Skills for Success are here to support you with everything you need to do well in your studies that is not directly related to your subject. There is also a range of online materials and resources to help you, no matter what level you are at, or what department you study in.
A range of workshops run throughout the year to help you develop your academic skills.
Book a session with one of our tutors for help with any aspect of your studies.
A bank of study skills resources on Moodle designed to enhance your academic and personal development throughout your studies.
Resources and support to help you improve your writing skills including note taking and essay writing.
Find out about writing skills at postgraduate level.
Develop your understanding of academic integrity, authorship and plagiarism. Learn how to reference correctly.
An introduction to the key skills required to develop a grounded academic argument.
Understanding the different requirements of a lab report for the biosciences.
The steps you need to take to produce a well-thought-out and well-focused piece of academic writing.
Guidance about good practice in relation to third-party proofreading of student work.
Find out about the different types of referencing styles and systems.
Support and guidance to help you with your research.
Find out about the maths, stats, numeracy and problem-solving skills support you can access.
Find out about the numeracy assessment and modules for students in certain academic departments.
Find out about developing your digital skills and the resources you can access.
What it means to think critically and some practical ways that this can be achieved.
An introduction to some core ideas and aspects of creating good quality presentations.
Being an independent learner means being an active learner, taking responsibility for your workload, commitments and deadlines.
Exploring different situations where oracy skills are used and the specific speaking and listening skills needed in each case.
Some practical techniques that are useful for study as well as in everyday situations.
Academic English classes to support you if English is not your first language.
The Department of Language and Linguistics offers dependants of international students and staff free English classes.
If you need any further help and advice, please contact or visit the Student Services Hub who will be happy to assist you.