The IMI Knowledge Centre offers two purpose-designed Academic Support Sessions. These are distinct from the general support service that is available to you at any time.

How it Works

Running time per session: 20-30 mins approx.

Pick a date from the schedule below and use this form to book yourself in.

We will send you an invite to a Microsoft Teams meeting an hour or so before the session starts. We encourage groups of 3+ people to attend together.

If you or a group of your classmates would like to schedule a time outside of the dates or times below, please let us know and we will try our best to accommodate you. These are live sessions and cannot be recorded.

The schedule may change. More dates can be added. Please keep an eye on Twitter for regular updates.

Session 1: Planning Your Assignment

During this session, you will learn how to plan your assignments more effectively by breaking down the planning process into 5 easy steps.

The aim of this session is to help you to:

  • Develop a plan of action (using 5 steps) for planning your assignment.
  • Understand your assignment title – to answer what’s being asked.
  • Feel equipped to organize information.
  • Prepare paragraphs using structure.


Wednesday, 4 November13:00
Monday, 9 November13:00
Monday, 16 November13:00
Monday, 23 November13:00
Monday. 14 December13:00


Session 2: Writing Critically

During this session, we will explore what it means to write critically by grading and evaluating two essays to identify characteristics of good critical writing.

The aim of this session is to help you to:

  • Understand the grading criteria used at IMI.
  • Understand the difference between descriptive and critical writing.
  • Identify characteristics of good critical writing


Thursday, 5 November13:00
Tuesday, 10 November13:00
Tuesday, 17 November13:00
Tuesday, 24 November13:00
Tuesday, 15 December13:00


If you have any questions/queries, please contact the IMI Knowledge Centre at

Image credit: