Study skills consultations

Study Skills Consultations for undergraduates. Information and links to online booking.

What are these sessions for?

This half hour one-to-one session with a Study Development Advisor can help you develop effective study strategies and enhance your approach to your academic work.

The session could be used to discuss such things as (but not limited to):

  • managing reading workloads
  • effective note making
  • planning and prioritising your time
  • essay planning and writing
  • exam revision and techniques

When you book an appointment you will be asked for a specific study skill issue(s) you wish to discuss.

How can I make an appointment?

Study skills consultation appointments must be booked in advance. There is no drop-in service available.

During semesters 1 and 2, you can find the schedule and booking information on the following webpage:

Study skills consultations - online booking page

If you would like a consultation outside semester 1 and 2, please email us at with your name, matriculation number, the study skill issue you wish to discuss, and at least 2 date and time options when you are free. These appointments depend on the availability of the Study Development Advisors and can take up to 2 weeks to arrange.

Online consultations

All consultations for semester 1 AY23/24 will be held online in Microsoft Teams. You will receive information on how to join the session in an email reminder a few days before your consultation.

Any questions

Any questions, please email study development advice:

1-1 study development advice

Contact details

Are other issues affecting your learning?

Concerns about learning can be linked to other issues like stress or money worries. The guide to student services at the University provides a short description of all student services that may be able to help you; it includes information on advice services to support your health and wellbeing.

Guide to Student Services at the University of Edinburgh

Health and wellbeing

If anything is seriously affecting your work, you should tell your Student Adviser or another member from the student support team in your school or deanery as soon as possible.