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The Study Skills team is part of the Learning and Teaching Institute. We have offices based at the Parkgate Road Campus (CBE 010/2), Riverside (CRV 353), Thornton (TSU 111) and the Warrington Campus (WWH 018). We also provide coverage at Kingsway, Queen's Park, Leighton, Clatterbridge and Shrewsbury. For further details of availability, please email LTIskills@chester.ac.uk.

Our Advisers are dedicated to supporting students' learning development in a number of areas:

  • Time management
  • Reading and note-making
  • Academic writing
  • Academic integrity and referencing
  • Revision and exams
  • Posters and presentations
  • Critical thinking
  • Reflective learning
  • Numeracy and statistics

 

Study Skills Resources

Our Moodle sites host a wide range of learning resources and activities, informative guides and videos, all of which are designed to support you in your development of effective study skills. To access these resources, please click here​.

Did you know? The Study Skills Advisory Team has developed a Moodle toolkit to support academic staff embed study skills within module teaching and assessment. Academic staff can access the Embedding Academic Skills: Staff Toolkit here​

 

Study Skills Seminars

  • Our Study Skills Seminar Series aims to develop the academic practices required in the various aspects of your study. There will be regular seminars, which will take place on various days across a number of campuses and sites. For details of this semester's seminars click here​.
  • You can request specific seminars on a range of study skills topics (minimum of five students required for booking).​

 

FeedFoward E-assistance

  • We now offer a responsive FeedForward e-assistance service. You can use this to ask study skills-related enquiries (e.g. how do I reference a direct quote?) or to receive developmental advice on extracts of your work. For example, you might want guidance on improving your essay structure, critical analysis or maths and statistics.
  • Please note, this is not a proofreading service – we will make comments on a small section of your work which you should then apply to your future practice.
  • Enquiries should be sent to LTIskills@chester.ac.uk; we aim to respond within 3 working days.

 

One-to-one Appointments 

If, after using all of our other resources, you feel that you would benefit from a one-to-one meeting with a Study Skills Adviser, you can request this via LTIskills@chester.ac.uk.

  • The initial appointment will help to assess your specific development requirements and formulate an action plan for you to follow. Follow up appointments, which are offered up to a maximum of five per academic year, will be arranged on a case-by-case basis.
  • One-to-one appointments can also be provided via Skype for those who find it difficult to access one of our offices.