Articles: Academic Skills


Here you will find a wide range of resources to help you develop your academic skills.

AI Guidance - What is AI? Can you use it? What can you use it for?

The Academic Support Video  Wall -  Check out these short videos for hints and tips about improving your study skills

Research - Gather the right resources for your work

Note Taking - Your wont remember everything you hear or read, take notes!

Analysis - taking an idea apart to see how it works

Critical Thinking - Being critical is an important part of your academic skill set but what does this mean?

Referencing - Showing what you have read is an important part of any academic task

Exam Preparation - preparing for an exam makes all the difference to your performance

Online Exam Support - Doing exams at home? This might help

Resit Support - Have to resit some assessment, find help here

Essay Writing - Preparation and Structure are vital

Academic Writing - Some hints and tips to get you started

Writing a Report - Report writing is not the same as essay writing

Reflective Writing - Not all forms of writing are the same

Writing a Dissertation - Longer pieces of writing requires planning and focus

Interpreting Tutor Feedback - what do they mean?

Preparing a Seminar - Getting involved in a seminar is the best way to get the most out of it

Write with Authority and Avoid Plagiarism - Learn to speak with credibility in your own voice

Delivering a Presentation - Standing up in front of an audience can be stressful

Working with Numbers - Support for you maths skills including MASH activities

Did You Know? - Some hints and tips you may not have heard before

Current staff; Current students; Prospective students

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