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Enhance Your Skills

Enhance Your Skills

One-to-one appointments, individual advice, tailored resources, and a programme of events to help you develop the academic skills you need.

The teams behind the Academic Skills Kit are here to help you understand university-level learning and assessment, and to support you in fulfilling your potential in your degree programme and beyond.

There are many ways for you to access support and advice on developing the information, academic, and study skills you need for every stage of your studies. One-to-one tutorials with an Academic Skills tutor, curated collections of resources tailored to the structure of the academic year, as well as regular Your Skills workshops enable you to access support in a way that is most valuable for you. 

One-to-one support

The Academic Skills Team can offer tailored and detailed advice on a one-to-one basis. We provide bookable appointments allowing you to meet with us in person or online.

An Academic Skills One-to-One lasts for up to 50 minutes, and gives you the opportunity to discuss your work in detail. A One-to-One Express appointment last for 20 minutes, and is ideal for focused questions and figuring out your next steps. You can also come to one of our drop-in sessions, which are designed to give you flexible access to the team without the need to book an appointment across Newcastle Campus.

Select a one-to-one appointment or attend a drop-in for help with:

  • Academic and research skills - critical thinking, revision and exam technique, time management, reading and note-taking, planning and structuring your work​​
  • Assessment and feedback - understanding your assignment brief, interpreting essay questions, marking criteria and expectations, using feedback to improve
  • Academic writing -  academic language and style, finding your voice, the writing process from first draft to final edit.

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Academic Skills Clinics

Book your place at one of our themed clinics for point of need tips and advice for completing your dissertation or extended project or preparing for exams.

Book a slot at the clinic

 

Additional support

Find out about other teams and services that can support your academic studies at Newcastle University, including Math's Aid, Student Wellbeing and Disability support.  

Explore where to go for support

 

Your Skills programme

Your Skills is an open programme that offers holistic range of workshops on all aspects of academic and study skills. From assignment planning to feedback, searching for information to referencing, we have sessions running throughout the year, with in-person and synchronous online options, allowing you to develop your skills in a way that suits you. 

Click on the title of an event to sign up or visit the events calendar to see all the events running this month. You can also subscribe to the events calendar so you don’t miss out.

Upcoming Your Skills sessions

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Great comfort in knowing there are helpful resources out there. Previously was feeling very overwhelmed.

PGT Student

The session helped me to further evaluate my skill set and see what I need to work on in the coming year.

PGR Student

I really enjoyed the session and the presenters were really nice, friendly and professional.

UG (Stage 2) Student

Terrific session, really helpful - thanks.

PGR Student