Supporting Your Learning

The Learning Enhancement and Academic Development Service (LEADS) has Effective Learning Advisers and Maths and Stats Advisers who work with all students to to enhance and develop their academic skills, academic writing, research skills, and maths and stats proficiency. All information on LEADS can be found on the LEADS website.

LEADS runs year-round classes on all elements of university work, offers year-round and confidential 1:1 appointments to discuss your work in more detail, and has a range of online resources. You can see information on everything that LEADS does here.

Your Effective Learning Adviser will be in touch at the start of each semester with details of LEADS' provision, but you can always contact them via the LEADS website.

Academic Writing Skills Programme (AWSP)

The Academic Writing Skills Programme (AWSP) is a writing diagnostic designed to allow you to get the most out of your academic writing. Every student at Glasgow takes part in the Programme; it is the UK's biggest University-level writing course and is an opportunity only available to Glasgow students.

University-level writing in the United Kingdom is very different from writing at school or college or in other countries and, as a result, the AWSP gives you the opportunity (without worrying about grades) to receive specific feedback and guidance on how we expect you to write at the University of Glasgow.

Run by the Learning Enhancement and Academic Development Service (LEADS), the AWSP is unique to the University of Glasgow. Through completion of a number of multiple-choice questions and then submission of a short essay, the AWSP lets you see the ways in which your writing matches what your markers will be looking for in assessments, and provides you with feedback on ways to improve your work. This means that you'll get feedback on your writing before you submit your first essay.

You will be contacted by the AWSP Programme Co-ordinator directly about AWSP, but you can also find information on the AWSP website.

Maths and Statistics Support

Maths and Statistics support.  This support is available to students in any subject area.  The maths and stats advisers can help support you in your own studies through drop-in sessions or one-to-one appointments.  All the details can be found at the Maths and Stats support web pages.

Using Moodle and Working Remotely

Glasgow Anywhere:  A University webpage that supports students to engage with remote and blended learning.

Learning Online (Moodle course): This course will guide you through the essential elements of learning, studying and researching online. Online study requires a shift in mindset, practice and approach, and this course will allow you to make the most successful transition to being an online learner.