Study Skills

We support students across all programmes to develop their academic skills, within the curriculum and through drop-in sessions, one-to-one tutorials, workshops and online resources.

Before you get started, click here to watch a series of videos on Academic Integrity and learn how to interpret and present other people’s ideas to produce academic work.

Get helpful tips on a wide range of topics, including time management, essay writing and understanding your assignment brief.

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

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

Primo (UoP students) – please note: you need to ignore any “sign in” buttons when you are searching for and accessing a resource, until you are taken to a Microsoft sign in screen featuring the University of Plymouth logo. There you will be prompted to sign in with your UoP email address and password.

Skills for Study – an online resource to help you identify areas for development and build academic writing, referencing and other key skills. Watch this short video to find out more.

Find out about the skills you need at university and how it differs from what you have done before. Work your way through the tutorials to gain practical advice on stepping up to study at degree level.

The HE Study team provide tailored sessions within the curriculum to support particular programmes of study. Find out what resources are available for you to use within scheduled learning activities, to support your students.