What support is available for projects and dissertations at the University of Leicester?

Projects and dissertations are an exciting yet daunting part of any course. Whilst this type of work is usually “self-led”, there is a range of support available to help you. The library specifically offers support through the Academic Skills Centre.

The primary place that you will receive support is through your school in the form of teaching sessions and your handbook or blackboard site, and through your supervisor.

The Academic Skills Centre


  • Literature searching (including systematic reviews)
  • Using subject-specific databases
  • Referencing and bibliographic software

Maths and statistics advisors

  • Determining the appropriate statistical tests for your question
  • Analysing data, including primary and secondary
  • Presenting your data

Study help

  • Planning and time management
  • How to write a literature review
  • Critical writing
  • Academic writing support including structure and writing style
  • Guidance on editing and proofreading (we cannot proofread work for you, but can advise on strategies to improve your proofreading skills)

You can also find a range of guides related to dissertation writing and the skills you will need for this type of project on our Academic Skills Online pages.

If English is not your first language, there is support available through the English Language Teaching Unit. Keep an eye out for their dissertations lecture series


  • Last Updated Sep 29, 2022
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