Supporting your studies while at LJMU
We have a wide range of workshops and sessions to help you gain the skills you need to succeed in your studies and in your future career. As a student you are welcome to attend our free workshops, or contact us to arrange an appointment for additional support. We provide guidance and advice in a range of essential academic and personal skills, and aim to help you become a more confident and effective learner. All sessions are FREE and informal, and give you the opportunity to ask questions relevant to your own needs and concerns.
Listed below is a selection of the skills and topics we offer support in:
- Critical Analysis and Thinking Dissertations - both Undergraduate and Masters
- Effective Reading
- Essay Writing - Planning and Structure
- Exam and Revision Skills
- Harvard Referencing
- Maths and Numeracy Support
- Note taking
- Presentation Skills
- Reflective Writing
- Report Writing
- Writing for Academic Purposes
- IT Skills - including presentations using PowerPoint, data analysis with Excel, getting the most out of Word, and using EndNote to organise your references
Maths and statistics support
If you are experiencing a 'mental block' with a particular mathematics or statistics problem, or if you require more regular support, then please feel free to visit. We offer one-to-one tuition, as well as targeted support to small groups*.
- Bring relevant examples and textbooks of the areas you need support in
- All support is confidential
For maths support please call 0151 231 4518 for further information
For statistics support - including SPSS and NVivo, please call 0151 231 3048/3341 for further information
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Call 0151 231 3048 (0151 231 2395) or email StudySupportMaths@ljmu.ac.uk for further information.
PLEASE NOTE: Updates regarding opening hours will be posted here. You should check this page or see our Twitter account.
Nursing Students - there is also online numeracy support available. The University of the West of England's 'Numeracy Skills' site offers guidance and tests in a range of skills.
The sites listed below deal with mathematical topics at all levels. If you find the material on one site too basic then try another.
These BBC sites offer advice on a range of maths topics:
The following two sites tackle a wider range of topics in greater depth:
Statistics, SPSS and Data Analysis:
You can find further advice and guidance about SPSS from our Blackboard site: select the 'Communities' tab type 'BBTSSV01' into the 'Organisation Search' box press the return key, then select Organisation ID and press the return key again You will find the guides in the 'Maths, Stats and Numeracy' area
We also offer small group (maximum four students) sessions in programming support. These sessions cover basic programming concepts such as code syntax, code structure, programming standards, program logic and debugging. The sessions are intended to be generic rather than programming language specific, although application to some specific programming languages can be covered by prior arrangement.
* Staff and resources permitting.