ASC resources


2nd year English and Drama

“If it wasn't for the ASC's patience and precise explanations for areas of improvement during our 1-1 sessions, I feel my assignments would have forever remained mediocre. I would recommend this beneficial area of support, but remember, we get out what we put in too.”

The transition to a new way of learning can be a challenge.

To help you prepare for the differences of studying at undergraduate level, we have specific interactive resources and workshops to support you.

Top academic skills resources

Academic skills cover aspects of study skills such as reading effectively, note taking, referencing and writing. 

Our guides are available electronically, or by visiting us on the first floor of the new Main Library (R30 on the campus map)

Specific academic skills

Other ways to improve your skills

  • Skills4Uni Find your way around and get a feel for the campus
  • Skills4Study High quality interactive materials on all aspects of study, including reading and note-taking, critical thinking and exam skills
  • PASS The University of Birmingham Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) scheme can help you to adjust to university life, improve your study habits and enhance your understanding of the subject matter in your course

Other downloadable resources

Essay-based exams

Exam Skills

Literature Searching

Postgraduate Taught: Critical writing

Postgraduate Taught: Referencing tables

Postgraduate Taught: Using visuals in writing

Presentation Skills

Short guide to Using your Feedback

Starting the Writing Process

Time Management

Time Management Priority Grid

Understanding science assignment questions

Using your feedback planner



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