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Further support

Study Skills

The Study Skills team are available to support you in many ways! From improving your time management skills to honing your expertise in critical writing, the team is there to help you develop your confidence, skills and abilities in reading scholarly resources, thinking critically, finding your 'academic voice' and can even help with your statistics skills development.

Centre for Academic Language and Development

Staff from the Centre for Academic Language and Development recognise that 'nobody is born speaking academic English'! They are available to help students develop the skills needed to make good progress throughout their studies.

IT support and training

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Thinking of buying Microsoft Office, SPSS or other software? As a student of the university, you have access to a range of free software. See what you can gain access to freely and additionally for terms and conditions before making a software purchase - you may be entitled to free access!

IT services have a wonderful suite of resources to help you with everything from getting started to developing new skills and knowledge.

Help with using Microsoft Office can be found through a suite of self learning tools. IT terminology can be confusing, so there is also a helpful glossary available.

Many queries can be resolved by going to the IT webpages for current students.