Learning Development

Learning Development at GCU London


GCU London supports learning development through the provision of an Academic Development Tutor, the Library and Target English.

We offer support to all our students, home and international, full-time and part-time, masters or PhD. We provide face-to-face and online academic support through a combination of workshops, small group sessions, one-to-one appointments, self-teach guides and tailored teaching within modules. The support available to students is provided in a professional and encouraging environment enabling them to develop the skills required to succeed at university and in their future employment.

Below is a guide to help you access the support you need:


 Academic Development Tutor Appointments

  • If you want to improve your academic writing and address feedback on your assignments

  • If you need help structuring your work

  • If you would like help with strategies to plan your time and academic work

  • If you’re unsure if your writing fits the requirement of your current programme

    Email Anne.Chapman@gcu.ac.uk, our Academic Development Tutor, for a one-to-one appointment on Monday afternoon, Tuesday or Friday. For quick queries you can drop-in any time between 2.30pm and 3.30pm on Mondays and Fridays.


 Target English Appointments

  • If you require help to make notes and put information into your own words

  • If you find it difficult to understand the language your lecturers are using

  • If you need help with grammar or written English

    Make a one-to-one appointment with Fiona from Target English on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Book an appointment here.



  • If you would like help with GCU Harvard referencing or need a refresher in RefWorks

  • If you are unsure how to search for academic resources for your assessment

    Speak to Julie or Ellen (Librarians) in the library, or use the links on the Library homepage.


 Module Content

  • If you don’t understand what you’ve been taught about your subject

  • If you feel unsure about the information you need to include for your assessment

      Speak to your module leader or check module information on GCULearn.


GCU Learn

  • If you need help with GCU Learn

          Watch this video guide (courtesy of GSBS Learning Development Centre).



  •  If you need help with your ICT skills

          Try the GCU ICT Guide or use these self-teach materials for software applications (courtesy of GSBS Learning Development Centre).