The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Academic Skills Development & Support

Having the correct skills are important and ensure that you make the most of your time at University.

We recognise that students come with a whole range of experiences and backgrounds and more importantly all are individual in their needs. Students direct from School have to adapt to University teaching methods and previous graduates often find the methods they used before don't work for a Vet degree. Therefore, we have a team of staff available to help students.

We offer dedicated academic skills and development advice, through drop-in and individual bookable sessions. Typically during these sessions, current methods will be reviewed and alternative strategies are suggested. Often students find just small changes can make a big difference to their enjoyment and success at University.

We also offer workshops and other events where students can try out various techniques and talk to fellow students about what methods they use.

We are also building a resource of online materials that students can use prior to arrival and also once they are here. These currently include materials on lectures, time management and assessment but this will grow over time.

To book an appointment please email 

Study Skills Team

  • Jessie Paterson
  • Nina Tomlin
  • Laura Salazar
  • Fiona McDowell
  • Sumari Dancer
  • Jess Davies
  • Dana Grigore
  • Stacy Spielman