Welcome to Study Skills

Sara Erskine, Study Skills Tutor
Sara Erskine: Study Skills Tutor

Study Skills offers practical techniques and information for independent learning. It is available to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Study skills include:

  • understanding assignment briefs
  • time management
  • research and note-taking
  • planning and organisation
  • critical thinking
  • academic writing
  • reflecting on practice
  • presentations

How can I access support?

  • The type of support you can access varies.
  • Use the flowchart below to find out more.


  • These pages contain guidance on a range of skills.
  • Look out for the Study Skills guides, videos and e-books for further study.


  • Book a tutorial via the Study Skills VLE page.
  • You can be at any stage of an assignment. Turn up with questions, notes, mind maps or draft writing.
  • Email study.skills@nua.ac.uk with any questions.

Workshops and drop-ins:

  • Signup workshops and drop-ins run throughout the year and are open to all students.
  • Watch this space for the 2020-2021 programme.
  • If you’re a member of staff, you can request a bespoke session through the workshop booking form.


  • Use the glossary below to find definitions for key terms used at university.
  • Also see the list of handy eBooks about studying at university.

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Try these sources to get started: https://tinyurl.com/vt4qpbx