Academic skills and EPQ conferences

We offer a range of academic skills workshops and EPQ conferences for sixth form students and mature applicants.

Academic skills and independent study sessions

These sessions focus on developing independent learning skills and a range of academic skills. They aim to enhance your students' current studies and help them prepare for higher education. Sessions can be tailored according to the needs of your students.

Students take part in a series of interactive talks and activities which develop their understanding and implementation of the following skills:

  • Narrowing a research project and project writing
  • Researching a topic and evaluating information
  • Academic writing style
  • Referencing and academic integrity
  • Effective note taking
  • Perfect presentations.

Each session is delivered by a member of staff from our Academic Support Office, or by a fully trained Academic Skills tutor (postgraduate student). Students work in groups, facilitated by student ambassadors. There is also an opportunity to take a campus tour and to ask our student ambassadors questions about university student life.

Contact us at for more information and to discuss your requirements.

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) conferences

The next conference will be in 2019 and will be confirmed soon. 

We recognise that an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) fosters independent learning and helps prepare students for higher education.

We offer EPQ conferences to help support students working towards this qualification. Our conferences will help to develop their skills with sessions on researching, academic integrity, referencing and presentation skills.

Off campus events

If you're located fairly close to York, it's sometimes possible to arrange for a member of staff to visit your school or college, along with a couple of student ambassadors, to deliver a session. These sessions are up to an hour in length. 

Contact us at to discuss your requirements.