Welcome to Academic Skills
Academic Skills wants you to make the most of your university studies. Here you'll find resources and support to help you develop and refine your skills.
Owing to the recent public health advice, all individual consultations will be online. Thanks and keep safe.
Online consultations (via MS Teams):
Once you have booked your consultation, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to access your consultation. All students have access to Microsoft Teams at no cost. You can download Teams and other Office 365 programs at myIT.
For all enquiries please email: [email protected]
Resources Self-access guides to referencing, writing reports, grammar and more.
- Referencing assignments
Learn how to reference your assignments using different styles such as Harvard referencing.
- Plagiarism and academic integrity
Discover what you need to know about academic integrity and avoiding plagiarism in your writing.
- Writing skills
Guides for grammar, essay and assignment writing, postgraduate writing and more.
- Critical thinking
This guide introduces the idea of critical thinking for university study.
- Reading and note-taking
Lengthy reading lists can be intimidating. These reading and notetaking guides can assist.
- Exam preparation
Tips for exam preparation, multiple choice, essay exams and more.
- Oral presentations
Tips for preparing a presentation, using PowerPoint, speaking to audience...
- Lectures, tutorials and group work
Guide to lectures, tutorials and developing your discussion and group work skills.
- Time management
Tips for planning your time and spreading your work to avoid a 'traffic jam'.
- English success
Improving your language and communication skills is essential for success.
- Postgrad research support
Academic skills support for postgraduate research students.
Workshops and courses Attend our workshops to develop your study, writing and speaking skills.
- Visit the Study Hacks page to see upcoming Academic Skills workshops