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Help with work, study skills, maths and language correction

If you are struggling with an aspect of your course, you may want to raise your concerns with your lecturer/tutor/module organiser in the relevant school. There are also a wide range of study support and study skills resources available to all students. CAPOD offer help on a wide range of study skills, study support issues and maths skills. They run several themed sessions throughout the year and also offer one-to-one appointments.

You can get someone to proof-read your assignments, but make sure you have a look at the policy on Language Correction (PDF, 416 KB).  It’s also a good idea to check out the rules on Academic Misconduct found within the Good Academic Practice (PDF, 990 KB) guide.  Please bear in mind that students who are registered with Student Services as having a disability or learning difficulty for which proof-reading or language correction is recommended are not required to acknowledge any assistance but may wish to do so.  If you believe you may be entitled to academic assistance, please see Academic and exam arrangements.  

The University doesn’t provide specific additional tuition. However, it’s worth speaking to your School or Student Services who may know of a PhD student who would be willing to provide extra tuition at your cost.  Students with a disability/learning difficulty may be entitled to additional tuition and this can be arranged via Student Services.

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Advice and Support Centre
79 North Street
St Andrews
KY16 9AL
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 (46)2020


Student services

Eden Court
The Scores
St Andrews
KY16 9AS
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: 01334 462720
Fax:01334 464007

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Encountered any difficulties?

Not the right match?  If you haven’t formed a good rapport with your Adviser or you’ve encountered any difficulties and wish to speak informally to someone, please contact Ruth Unsworth ( or Lara Meischke (, Deputy Directors of Student Services, in the first instance.

Please also be aware that the University has Complaints Handling Procedure for formally addressing concerns.


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