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Academic Study Skills

We offer a wide range of online tutorials and other study-skills support aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate taught students.

These include tips on how to study more effectively, time management, what is meant by critical thinking, as well as specific guidance on writing to a university standard.


You will:

  • discover tips to improve your study skills and help you cope as an independent learner
  • achieve clarification on some university concepts and expectations and know how to approach your studies
  • get up to speed with useful insights and hints.

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Get started on your journey to being a Cardiff University student and complete some of our tutorials to give you a head start:

It was really helpful and has provided me with direction for my first Uni essays.
Albert, Essay Writing class attendee
It was a well-delivered class and the information I learnt will help improve my academic writing.
Course participant
…thank you for such a good class and helping me so much.
Course participant

Student mentors

All first-year undergraduate students have access to a peer mentor who can provide a student perspective on university learning, your Academic School and how to get the most out of your studies with us.

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Academic Study Skills and Mentoring