Academic Advice in Social Sciences

Students in Social Sciences can make an appointment or come to a class with the Effective Learning Adviser for the College (or his Graduate Teaching Assistants) to talk about anything related to their academic work. Common topics include:

  • academic writing (essays, dissertations, research proposals)
  • argumentation
  • engagement with literature, referencing and using/critiquing sources
  • time and project management
  • effective, evidence-based study and revision methods

Our classes currently take two complementary forms: a Core Class and a Spotlight Session. The Core Class introduces all the key aspects of the week’s topic, while the Spotlight Session provides space for a more in-depth focus on a specific aspect of the week’s topic.

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We can also 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.

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Dr Aleix Tura Vecino

Aleix Tura Vecino is the Effective Learning Adviser for the College of Social Sciences. Aleix has a PhD in English Literature and, prior to working in SLD, taught in the English Departments of the Universities of Stirling and Glasgow.

Aleix's research looks at short fiction and discourses of identity, exploring the ways in which we construct who we and others are through stories. Aleix has published book chapters and critical articles on this topic in various academic journals books.

Teaching Requests

Aleix currently lectures on undergraduate and postgraduate degrees across the College of Social Sciences.

To find out what teaching he can offer on your course, get in touch via email.