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Study GuidesOne-to-one advice sessions and workshops are probably the most effective ways to find out how to develop your study practices. However, for the times when you need a reminder or a quick tip, or can't make it to campus, our online and paper guides may be helpful. These offer advice on a variety of academic study practices and how to make them more effective 

You can access our Study Guides by choosing the appropriate topic in the Links bar on the left of this page.

Or go directly to the Index of Study Guides to browse a list of topics.

We are also developing a suite of bitesize video tutorials - ideal if you only have a small amount of time or want to focus on a particular aspect of academic practice like critical analysis or improving your structure.

If you are new to university study, why not start by checking out our Tips for Freshers?

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Enhance your study skills - in minutes!

You might not think that you have time to develop your study skills, but we have some quick ideas that anyone can find time for...

Got 5 mins? - watch a video tutorial, on essay writing or referencing, for instance.

Got 10 mins? - record yourself recapping the main points of your last lecture - it's more effective than copying up your notes.

Got 30 mins? - review your study practices with a Study Adviser and see if there's anything you could be doing more effectively.

 

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