Study Skills

We support students across all courses to develop their academic skills, within the curriculum and through academic support sessions, workshops, and online resources. 

Following an initial introduction to the study skills team at the being of the year, students can expect to meet them a minimum of three times a year, currently, this is planned for November, the end of semester one, and Easter time, either on campus or via Teams.

Academic support sessions can be booked throughout the year by emailing and Teams message to HE Study or by dropping into the Student Support Hub on the ground floor of the University Centre.  

Book an appointment

Study guides and resources

Get helpful tips on various topics, including time management, essay writing, and understanding your assignment brief.

Academic Integrity

You will use other people’s ideas, combine them with your own and produce independent academic work, watch the following videos to learn about academic integrity and plagiarism here.

Useful links

eResources – browse and search the Library’s online resources, including eBooks and online databases.

Free study skills tools – this software can help you develop your academic skills and assessment submissions

HE Study – Contact the HE Study team for support and guidance via email or on Teams.

Library – information on using the library, searching for physical and digital resources, and accessing inter-library loans.

Primo (UoP students) -Ignore any “sign in” buttons when searching for and accessing a resource until you are taken to a Microsoft sign-in screen featuring the University of Plymouth logo. You will be prompted to sign in with your UoP email address and password.

Study skills guides – These are handy guides covering a variety of study skills, that you can download or print for extra convenience.