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Essential skills for academic success

Essential Skills Portal: Browse by topic

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Explore the topics below to start developing your academic skills.

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Academic Writing and Reading
Build reading, planning and critical writing skills for a range of assignments.


A citation list from a journal article.

Referencing skills
Online webinars and in-depth guides to build referencing skills.


Textbooks on library shelves. Click for sessions on research and information skills.

Research and Information skills
Develop your skills in information searching and research.


 

Students wearing headphones in a language lab.

Academic English
Build your confidence and proficiency in academic writing, reading and speaking.


A close up of a monthly schedule.

Independent Learning
Build strategies to become an effective, independent learner.


Students working at computers with technical equipment.

Digital and technology skills
Prepare for online learning and make the most of digital tools and software.


Student writing calculations on a whiteboard. Click for sessions on working with numbers.

Working with numbers
Build confidence in Maths, Statistics, statistical software and financial skills.


A close up of a smiling student volunteer. Click for sessions on personal development.

Personal effectiveness
Expand your skills with sessions in leadership, money skills and more.


The main entrance to the University from Hallam Square.

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