We provide help and guidance on how to study most effectively.
At times even the most successful students struggle with academic work, and almost everyone can improve their study techniques and habits.
Learning at university will often be different from school or college and it may take some time to fully understand how to learn and study here.
You will need to get used to the different kinds of learning required in certain subject areas and the demands made as your programme of study progresses.
Lecturers and tutors will offer you guidance on studying and what they expect of you, but we also offer additional forms of support.
Our Institute for Academic Development (IAD) can help you to develop effective learning techniques.
You can access resources and guidance on, for example, how to study effectively, write assignments and revise for your exams.
These resources are available at any time by using LearnBetter, a self-enrol course on Learn. Learn is the University's main virtual learning environment (VLE).
The IAD also runs a series of workshops throughout the year on study skills topics. You can sign up via MyEd and the IAD website.
You can also arrange to receive one-to-one study advice by making an appointment.
Prepare for Success is an interactive web learning tool for international students who are getting ready to come to the UK for study.
It contains learning resources that help you find out about different aspects of academic life in the UK and the skills needed for effective study.
Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) runs a Peer Proofreading Network for students whose first language is not English.
The network of student volunteers will proofread your work and help you with the vocabulary, grammar and general clarity of your written English.
This article was published on Nov 26, 2013