages you will find answers to FAQs as well as online handouts to help with your writing, links to videos on Stats and links to our Maths refresher event - Back to Maths. Click the link below to access your First Year Toolkit (Blackboard login required):
First Year Toolkit
We have a large number of resources on all topics in the Academic Skills (ASK) tab in Blackboard Learn. These include video tutorials, useful resources on the internet, quick guides and slides from our workshops.
We have created a series of short videos on academic writing which provide tips about planning, structuring and writing your assignments.
You can also access our interactive learning activities here:
You can find news and updates on our Twitter and Instagram pages.