There are a wide variety of resources available to assist your studies at NTU.

Course related advice

  • Use any study support that is offered within your academic school. Details will be included in your module learning rooms on NOW.
  • Make sure you understand each assignment and be confident about asking for help early on.
  • Discuss any initial feedback from assessments with your tutor.
  • Check your Course Handbook for subject specific advice regarding referencing.

Library Support

  • Check out the library pages for really useful information about support available from the Library's Learning and Teaching Team, including academic writing support and Maths support.
  • Want to find out more about researching for information, study skills, academic writing and maths? Check out the Library Events Programme and book online.
  • Need to talk to somebody one-to-one about your studies? Book an appointment with one of the Library’s Learning and Teaching Librarians, Academic Skills Advisers or Student Mentors. They also have bookable appointments for maths and statistics support. Book online.

General Study support

  • Check out the study support pages.
  • The SOS website has information regarding exam stress.
  • Check out the resources on NOW under the Student Help tab. There are lots of useful resources covering managing your time, writing, referencing, copyright and plagiarism, presentation skills, Maths and Statistics.
  • There is also valuable information on the Skills for Success website: www.ntu.ac.uk/skillsforsuccess

Assistive technologies

  • Utilise available assistive technology resources which are free to download Assistive Technology Resources.
  • Use the Assistive Technology applications that are available on all resource room PCs.
  • Texthelp is text-to-speech software, which may be useful for checking your work.
  • Inspiration and MindGenius are mind-mapping applications that can help you plan your ideas. Both Inspiration and MindGenius can convert these mind maps into easy-to-follow essay plans.Ask at the Library Information desks how to access these applications.
  • If you have been allocated assistive equipment and software through the DSA, make sure you access the training you have been awarded, and use the provision to support your study and learning.

External resources

  • You may also find it helpful to consult The Study Skills Handbook 4th edition by Stella Cottrell (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).
  • There are some good support resources developed for dyslexic students in higher education by the University of Sheffield.