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Podcast

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

Current Episode (April 1st 2014)

Reflection (with Vivienne Griggs) 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.

What's new?

Popular resources

  • Learning styles

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

  • Time management

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

  • Plagiarism

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

  • Getting started with IT

    Identify key IT skills and learn some techniques to use your PC more effectively.

  • The research question

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

  • What is reflection

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

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