Skills4Uni, our online study skills resource, is here to help you with your current studies and your preparation for university.
From revision techniques to note-taking, finding information to referencing styles, Skills4Uni includes six interactive zones for you to work choose from. Zones include tips from current university students, quick quizzes and opportunities to reflect on your experiences.
Anyone can take the Skills4Uni challenge however, if you’re completing Skills4Uni as part of Pathways to Birmingham programme, 50% is required to pass the quiz and you have a maximum of 3 attempts. 75% is required to be eligible for Pathways to Birmingham financial support.
2nd year student studying BA English Language and Literature
“The Skills4Uni challenge taught me about the academic expectations of university and the fundamental differences between A-Level and Degree level teaching. The study-skills portal also acted as a vital resource to refer back to during times of uncertainty. Particularly during my first few months at university, I used the online platform to remind myself of anything I was unsure of, this included recapping where was best to find good wider reading resources and how to avoid plagiarism in my essays.”
2nd year student studying Business Management with a Year in Industry
“Since completing Skills4Uni I realise that the non-academic pressures of university (such as weekly food shops, washing etc.) have to be balanced alongside academic deadlines. The 'Find Information' module has definitely helped me organise my time effectively and I now keep a daily 'to do list' to ensure productivity both in and outside my studies.”