Specialist Study Skills

This is a service for students who have a learning difference or disability e.g. dyslexia.

From May to September we will run tutorials – Book here.
(NB. If you don’t see tutorials listed, then find out how to access this service.)

Workshops and alternative tutorial times can be arranged by request. Please email specialist study skills

Sessions are available in Learning Centres at both campuses. New dates are regularly added so keep checking back.

Learn how to study effectively, get organised and improve your academic skills and confidence.  All sessions are delivered by Specialist Tutors who can help make the most of the way you learn.

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Specialist Study Skills Tutorials

30 minute one to one sessions to discuss your learning needs, develop your skills & find out where to access further support. You will have the opportunity to complete a skills inventory to identify strengths & areas for development to succeed with study.  Book here.

Understanding your Learning Style & Strengths

Develop an understanding of yourself as a learner. Find out how your learning difficulty or difference affects you. Learn how to identify & work to your strengths, developing strategies to succeed in your study.  Book here.

Effective Learning: Strategies to improve retention of learning

Learn how memory & processing affect your learning. Develop strategies to become more effective & efficient in your learning. Book here.

Managing Workload & Organisational Skills

Learn how to plan and organise time effectively to manage your workload using a multisensory approach. Book here.

Assignment Briefs & Planning

Learn how to understand assignment briefs in order to meet learning outcomes. Learn how to create a plan to answer assignments fully. Book here.

Critical Thinking

Develop an understanding of what critical thinking is & explore ways to critically analyse texts to develop your argument in assignments. Book here.

Reading Effectively

Learn strategies to become a more effective & efficient reader. Book here.

Writing: Structure and Composition

Develop an understanding of the planning process, learn how to structure your essays effectively, write in coherent paragraphs, adding polish to your essays. Book here.

Writing: Expression and Academic Language

Develop an understanding of academic writing style. Learn how to write formally using academic expression & phrases. Book here.

Writing: Accuracy and Proofreading Strategies

Learn how to identify common mistakes & develop strategies to improve accuracy in your writing. Learn about tools to help with editing and proofreading. Book here. 

Reflective Writing

Develop an understanding of standard content and structure for effective reflective writing. Book here.

Research, Literature Reviews & Annotated Bibliographies

Develop an understanding of the process & content of a Literature Review & Annotated Bibliography. Book here.

Revision & Exam Techniques

Develop an understanding of how you retain information best and how to approach revision & exams working to your strengths. Book here.

Making the most of Lectures and Notetaking

Develop an understanding of how to make the most of your lectures and learn strategies to improve your notetaking skills. Book here.

Assessment & Using Feedback

Develop an understanding of assessment criteria & learn how to make the most of your feedback to improve future assignments. Book here.

Group Work & Presentation Skills

Learn how to plan, structure & deliver presentations and participate in group work effectively. Book here.

The Assistive Technology Service also run workshops on using tools to support your study including text-to-speech and mind mapping software.