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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 you get the most out of your studies while you’re at Cardiff University.


Assess your academic skills

Our self-assessment tool will help you to identify the study skills you might need to focus on and point you to additional support.


Around 100 classes a year

There are around 100 classes held in the Centre for Student Life for you to choose from, to meet your needs.


Academic Study Skills module

We’ve created an online module to keep all our resources in one place. You can access it anywhere, at any time.

Centre for Student Life building.
Classes take place in the Centre for Student Life.

Our friendly team will help you develop your academic study skills, including essay writing, critical reading and thinking, note taking, and managing your assignments effectively.

In a supportive yet challenging environment, we’re dedicated to encouraging you to become an independent learner, with the skills you need to succeed.

“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

Get the best out of your studies

Our study skills support will help you to:

  • discover practical tips to improve your study skills
  • become more confident with your assignments
  • get on the path to becoming an independent learner
  • join our learning community

Watch our short film

“The trainer was excellent in her delivery. She created a happy and comfortable environment for learning. The content of the session was relevant, easily understood and very reflective.” 
Delores Mason Haynes

Student mentors

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

Contact us

Academic Study Skills and Mentoring