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Skills Areas Covered

Click on the headings below to find out if we can provide advice to help you to improve your skills in this area:

Study skills

  • Critical thinking
  • Effective learning strategies
  • Exam skills (revision strategies and memorisation techniques)
  • Note-taking
  • Reading and researching skills - basic and advanced
  • Writing skills - literature reviews, essays, reports
  • Drafting, editing and proof-reading skills (N.B. we do not offer a proof-reading service)
  • Designing and delivering presentations
  • Group working skills
  • Communication skills
  • Time management        

Maths skills

All areas of Maths ranging from basic numeracy up to advanced levels.

Research and scholarship skills

Anyone enrolled for a degree by research (MPhil, PhD, DBA or DPharm) should speak to their supervisors about appropriate, high-level research and scholarship training and support.

Advice for Doctoral Students is available through our Research and Scholarship Skills provision. Enquiries regarding this should be directed to Research training sessions are available.

IT skills

The IT Advice Team can assist you.

Information Literacy

Your Subject Librarian can help develop your information retrieval skills.

Course specific subject knowledge

Your course tutor can help.

English Language skills

The University Language Centre can help.

Writing your CV and Application forms