Study support

Whether you are an undergraduate studying at university for the first time, or a postgraduate beginning further study, developing your study skills will help you make the most of your programme.

Academic Skills Centre

Welcome to the Academic Skills Centre & Library

The Academic Skills Centre (ASC), based at the Main Library, offers support for a range of study skills for both undergraduate and postgraduate taught students. Support offered includes online appointments, workshops, and self-enrol courses.

The Academic Skills Gateway is our online skills portal, helping you develop skills such as academic writing, effective referencing, support with software such as Excel, and ways to organise and manage your study.

Research Skills Team

As a postgraduate research student, you will be used to studying at University, but starting a research programme can be daunting and require new skills and approaches. The Research Skills Team, based in Library Services, offers advice and support in a range of skills, including referencing, using software systems, and advice on Open Access.

Visit the Research Skills Team

University Graduate School

The University Graduate School is home to the University's postgraduate community and provides access to bespoke events, workshops, and other opportunities.

Explore the University Graduate School

Academic English

The Birmingham International Academy provides English language support for international students throughout your studies, including online courses. Improving your academic English can help you feel more confident as you approach your studies and assessments.

Register for free Academic English support

LinkedIn Learning

All University of Birmingham students have unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning. This free online resource can help you broaden your knowledge and enhance your academic, technology-related, and creative skills through expert-led course videos. 

LinkedIn Learning is simple, free and easy to use via your existing University email address and password. You do not need to have an existing LinkedIn account.

You have access to over 13,000 professional courses, all developed by industry experts. With so many easy to use courses available this is a great way to enhance your CV, expand your skills and knowledge, and explore a whole range of subject areas. You can learn at your own pace with access to in-depth learning and short tutorials.

Find out about LinkedIn Learning