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Academic skills

Skills@Library supports taught students to develop academic skills, within the curriculum and through online resources, workshops, 1-2-1 consultations and drop-in sessions.

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Academic skills

Online exam preparation

Check our revision and exams resource for revision strategies and techniques. Then see our online open book exams resource for the tools to prepare for, plan and undertake online exams.

Academic skills

Take your learning to the next level with Skills@Library. We help taught students to develop academic skills online and in person.


Struggling to write that essay? Not sure on how to write a report? Skills@Library can help you to complete your assignments.

Skills development at University

Whatever stage you’re at in your University journey, Skills@Library can help you to identify, develop and refine the academic skills you need.

Get off to a Flying Start! Find out about the skills you need at university and how it differs from what you’ve done before.

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Step up to second year. Build on the skills you developed at first year and get to grips with the study techniques for second year success.

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Tackle your final year project or dissertation. Our comprehensive guide takes you through all the stages of your Final Chapter at university.

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Step up to Masters and equip yourself with the academic skills you need to progress to postgraduate level.

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