Whether you’re off campus or on, you’ll find there’s a wide range of online resources and interactive activities which can help you develop your academic and study skills. 

Skills for Learning ‌‌YouTube Tutorials 

Watch the Skills for Learning online tutorials on YouTube. Topics include:

Introduction to Skills for Learning | Writing your Assignment | Finding journal articles | How to work in a group | Presentation skills | Guide to Harvard Referencing | Introduction to Critical Thinking | Report Writing

Skills4Study Campus

Skills4Study Campus is an interactive e-learning resource which enables you to learn study skills at your own pace. It comprises of a wide variety of activities which help you to develop the confidence and skills you need for successful study. Topics include:

Getting ready for academic study | Reading and note-taking | Critical thinking skills | Writing skills | Referencing and plagiarism | Groupwork and presentations | Exam skills and many more.

The first time you use Skills4Study Campus you will be asked to provide your University of Wolverhampton email address. If you need any further help or wish to discuss the resource please contact us.

Prepare for Success

Prepare for Success is an interactive web learning tool for international students. It contains learning resources which are activity-based to help you find out about different aspects of academic life in the UK and the skills needed for effective study. Topics include:

Adapting to a new life | Differences in university study | The language challenge | Academic writing at university | Understanding course assignments

As well as preparing you for what to expect during your studies, the activities provide scope for English language improvement.

Skills for OU study

Access to a wide range of study skills resources and activities to help develop your academic and learning skills. Topics include:

Planning and writing assignments | Revising for exams | Developing effective study strategies | Using maths and statistics in your studies

Skills for OU Study also includes a Study Skills Health Check to provide you with a personal learning plan targeted to your individual study needs and goals. Register for free and you can download booklets expanding on the information available on the website. For postgraduate students there’s a separate topic focusing on the additional skills needed for postgraduate study.


A large collection of study skills resources in 6 key areas to help you improve your academic performance:

Reading | Writing | Speaking | Listening | Study Skills | Grammar

Resources include online tutorials, interactive exercises and a large collection of sample academic writing. Writing for subjects are subject specific tutorials to help you improve your writing style for your course. Many of the subjects include samples of student work annotated with lecturer comments.

Learn Higher

Extensive site of study skills resources in 16 key student learning areas. Topics include:

Academic writing | Doing research | Group work | Information literacy | Report writing | Time management

Learn Higher also includes: Internet detective an interactive tutorial that will help you develop your internet research skills and show you how to evaluate the quality of websites to use in your studies.

Purdue Owl

Offering over 200 free resources this site covers study skills topics such as:

Research and Citation | Subject specific writing | General writing skills including grammar

Purdue OWL also includes: Common Writing assignments. This section is particularly useful to new students, it shows how to breakdown and understand the requirements of your assessment question. Job Search Writing gives practical advice on preparing CVs and application forms and provides model letter samples for you to use.