Study Skills.

We know that coming to university can bring challenges and a shift in the way you work. To help you with your studies, the University have put together a Skills Gateway Hub. The Skills Gateway will take you to the most useful workshops, courses, 1:1 support and self-study resources to lift your performance to the next level.

What kind of support is available in the hub?

  • Academic writing and communication
  • Academic English for International Students
  • Maths, Stats and Numeracy
  • Information Literacy Skills
  • Personal Development and Employability
  • Studying with a Disability or Dyslexia
  • Postgraduate Research Skills
  • Self Study Resources
  • Languages for all

What kind of support is available on campus?


Achieve your full academic potential with CeDAS (The Centre for the Development of Academic Skills). The Centre offers courses, workshops 1:1 support and self-study resources on a range of discipline-specific skills including academic writing, maths and stats, spoken communication and academic English for international students. Delivered online and face-to-face, these activities are a great way to build the skills and confidence for studying effectively in your subject area.


You will find the CeDAS Academic Skills page for your school on Moodle under My Courses - or just click here.

If you have any questions, email


The Library

Each subject has a dedicated Information Consultant to support students and staff. Information Consultants can teach students how to:

  • Find information which is suitable for their academic work quickly and systematically
  • Select the best sources to use for their work and evaluate the information in them
  • Reference correctly and consistently using the subject referencing style guide
  • Use reference management software such as Endnote and Latex
  • Manage how they share information in a safe and professional way

If you would like support in any of these areas your Information Consultant will be happy to help. You can book an appointment with your Information Consultant for yourself or a small group from your subject guide which can be found here.

If you prefer to learn independently, the library moodle course has a range of resources and activities to help you develop your information literacy skills.

Your Information Consultants can also be booked by academic staff to teach these skills to groups of students. If you feel this would be helpful for your cohort, speak to your lecturer to request a session with your Information Consultant.

want to speak to an advisor?

If you've already looked through our web pages and can't find the information you're after, and would like to discuss something face-to-face, it's easy to see an Advisor.


We hold weekly drop-in sessions on Zoom during term time. Check out our Events Calendar here to find out when the next drop-in is- just use the "Advice" filter on the left hand side of the page.


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