Academic skills

The University Academic Skills Centre, located in the University’s Main Library, supports all new undergraduate students to develop their mathematical, academic writing, digital, and general study and research skills.

The Academic Skills Centre helps students to become more effective and independent learners by providing a range of support services. These include drop-ins, one-to-one appointments, online resources and workshops. Students may also come across the Centre in modules as they embed workshops or resources directly into programmes.

To contact the Centre email

Supporting your transition to university

The transition to a new way of learning can be a challenge. To help you prepare for the differences of studying at undergraduate level we have the following interactive resources.

Preparing for learning: Why wait?

Get to grips with what it is like to study at a university such as Birmingham with our interactive study skills materials site Skills4Uni.

Getting to grips with your studies

The Academic Skills Gateway includes resources covering essential academic skills like time management, independent learning, and getting the most out of your lectures and seminars.