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Podcast

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

Current Episode (May 13th 2015)

Analysing research data - Part 2

“Quote, Unquote”

"Quote, Unquote": A Guide to Harvard Referencing

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.

To book onto a workshop, please visit the Skills for Learning workshop calendar.

What's new?

  • Dissertation IT kit

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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Learning styles

    Understand what different learning styles are and which apply to you.

  • Essay writing

    Learn to analyse essay questions, to write your own questions and to plan, prepare and write essays using the appropriate style and presentation.

  • What is reflection

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

  • The research question

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

  • "Quote, Unquote"

    "Quote, Unquote" is an authoritative source on author-date or 'Harvard' referencing. It contains the details of how to reference many types of sources and also gives advice on how to cite sources in your work.

  • Time management

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

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