Academic Skills

 

Academic Skills are all about helping you learn how to be a more effective learner and develop the research skills that will help you now and in the future. Use these resources to find out what works for you.

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New! Academic Skills Podcasts

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Study Skills Toolkit

Enrol yourself on this Blackboard course which is packed with interactive learning materials. Additional topics are available for 2008-09.

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Getting Started with Academic Skills

Start with these quick-reference guides to gain a overview and lots of practical tips.

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Developing Your Academic Skills

Use this series of printable activity-based study guides to improve your skills.

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Advice from the Students' Union Advice and Information Centre

Publications on Academic Integrity and How to Study Successfully.

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Further reading on Academic Skills

A few carefully-selected books and Web resources.

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Resources for Tutors

Advice on how you can embed academic skills into your teaching, plus resources for skills training sessions.

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English for Academic Purposes

Enrol yourself on this Blackboard course which is packed with interactive learning materials for international students.

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A Guide to Academic Integrity

This is a set of interactive guides that aim to help you gain a better understanding of academic integrity and develop your skills so that your assessed work does not accidentally plagiarise the work of others.

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A Guide to Research methods

Misleadingly titled 'E-learning Research Methods' this is in fact a useful set of self-study modules introducing postgraduate research. Some programmes offer these modules as an accredited course, and you really DO need to complete the written exercises to gain much benefit from the process.

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Building your Research Skills

This guide is mainly intended for students in Law, Arts and Social Sciences and offers concise, practical tips on how to successfully complete your undergraduate dissertation or research project.

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Maths skills

Mathcentre is a UK HE resource which offers quick-reference leaflets, teach-yourself booklets, revision exercises, online exercises and even streaming video tutorials to help you master those essential maths skills.

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Teamworking Skills

This excellent series of short videos really brings all of the issues you may encounter in group work to life. Be sure to follow the instructions and find out more about the students and their presentation brief first. You will need headphones or speakers to listen to the videos, of course.

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Advice on e-thesis for PhD students

Students must submit an electronic copy of their thesis in addition to the printed copies. These pages include information about the procedure, advice on issues such as copyright and intellectual property rights, and guides to the conversion process. There are also Word templates for your thesis and guides on how to use them.

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last updated on November 6, 2009
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