Academic skills support

Regardless of whether you are a new undergraduate, or moving into your second or final year, everyone can benefit from reviewing their general academic writing and skills. To help you develop the skills that you need to study effectively, we offer confidential appointments, workshops and online resources. 

Confidential appointments

We offer a confidential appointments service for all undergraduate students to help you develop strategies to improve your general academic writing skills. To make an appointment please email us providing details of when you are available and what support you would like. 

Prior to the appointment, we would like you to complete a reflection plan. Please note that we cannot look at more than one paragraph of unsubmitted work. Therefore, please bring with you any work that you have already submitted, and the feedback you have received from your tutor. This feedback will help us to identify the strategies that you need to develop in order to improve your work. 

What to expect 

If you're not sure what to expect, please visit our what to expect page 

If you require help, advice, training, support and documentation undertaking research, project work, essays and/or dissertations then please contact your subject advisor.

Workshops

We offer a range of workshops to help you prepare for academic study; improve your note taking; reading; writing and presentation skills. In addition to these workshops we offer sessions on personal development using the University’s personal development tool >>Progress>> and preparing for examinations.  Our workshops are predominately for one hour. 

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Hints and tips on your first year at University

Student survival guide (PDF - 1.74MB)

This handy guide has been put together for you by a group of first year students. It provides a range of tips on how to survive your first year at University.

Subject-specific support for research, project work, essays and/or dissertations

College of Arts and Law Writing Advisory Service

Academic Writing Advisory Service 

The Academic Writing Advisory Service (AWAS) is a dedicated service for College of Arts and Law students. There are online activities and exercises and individual support provided by an academic writing advisor and postgraduate subject-specialist writing tutors.

The School of Biosciences

The School of Biosciences offers support with academic writing to first year students. If you feel that you need this support please discuss it with your personal tutor in the first instance; they can refer you for support.

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Support with revision and exam skills

Are you starting to revise for your summer exams? Then help is at hand in the form of our skills4studycampus module on 'Revision and Exam skills'. Log in for lots of useful tips and interactive modules.

 

 

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