Study Skills

Individual tutorials and a range of online resources which focus on developing academic and English language skills are available to support you. These include referencing, essay writing, dissertation writing, critical analysis and reflective writing.


Skills4Study is an interactive resource that will help you develop your academic skills at your own pace.

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English for Speakers of other Languages

If English is not your first language, we offer individual tutorials, workshops and study groups. Select from a wide range of resources to develop your English skills and reach your full potential.

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Microsoft Office Skills

Support, training and official Microsoft Certification is available at the University to enable you make better use of the seperate programmes that make up the Microsoft Office Suite.

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Referencing and avoiding plagiarism

If you want to know why you should reference and how to do it, or if you are worried that you may be plagiarising, resources and 1-1 tutorials are available to help.

Find out about referencing and plagiarism

ACADEMIC writing

From here you can find out how to start your essay or assignment and steps you can take to prepare yourself to complete them successfully.

More information about academic writing

presentation skillS

Build your confidence when talking in front of people and grow your presentation skills through a range of resources and 1-1 tutorials.

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dissertations and literature reviews

Academic Learning Development can support you develop all aspects of dissertation and extended essay writing ranging from how to get organised and what to include in the methodology, all the way to how to set out the list of references.

Improve your dissertation

revision and exam techniques

If you are worried about revision and exams, support is available to help you develop and enhance your revision skills and exam techniques.

Better prepare for exams

reflective writing

Reflective writing is an important aspect of academic writing in higher education but when starting out with reflective writing many students wonder what reflective writing is and how you can do it.

Grow through reflection


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Last edited: 17/04/2019 11:07:00