Skills for Learning run a regular programme of workshops
covering a range of topics to support your studies. Below are
recommended workshops that can help support your academic writing
This workshop will take you through the important first stages
of academic writing, including planning your time and understanding
your assignment, through to starting to write, editing and
proofreading your work. This workshop is the starting point of
academic writing and we encourage all students to attend this
workshop before moving onto critical thinking.
Take a look at our short introduction to academic writing on our
Watch our short British Sign Language (BSL) video guide to
A full list of Skills for Learning workshops can be
found on our workshops
A series of study guides covering a range of topics to
support your studies and develop your academic writing
You can find a full list of academic skills guides on
our study guides page.
Here you will find a range of online resources and
interactive activities which can help you expand your academic
i-Skills is an interactive guide to help you
with your first weeks of study and to set you up to successfully
tackle your assignments. We recommend the following sections of
i-skills to help you get started with writing your
Skills4Study Campus is a fully interactive online resource
designed to help students with essential study skills.
The Writing Skills Module has lots of information and online
activities to help develop your academic writing skills. Topics
include: Planning, developing and improving your writing and
writing for different subjects.
For more useful websites see our dedicated
Online Skills Resources page.
We recommend the following workshops to improve your
information searching and referencing skills:
To write a good assignment you need to use good quality
information which means that just searching Google is not enough.
If you are starting out on your studies and concerned about finding
suitable information then this workshop can provide a way to “get
ahead” with your information searching and find the resources that
This workshop will introduce effective searching techniques to
help you to improve your search results and locate quality
information for your assignments. It will help you to use high
quality resources available through the online library at the
University of Wolverhampton and on the Web.
Learn the building blocks of Harvard referencing. Develop a
skill that will benefit you throughout your university career. This
interactive workshop includes: the importance of referencing, where
to find referencing tools, and how to construct references in the
Visit one of the Learning Centres to
find a wide range of study and research skills books. These can
help you learn to study effectively and develop your essential
skills. You can find books on research methods, writing your
dissertation or thesis, writing essays, assignments and reports,
critical thinking and presentation skills.
For quick and easy access to our most popular titles,
why not use our interactive book list
You can also find books and e-books by searching our online
library catalogue Summon.
For help with finding books and other resources please visit one
of the Learning Centres or contact a
member of staff via our online chat service ASSIST.
Skills for Learning drop-in sessions are for students
who require additional support in developing academic
We will help you to identify your skills challenges, offer
advice on how to study more effectively, and recommend resources or
learning activities that will help you to improve your work.
For more details and session times please see our Drop-in Sessions page.
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