Study Skills Tutorials

COVID-19 Information Regarding 1:1 Study Skills Appointments

Please note that following University of Sheffield guidance we are cancelling all face-to-face 1:1 appointments at 301. Please DO NOT travel to 301 Academic Skills Centre if you are booked on for a 1:1 appointment. 

If you book on a 1:1 study skills appointment you will receive an email invitation at or close to your allocated appointment time. Please click on the link in the invitation and follow the instructions to join the Meet.

Google Meet allows you to share video and/or your screen with the tutor, although this is entirely optional and you can have a simple audio call if you would prefer. Google Meet works on most computers and mobile devices including smartphones. 

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Study Skills TutorialsWhat to expect from a tutorial

301 Study Skills Tutorials can help you improve your study skills strategies and academic techniques, and through the development of these skills, get more out of your course at university.

We provide an opportunity for you to have a 30 minute 1:1 discussion with a specialist study skills tutor about any area relating to your university study, assessment, research or learning. Tutors will not correct your work for you, but will help you understand what you need to know to correct it yourself in the future. They can also point you in the direction of additional resources, worksheets, templates and opportunities across the University of Sheffield.

Very good tutorials. I will be recommending them!

first-year geography student

What is covered?

Some of the topics you may want to talk about include:

  • Exam revision strategies and exam techniques
  • Conducting an original piece of research
  • Planning and getting started on an essay/report/dissertation
  • Managing your workload and beating procrastination
  • Effective reading and note-taking techniques
  • Working effectively with a project or dissertation supervisor

The tutorials are extremely helpful and staff are very friendly!

second-year medical student

Study Skills Tutorials can't cover:

  • Proofreading, or revising draft pieces of work before submission. 
  • Subject specific issues. The advice given can't relate to specific content (i.e. that of your discipline).

What do I need to do before I come?

As the sessions are quite short, it would be useful if you could have a think about how your studies are going generally, and what you would like to discuss. If you wish, you may bring a piece of marked work so that the tutor can see which aspects of your work markers have commented on. The tutor will not however correct mistakes or advise on the content of your work for you and we regret that we are unable to consider examples of your work in advance of the meeting.


Click on any highlighted time to make a booking. Appointments become available 2 weeks in advance. (You may need to scroll down or across to see all available appointments). Appointments are often cancelled and become available at the last minute, so remember to keep checking the calendar below for availability.

PLEASE NOTE that due to high demand, appointments are limited to ONE PER WEEK PER STUDENT. If you are unable to find an appointment time, please check back daily for new appointment slots and let us know via the waiting list button.

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