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

2022-23 Semester 1 Class Timetable - CoSE and MVLS

Book a meeting to speak with an adviser online

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.

SLD Videos for S&E

Elissa McKay

Elissa has had a wide-ranging career in manufacturing, working in electronics and photonics manufacturing and applications. She has an MSci in Chemistry from the University of Glasgow, and is currently undertaking a PhD in photonics. She is the acting Effective Learning Adviser for the College of Science and Engineering, and she coordinates the “Think Like a Scientist” module on T2G, the transition course open to all incoming undergraduates.

Teaching Requests

Elissa currently lectures on several degrees across Science & Engineering. To find out what teaching she can offer on your course, email her.