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Academic study skills

We’re dedicated to offering you a wide range of classes, online tutorials and other support to help you improve your study techniques and write to a university standard.

We want you to gain and develop academic study skills so that you get the most out of your programme of study while you’re at university.


Around 140 classes a year

There are around 140 classes in the timetable for you to choose from, to fit your needs.


Online resources

We have a number of online resources and tutorials to access anywhere at any time.


Individual advice

We offer an 'assess your academic skills' quiz so you get individual, bespoke advice.

Our friendly team can help you develop your academic study skills, from your thinking and approach to tasks, to writing styles, and managing your assessments. We aim to help you improve as an independent learner, in a challenging yet kind environment, which gives you the abilities you need to succeed.

Classes take place in the Centre for Student Life. Further support is available on Learning Central for students to access anywhere, at any time.

“The classes I have been on (five in total) have been fabulous and I have gained a lot of insight and knowledge from them that has aided me to stop panicking as much on my workload!”
Helen Fox, School of Healthcare Sciences

What our study skills support will do for you

Our study skills support will help you:

  • discover tips to improve your study skills
  • get on the path to becoming an independent learner
  • receive clarification on some university concepts and expectations, and know how to approach your studies
  • get up to speed with useful insights and practical tips

Watch our short film

Our Starting your Studies class is specifically designed for new students and those returning to studying after some time away. It offers top tips on studying at Cardiff University and will prepare you for the transition to university studying.

Get started with our tutorials

Give yourself a head start on your journey and complete some of our tutorials to develop your skills in:

Student mentors

All first-year undergraduate students have access to a student mentor, a student who’s been in your shoes. They can provide you with a student perspective on university learning, your academic school and how to get the most out of your studies.

Contact us

Academic Study Skills and Mentoring