What we do

ASK stands for Academic Skills Know-how and we are the University of Buckingham’s Academic Skills team! Our aim is to offer you academic skills strategies to support your studies at the University and help you improve your grades.

We specialise in the area of Academic Communication, including all aspects and types of academic writing, critical thinking and presentation skills.


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Ways we can help you

1:1 academic skills support:

  • These confidential sessions last for 30 minutes and you can book up to four a term according to need
  • You can book a session by using the online booking calendar
  • Please be sure to indicate the nature of your issue and you may bring your work with you to the appointment. We do not correct your work but can help you understand what is required so you know how to improve it yourself

Specialised dyslexia support:

Weekly workshops:

  • Each term we focus on different key academic skills requested by students
  • To reserve your place, please click here


The ASK team offers you friendly, professional and confidential learning support during your studies

Our aims are to help you to:

  • Develop effective practices for studying at university
  • Have a clearer understanding of what tutors expect
  • Make studying less stressful
  • Achieve better grades

We can support you with the following:

  • Essay structure
  • Managing your workload
  • Becoming a critical thinker
  • Effective reading and research skills
  • Note-taking techniques
  • Referencing and citation
  • Reflective writing
  • Revision and exam techniques
  • Getting started
  • Effective presentations
  • Group work
  • Dissertation writing
  • Finding a learning style that suits the way you work
  • Using academic language
  • Improving your memory and concentration

Please check our Moodle page for self-help resources.