Study Skills

The STAR (Study Tips to Achieve Results) Handbook provides advice on how to develop effective strategies for studying. It has been designed to identify and develop the specific academic skills students will need to  succeed. The resource provides advice on issues ranging from time management and note-taking to essay writing, report writing, preparing a presentation, grammar, punctuation and referencing.  Download the  STAR HANDBOOK

The Assignment Survival Kit is an additional source of help and support and can help with time management. Click on the link to view ASK at

Subject Tutors are a key source of information and support and can provide advice and guidance on subject specific issues and signpost students to a range of other resources and support.

Study Skills Tutors can offer confidential advice and information and they are available to answer a variety of queries regarding general and specific study skills concerns. Study Skills Tutors can also offer support to individuals and to small groups around areas such as essay preparation and referencing. Students can access study advice and support from Study Skills Tutors by telephone, by e-mail and in person. Students can make an appointment to see a Study Skills Tutor either on campus or at a community venue. Please contact  01792 602211

Study Skills Workshops are held throughout the year to support students and offer general help and support. They can also be organised around a specific aspect of study such as referencing, they can be subject specific and/or they can be tailored to suit the needs of students. Study Skills Workshops are organised on campus and in community venues and are arranged in a flexible way to suit the needs of all students and are aimed at improving students’ writing skills.

IT Support is available on request and this can be delivered on a one-to-one basis or for small groups of students who may need additional help.

Library Tours can be organised for individuals and/or groups of students on request.