Academic Advice in Science & Engineering
Students in Science & Engineering can make an appointment or come to a class with the Effective Learning Adviser for the College (or one of her Graduate Teaching Assistants) to talk about anything related to their academic work. Common topics include:
- academic writing (essays, lab reports, research proposals)
- critical analysis
- scientific presentations
- time and project management
- effective, evidence-based study and revision methods
We can advise you on current unmarked work, including helping you in how you:
- interpret the question
- think about your argument
- plan your essay
- research and use your sources
- write and edit your work
We can advise you within the context of your subject, but are unable to advise on specific content. Similarly, we encourage your ability to edit and assess your work and, therefore, cannot offer proof reading.
We can also advise you on past assignments, and their feedback, to help you to use that feedback to improve your writing.
Undergraduate and PGT students can make an appointment with one of the advising team (GUID required). The booking diary shows appointments available in the next 21 days only.
Dr James Bowness
James came to the University of Glasgow in 2019 after lecturing at Glasgow Caledonian University. After gaining a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from St Mary’s University, he moved to Scotland in 2013 to pursue his PhD in Sociology. Completing his doctorate in 2017, he has since published his work in briefing reports, edited collections and journals. As a lecturer, he has delivered classes across a range of subject areas. He has also taught research methods at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
James currently lectures on several degrees across Science & Engineering. To find out what teaching he can offer on your course, email him.
If your query is not related to academic development or writing, you will probably find the answers from another department.
Training in specific pieces of software is provided by IT Services
For advice on how to use academic databases to find scientific literature, have a look at the Library's resources