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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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  • In person: Room 103, 1st floor, The Library (front desk staffed 10-4 in termtime)
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On campus over the summer? So are we!

If you want to discuss:

- Doing your Masters or undergrad dissertation

- Working on your PhD

- Developing your skills for Part 2 or 3

- Preparing for exam resits

...or any other aspect of studying...

We are available all summer for booked appointments. Our 30 minute sessions are friendly and confidential.

Contact us by email or phone to book an appointment.

If you're not on campus, check out our Study Guides and Video Tutorials for 24/7 Study Advice, and follow us on Twitter for timely tips and advice!

 

 

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