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Welcome to Study Skills

  • Study Skills is available to both BA and MA students.
  • You can access support at any point of the academic year.
Sara Erskine Study Skills Tutor
Sara Erskine: Study Skills Manager

What are Study Skills?

These can include:

  • understanding assignment briefs
  • time management and organisation
  • effective reading
  • note-taking
  • critical thinking
  • reflection
  • presentations
  • academic writing

How can I access support?


  • These pages contain guidance on a range of skills.
  • Look out for the blue boxes that contain downloadable Study Skills guides.


  • Book a tutorial with Sara Erskine via the Study Skills VLE page (opens in a new window).
  • You can be at any stage of an assignment. Turn up with questions, notes, mind maps or draft writing.
  • Attend tutorials either alone or in small groups of up to 3.

Workshops and drop-ins:

  • Sign-up workshops run throughout the academic year.
  • Click the blue box below to see the full programme.
  • Also watch out for announcements of other events via the VLE and social media.
Sign-Up Workshop Programme

What areas could you develop?

  • Complete the skills audit below to find out more.
Study Skills Audit PDF Study Skills Audit Word
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