Academic skills support

Study spaceWe offer confidential appointments, workshops and online resources for taught students 

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. 

Prior to the appointment, complete a reflection plan. This will help us to identify the strategies that you need to develop. See our charter in advance of your session. 

Workshops

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.

  • Other skills support

The University's Careers Network can help develop your employability skills and the Wellbeing Service will support your developement 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 availble via skills4studycampus. See the module on 'Revision and Exam skills'. Log in for lots of useful tips and interactive modules.