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How Academic Support can support your studies at LCC


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LCC Internal Communications
Published date
08 December 2020

What is Academic Support?

Academic Support at London College of Communication offers a wide range of services that enable you to develop as a learner, enhance your studies and nurture your creativity.

The service is available to all LCC students, including pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Whether you're pleased with how you're doing, or you're feeling a little stuck, the specialist Academic Support team are here to work with you to enhance how you study and learn, and to help you navigate any difficulties.

When can I use it?

Academic Support services are available throughout the year, with workshops, tutorials, advice and resources for every level of study. These are mainly online at the moment, and there is an onsite presence in the LCC Library.

The Academic Support team ensure that you are receiving support that is relevant to your course, whether that's for research, reading, presenting, time-management, referencing, collaborative working, or professional and academic writing.

Whether you're looking for one-time help, of you'd like ongoing support throughout the year, Academic Support can accommodate to your needs.

How can I use it?

Academic Support provides one-to-one tutorials, workshops, term-time drop-in sessions, peer mentoring and online resources.

Tutorials, events and workshops are currently run using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, so you can access them from wherever you are. Book an online session now.

20-minute term-time sessions are also available:

  • Mondays, 2–4pm
  • Wednesdays, 11am–1pm
  • Fridays, 2–4pm

If you have any concerns about attending online sessions, it may be possible to arrange a face-to-face tutorial in term 2, taking social distancing and safety precautions into account.

If this is something you'd be interested in, please contact academicsupport@lcc.arts.ac.uk


Testimonials from students and alumni

Academic Support can help you to build confidence, navigate challenges and better structure your learning.

Students and alumni from a range of courses spoke to Academic Support Lecturer Sarah Macdonald about what they gained from using Academic Support at LCC.

Ben, BA (Hons) Information and Interface Design:

"Academic Support [...] gave me the confidence and reassurance I needed to continue with my writing.

"Personally, I used one-to-one tutorials on a regular basis. This became more frequent when I needed them, which was great as I could book in when it suited me."

Alessia Camoirano, BA (Hons) Film and Television:

"Academic Support was extremely helpful, not only from an academic point of view but also as personal and emotional support.

"One of my biggest struggles is believing in myself and the Academic Support Lecturer I saw encouraged me to achieve more, risk and believe in myself."

Ankita Anand, BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media:

"Being an international student, I am comfortable using the English language, however Academic Support lessons helped me structure my dissertation.

"Having a personal tutorial every week gave me a good direction and personal motivation to keep on improving my written piece."

Mario Hamad, PhD in Film Practice:

"I have loved all the experiences I've had with Academic Support, for they have been a pleasurable break from periods of Doctoral study – they have provided the classroom experience that I had been missing out on.

"These sessions provide both the opportunity to meet new people whilst also acting as a form of extra-curricular experience and skills-building. I would therefore encourage students to participate in Academic Support events, workshops and creative activities."

Dan, MA Design Management and Cultures:

"Academic Support helps with clarifying your ideas when you are writing an assignment. It helps you to understand deeply what the UAL assessment criteria are in every brief by analysing what needs to be answered.

"Academic Support Lecturers have expert knowledge in decoding briefs and structuring essays, reports, proposals, and so on."

Pier, BA (Hons) Interaction Design Arts:

"For my personal process, it really helps if I can talk things out with the Academic Support Lecturers. They all have invaluable advice and generally know what tutors are looking for in terms of academic writing and even studio work.

"It is quite helpful to have a second pair of eyes that can objectively flag things to look out for, things to improve and slight tweaks that can make your work a little more polished."

Hsiang Ting Tsu, Level 3: International Introduction to the Study of Design, Media and Screen:

"I think studying at school and using school facilities is better than working online, but I really like Academic Support as it gives students ideas during lockdown.

"I recommend that my classmates join the workshops and some of them didn't even know we had this benefit. As an art student, it is important to talk to people in order to get more ideas. With the assistance of the lecturers, Academic Support has been one of my best experiences in education so far."


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Academic Support works with students at all levels. To find out how they can help you, contact academicsupport@lcc.arts.ac.uk

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