Study skills

Outside of your school or faculty, there are facilities across the University to help you develop your study skills or improve any spoken languages.


Skills@Library provides a wide range of support to help you develop your academic skills, including:

You can find out more about the support that is available by visiting the Academic Skills section of the Library website. The pages cover topics from finding information to critical thinking, from academic writing through to referencing. If you need help or have any enquiries about the service, you can email the team at

Language learning

If you’re interested in learning a new language or improving a current one, our Language Zone has excellent learning facilities you can use for free. If you’d like to learn a language as part of your degree, you may be able to study a language module through Languages for All.

Academic English Courses and Workshops for International Students

If English isn't your first language, we have free, part-time courses and workshops that could help you to develop your academic English language skills.