Learning development

We offer a range of services such as one-to-one and small group tutorials, taught sessions within programmes, online resources and study guides, and much more at the Writing Café. Areas we can help you with include:

  •   writing and presenting
  •   developing thinking
  •   using literature critically
  •   managing projects
  •   articulating knowledge
  •   communicating your ideas
  •   preparing for exams and assessment.

Meet the learning development team

  • Learning Development Team Leader
    Medicine and Dentistry, Health Professions, The Doctoral College
  • Learning Development Advisor
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Institute of Education, Teaching and Learning
  • Learning Development Advisor
    School of Humanities and Performing Arts, School of Art, Design and Architecture
  • Learning Development Advisor
    Schools within Business, Science and Engineering.

The Writing Café

As well as serving great coffee and locally sourced food, the Writing Café is a welcoming space where you can explore techniques and strategies to improve your writing.

Building on our innovative work in developing skills for writing, the Writing Café is a unique and creative space where staff and students are welcome to come and have a conversation with a member of the learning development team, work with one of our trained student writing mentors, or take part in one of our many events and activities centred on writing.

Drop in and see us on the 4th Floor of Babbage.

The Writing Café is open from 1–4pm each week day during term time.




View the Babbage building access guide on DisabledGo. 

The Writing Cafe film

View short film created by a student about the Writing Cafe.

Take advantage of our study guides

Get helpful tips on a wide range of topics, from improving your notemaking and writing essays, and ways to improve your organisation skills and planning presentations.

Anytime Advice and Mental Health Helpline – 24/7 support

  • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
  • In-the-moment emotional and counselling support.
  • Accessible by phone, email and LiveCONNECTSM instant messaging.
  • Information and advice on a range of studying, work, family and personal issues.
  • Confidential.
  • Completely independent from the University.
Freephone: +44 800 042 0134 
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