Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development


Undergraduate study development workshops, self-study learning resources, and people you can talk to, to help you succeed in your studies.

New students: you can also find resources and information on preparing for your studies on the central New Students webpages. These are aimed both at students coming from school or college, and returning to education.   Transitioning into University study - learning resources


LearnBetter: learning resource

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LearnBetter is an online self-enrol resource available in Learn, the university’s Virtual Learning Environment. It aims to to help you get the most out of your university studies, and to develop more effective working and learning strategies.


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Study development workshops we run for undergraduates to help you succeed with your studies. Course information and booking.

LearnBetter Essentials

LearnBetter Essentials: a selection of factsheets on core study development and learning topics, including academic reading, writing, reflection, and revision and exams.

Study advice and support

Information on people you can talk to and services you can access to support you with your learning.

Good academic practice

Guidance and factsheets on good academic practice, including referencing and avoiding plagiarism.

Exam Bootcamp

A self-enrol resource on Learn to support students doing exams.

Meeting your Personal Tutor

Information and factsheets to help you make the most of meeting your personal tutor.

Digital Footprint Service

Managing your digital footprint service aims to raise awareness about managing an online presence (digital footprint). Workshops, resources and social media guidelines can be found on the Digital Footprint webpage.

Digital Footprint Service