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Develop your study skills

Find support to keep your study skills sharp.


In almost all kinds of employment, you'll need to write concise, critical and well informed reports. You'll learn this skill through essay writing.

IT and library skills

Brush up your IT skills and learn how to make full use of the University's libraries.

Institute for Academic Development

The Institute for Academic Development (IAD) provides a number of workshops and resources for University of Edinburgh postgraduate taught students (online distance learners and on-campus students), to help you gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed for studying at postgraduate level.

Study skills

As well as offering one-to-one teaching and award-winning peer group support, we can direct you to other departments offering a wide range of study skills services for students including workshops, factsheets, advice and learning resources.

Top tips for exam success

Here we outline some basic steps for examination success. This isn't an exhaustive list and you should approach the Institute for Academic Development if you feel you would like help developing your study skills.