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Developing your study skills 

We are committed to ensuring that every student fulfils their academic potential while studying with us at UWS. Our team of academic skills advisers provide academic advice, guidance and resources to help students to develop and enhance the skills they need 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 
  • Personal Development Planning (PDP) 
  • Using software to support your studies 

Support is delivered via one-to-one appointments, drop-in sessions, group workshops and online resources.  

Online support is available to distance learners, part-time students and those unable to attend drop-in sessions.  

We also work with teaching staff at UWS to embed learning skills into the curriculum and support the development of new and innovative practice in this area.

Last updated: 07/09/2017