Resources and guides to help you reflect on and develop how you learn and study. Topics includes academic reading, writing, planning, critical thinking, exams and dissertations.
Effective studying and learning
Reflect on and develop how you learn and study.
Advice on what we mean by critical thinking, and further reading and resources.
Managing your time
Time management guides, tips and tools for organising your postgraduate studies.
Developing your English
Links to self-study independent learning packs to help you develop your English language skills.
Advice and resources to support you throughout your dissertation.
Some general information and guidance about a literature review.
Advice and resources to support you with your exams covering: revision, preparation and sitting your postgraduate exams.
Some advice on managing a literature search.
Managing reading workloads
Some tips for managing the large reading workloads associated with postgraduate study.
Writing at postgraduate level
Advice and resources to support you with writing effectively at postgraduate level.
Assignments: planning and drafting
Tips and resources on planning and drafting your work.
General information on how to make the most of group work and tips for effective group working.
Meeting academic standards
Advice and resources to help you ensure your academic work follows the appropriate standards.
Presentations and posters
Guidance and tips for producing effective oral and visual presentations.
Links to a wide range of digital media tools that can help you with learning, conducting and sharing research, and building an online profile.
Study skills books
Many students find the advice offered in scholarship skills books helpful to supplement the advice and guidance of their lecturers and supervisors. These books ** (and others) are available from the University Library. If you want to invest in a book, it may be worth browsing a few to find one that works for you.