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Academic Study Skills 

Our team of Academic Skills Advisers provide advice, guidance and resources to help develop and enhance individual academic and practical skills for success at university and beyond.

This support covers a range of topics, including:

  • time management
  • note-taking and effective learning
  • grammar and punctuation
  • reading skills
  • critical thinking
  • exams and revision
  • giving presentations
  • referencing and avoiding plagiarism
  • interpreting feedback
  • reflective thinking
  • writing essays, reports and dissertations
  • your Personal Development Plan (PDP)
  • using software to support your studies

For hints and tips to become more effective in your studies and avoid putting off work until the last minute, see our Procrastination & Your Studies page.

Options for Support

We offer a range of methods of support, including:


Appointments are bookable via the Online Careers & Skills Centre – click here to log in. Once logged in visit the Appointments & Events menu. If you are unable to attend in person you can book a telephone appointment or email your enquiry to

Drop-ins and Workshops

Drop-ins, workshops and webinars are promoted in the online calendar. We can arrange small group sessions. Email your request to

Online Resources

We maintain online support resources which are currently available in the Online Careers & Skills Centre.

Last updated: 22/11/2018