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Media Library

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

Publications

Discover 'Quote, Unquote' (PDF version) or 'Quote, Unquote' (online version), our 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 workshops and other types of support, please see the Get Help page.

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Academic Skills Resources

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  • The research process

    Identify different types of research, the purposes of research, and the stages of a research project.

  • Dissertation IT kit

    Learn how to use the appropriate tools in Microsoft Word to format your dissertation in a professional and efficient way.

  • Time management

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

  • 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.

  • Models for structuring reflection

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

  • Mathematical Operations

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