Study skills development

The Learning and Teaching Team, based in the Library offer:

  • one-to-one appointments with a member of the Learning and Teaching Team / Student Mentors (writing, research, study skills, maths)
  • open workshops most days during term-time (although the presentation workshops tend to be in Term Two)
  • access to the NOW Student Help in NOW.

Time management

One of the main differences between learning at school or college and university is that you are much more responsible for managing your own time. Most tutors will, of course, remind you about deadlines, but getting work in on time is your responsibility. Please also bear in mind that deadlines at university are normally very strict. The following are sources of support available to help you with time management.

Online resources

Presentations

Presentations are one of the most commonly assessed skills at university and so it’s important to get them right. The following forms of support are available.

Online resources
Take a look at the Presentation Skills guide in NOW.

Exams and revision

The most important principle for revision is to learn your subject as you go along. If you skip lectures and seminars, or don't do the reading, then it's almost impossible to catch up by revising. Here are some valuable resources to help you revise and prepare for exams.

Online resources

Workshops

  • The Learning Development Team runs revision workshops early in the summer term.

 

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Students discussing
Student receiving support
Students in a lecture