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Study skills

Study development tutorials and workshops

Get help in a 1 to 1 online tutorial or attend one of our Study for Success workshops.

Book a tutorial

You can access up to 6 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.

For tutorials on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays book a tutorial with Tim.

Book a tutorial with Tim

For tutorials on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays book a tutorial with Rosie.

Book a tutorial with Rosie

We can also help you develop your maths skills. For maths tutorials on Mondays and Tuesdays book a maths tutorial with Scarlet.

Book a maths tutorial with Scarlet

Attend a workshop

The Study for Success workshop programme for Autumn 2021 runs from Week 2 to Week 10.

Workshop sessions take place on Tuesdays. Each 1 hour workshop will run in person (2:00pm) and online (4:00pm). You can book your workshop space using the links in the table below.

DateWorkshop name and descriptionIn person session (2:00pm)Online session (4:00pm)
12 October
(Week 2)

Active Reading

Learn how to read with purpose. Find a direction, take better notes, read more efficiently.

Book session Book session
19 October
(Week 3)

Critical Thinking

How to think critically, and how to assess whether an academic argument is well-reasoned. 

Book session Book session
26 October
(Week 4)

Critical Writing

Struggling to structure your essays? Learn how to demonstrate critical thinking in your own writing. 

Book session Book session
2 November
(Week 5)

Time Management

Keep on top of your workload. Manage your priorities and overcome procrastination. 

Book session Book session
9 November
(Week 6)

Presenting and Participating in Seminars

Help to find your voice, whether you're presenting or discussing. 

Book session Book session
16 November
(Week 7)

Reflective Writing

Been asked to 'reflect' on your practice? Improve your reflection in thinking and writing. 

Book session Book session
30 November
(Week 9)

Managing Your Research Project

Tips and strategies to deal with your dissertation or research project. 

Book session Book session
7 December
(Week 10)

Finishing Your Assignment

Get your assignment done properly. How to draft, proofread and finalise your essays.

Book session Book session

You can also download the workshop programme as a word document: Study Development Workshops Autumn 2021 (docx, 0.5 MB)

For a full reading list on study skills, see the Study development reading list.

For staff 

Study Development workshop request form 

Get in touch

If you have any questions or queries about our services, please email us at

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

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