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A selection of study advice guidesYou may be great at writing, but need a little guidance on the best way to manage your reading. Or perhaps you love to give presentations but are not so sure about referencing. Or feel you'd be confident with all of your skills, if only you could find the time to get things done!

Our Study Guides and Video Tutorials provide expert advice on developing all of the academic skills and practices you will need to succeed at university. 

The Study Guides are research-informed and peer-evaluated, covering all the key aspects of each topic.

We also have guides aimed at particular student groups, including new undergraduates, postgraduates, mature and international students, and those with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties.

Our Video Tutorials are brief (around 5 minute) screencasts which you can watch whenever you have a few minutes to spare.

list of study guides

Essay writing

Report writing

Dissertations and major projects

Literature reviews

Citing references

Managing your time

Academic writing

Reading and making notes

Lectures and seminars

Group work

Giving presentations

Practice-based and reflective learning

Preparing for exams

 There is also a separate page which lists all of our Video Tutorials.

Guides for different student groups

Students talkingStudying with dyslexia and other difficulties (under development)

New to university?

Masters students

Research postgraduates

Studying as a mature student

Studying as an international student


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