Study Skills Support

Whether you are new to university or continuing your studies, you can benefit from the wide range of study skills support available.

Library Services

Library Services provide a vast range of online resources and services, which enable you to:

  • search journals, books and other resources online through FindIt@Bham
  • access subject-specific support through LibGuides
  • obtain resource lists for your modules with ResourceLists@Bham
  • book one-to-one academic support appointments over Skype with one of our Learning Skills Advisors (please email asc@contacts.bham.ac.uk to book an appointment).

You may also be able to visit other UK and Ireland higher education libraries through the SCONUL Access scheme, a reciprocal arrangement for staff and students using other libraries.

Full details about these and other services, including libraries on campus, can be found on the Library Services intranet.

Academic Skills Centre

The Academic Skills Centre supports students to become more effective learners, thinkers and communicators.

We can enable you to develop your:

  • academic writing
  • digital skills
  • confidence in maths and statistics
  • research and information skills
  • other skills such as referencing, time management, critical thinking and revision.

The Academic Skills Gateway has a range of online resources to help build and develop your academic skills, from developing your research skills to maths and statistics.

Visit the Academic Skills Centre intranet to make an appointment, book a workshop, or find out more.

Canvas Self-Enrol Courses

Canvas is the University's Virtual Learning Environment (iVLE). It is likely that you will need to access Canvas as part of your course, but there are also a number of short, specific courses aimed at students for you to self-enrol on through the Canvas Gallery, from getting the most out of Microsoft Office and other software, to developing your Careers and Personal Skills.