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Discover Study Skills

Discover Study Skills helps students to develop a range of academic skills to enhance their current studies and begin to prepare them for university level study. Suitable for Years 7-13, the programme includes:

  • Workshops on key academic skills delivered at university or in schools and colleges
  • Full day visits to the University to introduce students to university level study, including working with current undergraduates and campus tours
  • Free access to Discover Study Skills Online independent learning modules

What's involved?

Programme content

The Discover Study Skills programme focuses on the development of academic skills pertinent to university level study. However, these are also transferable skills applicable to study and workplaces in general, so all students can benefit from participating. Areas covered include:

  • Confidence, self-esteem and communication skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Extended Project Qualification support
  • Lectures: what to expect and how to take effective notes
  • Organisation and time management
  • Presentation skills
  • Reading for study
  • Research methods and resource evaluation (print and online resources)
  • Referencing and plagiarism
  • Revision and exam skills
  • University Library visits*
  • Writing skills (examining academic writing style as well as specific formats, e.g., essays, projects, reports)

*Library visit requests required minimum of 3 weeks in advance; no visits during standard University exam periods


Sessions can be delivered in school or college, as well as at the University. We will work with you to create a tailor-made full or half day of activities to assist your students' studies.

When coming in to school or college, it can be useful to liaise with your own librarian to make sure that the visit promotes in-house support and resources available, as well as promoting the same study messages advocated at your institution.

Who can participate

Discover Study Skills

  • Students must attend a state school

Discover Study Skills Online

  • Free resource available to all (access via link on the right)

Our UK/EU Recruitment also team also work closely with schools across the UK - visit the website for further information

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Book now

To book onto one or more of the activities use the online booking form