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Online resources

Students working independently on laptops

As well as face-to-face help and advice, the University also has a wide range of online resources so you can get support whenever or wherever you want.

These resources can help you develop your academic skills and improve your writing and English language. You can choose a specific topic that you'd like help with, or work through the materials to improve your general skills. 

Skills Guides

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Help with academic and digital skills and writing assignments.

Language development

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Resources to improve English grammar and vocabulary.

Dissertation support

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Help to prepare and write a dissertation.

Top ten resources

Not sure where to start? Here's our choice of the top ten online academic skills and language development resources.

Time management
Tips to help you get organised and use your time effectively.

Note taking
Strategies for good note taking in class and when reading.

Google Drive
Tips on using Google Drive and other Google apps. Never lose a document again!

Academic Googling
How to use Google to search for academic sources.

Search Skills
Tips to take your literature research skills to the next level.

Critical reading
Strategies to critically read and analyse a source.

Evaluating sources
Tips to decide whether a source is reliable and relevant to your topic.

Academic writing
Advice on the whole process of planning and writing assignments.

Reference management
Software to keep track of your sources and create correct references.

Grammar development
Guidance and practice exercises for the key aspects of Engish grammar.