Here are some face-to-face and online study skills resources you can access for free.

Face-to-face support: group workshops and individual sessions

Study Smart: Academic Skills Workshop Programme

301: Study Skills and Development Centre
301 Glossop Road

See 301 website for dates and venues

This workshop programme is designed to help you improve your study skills and academic technique. Session topics include:

  • Maximizing time
  • Speed reading
  • Presentation skills
  • Mind mapping
  • Exam revision and technique
  • Research skills
  • Working in groups
  • Performing well in seminars

301 Study Skills Drop-in Sessions

See 301 website for more information

20 minute one-to-one discussion with a tutor about research or study skills.

Writing Advisory Service

See the 301 website to register and book on to a session

One-to-one sessions with a specialist writing tutor. You can work on writing skills such as structure, organisation and linking ideas and spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Online Resources

Help with spelling, grammar and proofreading

Ginger Proofreader
Download the Ginger Proofreader

Useful free software suggesting spelling and grammar corrections in a floating toolbar.

Texthelp Read and Write
Available on University computers

Can read as you type, do phonetic spell checking and word prediction. It will also read aloud web pages, pdf files, etc.

Help with assignments

Inspiration and MindView
Available on University computers

Mindmapping software to help with planning assignment work

ASK – Assignment Survival Kit

Go to the ASK website

This is an online tool to help with assignment work (essays, reports, presentations and portfolios) by splitting tasks into manageable steps to help with planning and time management.

How to study

My Study Bar

Free downloadable toolbar providing reading and writing help including with planning (mindmapping software), reading (screen ruler and text reader). Can also change screen background colour/tint.

The Academic Skills Hub (TASH)

TASH signposts students to academic skills resources both within and beyond the University. Amongst other topics the site covers writing, communication and research skills.

Study Skills Support for Students with Dyslexia

These study skills materials have been developed specifically for students with dyslexia. However, anyone needing help with their study skills may also find them useful.

Help with getting organised

Google Calendar

Google Calendar is an electronic calendar available to all students. You can access Google Calendar by logging on through MUSE.

Help with maths

Mathematics and Statistics Help (MASH)

MASH is a free service available to all students located in 301 Glossop Road.
Provides mathematics and statistics support including:

  • One-to-one support from tutors
  • Drop-in facility for support
  • Study room with resources and tutors to help if necessary