Female lecturer with studentsThere is no doubt that the learning environment at university will be quite different to the one you experienced at school or college.  You could be in lectures with 400 other students, you will have deadlines to meet for course work, and there will be the exams at the end of each semester.

The following resources can help you start to develop the knowledge and skills that you will need for study at university.

Prepare for success

An interactive on line resource for international students getting ready to come to the UK to study in further or higher education.

The website is full of really useful information - which might also be of interest to all students - go to Prepare for Success to have a browse.


The first 14 slides of Skills4StudyCampus offer an excellent introduction to university study.  

Please ignore slide 15 - it's just a sales pitch.

Study skills books

You'll find lots of study skills books in your local bookshop or online at this time of year.  We have over 300 titles in the university library and you'll be able to borrow these once you have enrolled.

You can take a look at some of the titles we have at Information, Research and Study Skills Books.