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Podcast

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

Current Episode (December 8th 2014)

Reflective writing

“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?

  • Reflection topic

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dissertation IT kit

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

Popular resources

  • 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.

  • Time management

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

  • "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.

  • 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.

  • Mathematical Operations

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

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