Study skills

Producing successful academic work

We provide a wide range of activities and resources to enable you to develop your academic skills at every level of study. Libraries and learning offer opportunities relevant to every stage of assignment work:

  • Understanding the question
  • Identifying topics for research
  • Finding information
  • Reading and note-taking
  • Planning and structuring your assignment
  • Critical analysis
  • Writing in an academic style
  • Introductions and conclusions
  • Grammar and punctuation
  • Referencing and citation

Higher Education Assignment Toolkit
Resources to help you to prepare an assignment that meets the requirements of study at university.

Focus On materials
A series of study guides introducing essential academic and study skills.

Referencing tutorial
Develop your referencing skills with this tutorial.

Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS)
Enhancing academic practice writing development and professional skills. Find out more about our services to undergraduate postgraduate and research students.

Study tutorials
30 minute individual tutorials with a study tutor.

Study and writing development workshops
A programme of short informal workshops during each term.

Writing development
Tutorials and workshops with specialist tutors offering practical advice in key areas that affect your grade.

Writing quiz
Improve your writing skills with our online tool which tests your understanding of grammar, punctuation and style.

Maths Learning Centre
Providing extra help with studying any kind of maths or statistic.

IT Training
Training courses and workshops to help you make the most of computing resources.

Centre for English Language Learning
The Centre for English Language Learning is for international students at all levels: undergraduate, postgraduate and research. In a friendly and relaxed environment, we provide tuition and guidance in general English, English for academic purposes and study skills. Please come and visit us in the Main Building to discuss your needs.

For more support just send a message to our electronic enquiry service.

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