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Study skills

Access our study support services and resources.

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The Study Development team provide a range of services to support your academic development. You can get help in a 1-2-1 or small group tutorial or attend one of our Study for Success workshops. We also have a collection of self-help resources to help you improve your study skills.

Book a tutorial

You can access up to six individual tutorials per academic year.

In your tutorial, a Study Development tutor will help you with your academic work. You can work with us at any stage of your assignment, from receiving a brief to final proof reading. 

We can help you:

  • Improve your study strategies
  • Reflect on your planning process
  • Develop your academic writing skills

Book a tutorial

Attend a workshop

We offer Study for Success workshops throughout the year.

Our spring term programme has ended. Details of workshops for the summer term will be published here soon. 

Visit our weekly drop-in

We run a regular drop-in during term time. You can find us in the Holgate pods between 11:00am and 12:00pm on Thursdays.

Meet with an academic liaison librarian

Each subject area has an academic liaison librarian. Your librarian can offer subject-specific tutorials on finding useful resources and referencing. 

Get in touch

If you have any questions or queries about our services, please email us at You can also phone the Student Information Desk at 01904 876 477.

We’re on Twitter too. Find us on @ysjstudydev.

Self-help resources

Writing skills

Guides to help you improve your critical thinking and essay writing.

Searching for resources

A guide to finding useful sources of information for your course.

Evaluating resources

A guide to critically evaluating academic resources.

Presentation skills

Advice on giving a presentation during your course.

Search Success

ILE Search Success is here to support skills that you'll use long after your time here with us at York St John University has come to an end.

Dissertation success

Whether or not you've written a dissertation before, Dissertation Success is here to help you with plenty of practical hints, tips, and advice.

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