Academic writing can seem quite different from other ways of communicating and developing your skills early on can make a big difference to your studies.

The Learning Skills team can help you develop different writing skills, from note taking and paraphrasing to reflective writing and more.

They can also help you develop your use of academic language and get to grips with terminology. From tips on improving your writing abilities and writing coherent arguments, to learning how to present your critical thinking, there’s lots of support.

They have a range of online resources as well as offering workshops and 1-to-1 tutorials.To get started check out Skills4Study and complete the Writing Skills and Critical Thinking Skills module.

If English is your second language, you can also join free English language classes taught by students studying English language teaching qualifications. For more information, email