Academic skills support

We offer confidential appointments, workshops and online resources for taught students 

If you are a Research postgraduate (MRes or PhD) please see the workshops and appointments offered by the Research Skills Team

Confidential appointments

Make an appointment with us for a one-to-one session to help you develop strategies to improve your academic skills. Please complete our online form and we will get back to you to book you in. 


We offer a range of workshops to help you prepare for academic study, improve your note taking, reading, writing and presentation skills. Our workshops usually last around 1.5 hours.

Embedded sessions and support for academic departments

If you are an academic and seeking to embed skills support for particular modules, courses or programmes, please get in touch.

Sources of further information

This handy guide to surviving your first year of university has been put together by a group of first year students. 

A dedicated service for College of Arts and Law students providing online activities and exercises, and individual support. If you are a CAL student, the AWAS for Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught, and Postgraduate Research students course will be listed amongst your Canvas courses. Please email Nicola Taylor at if you find you are not enrolled.

Other skills support

The University's Careers Network can help develop your employability skills and the Mental Health and Wellbeing Service will support your development of life skills. Specialist support is provided by the Learning Support Team for students with Specific Learning Difficulties

Support with Revision and Exam Skills

Online support is available via skills4study. See the module on 'Revision and Exam skills'. Log in for lots of useful tips and interactive modules.


Professional Services