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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

“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.

What's new?

  • Dissertation IT kit

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

  • Reflection topic

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

  • 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.

  • Postgraduate collection

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

  • 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.

Popular resources

  • The research question

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

  • Plagiarism

    Understand what plagiarism is, why it matters, and what you can do to avoid plagiarism in your work.

  • 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.

  • Types of business

    Learn about the most important legal formats describing types of business and the advantages and disadvantages of each type.

  • Mathematical Operations

    Understand the four main mathematical operations, powers and the sequence in which operations should be tackled in calculations.

  • What is reflection

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

Skills Tips