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Resources for Study Skills

General study skills

This is a useful and practical study skills resource provided by the publishing company Palgrave-Macmillan. It gives guidance on general undergraduate study skills. It also provides subject specific advice for individual academic disciplines and includes sections for postgraduate students and international students.

The Open University provides open access to some of its study skills resources. These cover general undergraduate study skills but also include sections on using maths and statistics and preparing and giving presentations.

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Subject-specific Study Skills

An Oxford University Press online study skills resource for law students.

An Oxford University Press online study skills resource for biosciences students.

A site providing self-study resources for maths students, including teach-yourself-booklets, tutorials and practice exercises.

Assistance with grammar and punctuation

If you are interested in improving your knowledge and understanding of English Grammar, UCL has developed an Internet Grammar of English for undergraduate students. This explains and provides practice exercises for all common grammatical terms. It is available free-of-charge to all users from UK educational institutions (logging in using a domain ending in ‘’).

Learning Styles

The VARK questionnaire of learning styles