Top tools for successful study

We've produced materials to help you manage your study effectively and fulfil your potential.

What is a study needs assessment?

If you’re applying for Disabled Students’ Allowances or DSAs, you may be asked to arrange a study needs assessment.

Student Finance England have produced several videos to help you understand what's involved.

They can all be found on the SFE YouTube channel.

Mindfulness videos

Mindfulness can help us to become more aware of the present moment and set aside anxieties and intrusive thoughts.

Resilience course

Developing resilience will help you to protect yourself from the potential negative effects of stress and natural ups and downs of life.

On this five-week course, you'll gain an understanding of the benefits of resilience and learn practical techniques for managing emotions, time, stress and assertiveness.

Next start date: Wednesday 5 February 2020

Applying: You can self-refer to this programme through Open Door. Please speak with your allocated practitioner or disability adviser who will make a referral for you.

Resilience Programme Spring 2020 (PDF , 131kb)

External resources

  • Balabolka - Text to Speech software that reads text from a variety of file formats (instructions)
  • Speak screen - Reads text from iOS devices
  • Speak - Have text read aloud in Microsoft Office programmes
  • Colour Filters - Make text easier and softer to read by applying a coloured filter to the ios device screens
  • Google Keep - Photograph text then convert it into searchable editable text, also converts voice recordings into text
  • Office Lens - Transforms images taken of documents and whiteboards into PDF, Word and Powerpoint files
  • StudyBlue - Create, share and access study materials such as flashcards, notes and study guides
  • Quizlet - Create flashcards or choose from sets created by other students