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Podcast

Our podcast series explores a variety of academic skills topics such as essay writing, plagiarism and statistics.

Current Episode (October 13th 2014)

Student confidence

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Welcome to Skills for Learning

Skills for Learning is a collection of resources to support the learning and teaching of academic skills.

Developing your academic skills is an essential part of successful study at university and your future employability. Academic skills include the use of IT, numeracy, academic literacy, problem solving, critical thinking, working with others and research skills.

We also offer Skills for Learning workshops and tutorials on academic communication, maths and IT skills.

Off-campus access: If you are accessing the site off-campus, you will be asked to log in using your user id and password from your student card. For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions page.

What you'll find on Skills for Learning

PDF copies of the timetable for printing can be found on the Workshop and Tutorials page.

What's new?

  • Percentages and ratios

    Understand percentages and ratios and how they relate to fractions and decimals, and learn how to perform caculations using percentages and ratios.

  • Postgraduate collection

    A collection of our resources that are especially useful to postgraduate students.

  • Dissertation IT kit

    Learn how to effectively use Word 2010 to work on your dissertation in the most efficient way.

  • Improve your academic IT skills

    Understand which IT skills you need to produce academic work and decide how you will improve your academic IT skills.

  • Reflection topic

    Learn about the benefits of reflection and different techniques you can use to help with your own reflective work.

Popular resources

  • Time management

    Analyse how you use your time, identify areas for improvement and learn how to prioritise academic work and other activities.

  • Team theory

    Learn about Belbin's team role theory, a number of other team development theories and assess the roles of members of your team.

  • The research question

    Explores how to take research ideas and form them into 'research questions', 'aims', or 'testable hypotheses'.

  • Getting started with IT

    Identify key IT skills and learn some techniques to use your PC more effectively.

  • What is reflection

    Explains what reflection is, why you may be asked to do it and gives some advice and strategies to help you.

  • Models for structuring reflection

    Learn about the models and theories that you can use to help structure your reflective work.

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