November update for undergraduates – Reading & writing at university

Reading and writing are a big part of university life. Whether you’re reading textbooks, research papers or lecture handouts, and writing essays, reports or lecture notes, Study Skills is here to boost your skills.

Here is a selection of online resources, blog posts and workshops to get you started. You can find the full collection on the Study Skills Blackboard page. And you can book upcoming workshops here.

For Arts, Social Sciences & Law students

Online resourcesBlog postsWorkshops
Academic WritingHow I make notes: the 5 RsWriting skills: planning and structuring
Planning and structuringTips for time managementNote-taking skills
Critical writingLetter to my undergraduate self: Ali MarshallPlanning and managing your undergraduate dissertation

 

For Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) students

Online resourcesBlog postsWorkshops
Academic readingHow I make notes: From a textbookHow to write like a scientist
Academic writingHow I make notes: From recorded lecturesEssay skills in STEM - how to make sure you're answering the question
Stepwise guide to essaysHow I make notes: On paperBetter Reports, Less Stress

November update for postgraduates – Critical reading and writing: part 1

Reading and writing are a big part of university life. As a postgraduate, you’re expected to read and write critically, whether that’s essays, reports or presentations. But what does “being critical” even mean? Study Skills is here to help!

Here is a selection of online resources, blog posts and workshops to get you started. You can find the full collection on the Study Skills Blackboard page. And you can book upcoming workshops here.

For Arts, Social Sciences & Law students

Online resourcesBlog postsWorkshops
Critical writingMaking the most of lecturesWriting skills: planning and structuring
Academic reading skillsLetter to my undergraduate self: Ali MarshallIntroduction to critical writing
Planning and structuringManaging word counts for essays, dissertations, and assessments

 

For Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) students

Online resourcesBlog postsWorkshops
Academic readingHow I make notes: For essay planning“Being critical”: an introduction to critical reading & writing
Critical writingHow I make notes: From recorded lecturesThesis Writing Circle

October update for undergraduates – Welcome (back) to study

Whether you’re here for the first time or a returning student, now is an excellent time to set some new (academic) year’s resolutions, and the Study Skills service is here to help you do just that.

Here is a selection of online resources, blog posts and workshops to get you started. You can find the full collection on the Study Skills Blackboard page. And you can book upcoming workshops here.

For Arts, Social Sciences & Law students

Online resourcesBlog postsWorkshops
Welcome to StudyStudent Advocate tips for… starting uniUpgrade your study skills
Upgrade to UniversityLetter to my undergraduate self: Therese Kelly – ‘It is okay to ask for help and to say you don’t understand something’Introduction to academic reading
Making & using notesHow I make notes: For essay planningIntroduction to academic writing

 

For Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) students

Online resourcesBlog postsWorkshops
Welcome to StudyStudent Advocate tips for… starting uniStudy Skills for Uni
Upgrade to UniversityLetter to my undergraduate self: Beckie Arden – ‘failure will help you recognise what to do to succeed’New year, new study skills
Making & using notesHow I make notes: From recorded lecturesNotetaking - when, why and how

October update for postgraduates – Welcome (back) to study

Whether you’re here for the first time or a returning student, now is an excellent time to set some new (academic) year’s resolutions, and the Study Skills service is here to help you do just that.

Here is a selection of online resources, blog posts and workshops to get you started. You can find the full collection on the Study Skills Blackboard page. And you can book upcoming workshops here.

For Arts, Social Sciences & Law students

Online resourcesBlog postsWorkshops
Time managementStudent perspective: Obliterating procrastinationManaging your academic workload
Making & using notesLetter to my undergraduate self: Alison Marshall – ‘Freewriting is liberating for people with perfectionist tendencies like me’Academic reading

 

For Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) students

Online resourcesBlog postsWorkshops
Time managementStudent perspective: Obliterating procrastinationNew year, new study skills
Making & using notesLetter to my undergraduate self: Simon Gamble – ‘Don’t waste brain power on fears, spend the time studying’Notetaking - when, why and how
“Being critical”: an introduction to critical reading & writing