New Students

Learning resources for transitioning to university

Resources for applying your learning style and existing skills to a university education.

Talking 'Eds videos

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Watch videos of our students describing what university life is really like.

Tips & resources

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Study tips, advice and support to help you achieve academic success
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Find out what's expected 

Do you want to know how to get started with your degree and what’s expected of you? Or how does academia work and what’s your place in it? Or how to work towards achieving your best marks possible?

The Institute for Academic Development (IAD) can offer support and resources for students throughout their studies, particularly for those just starting their degree:

Undergraduates – How to Succeed at University

Masters/Taught postgraduates - Getting Ready for your studies