We know there’s a lot to take on board at university, whether you’re starting out in your first year or about to embark on your dissertation. To help you enhance the skills you’ll need throughout your time at BU, we’ve created an Academic Skills Hub on Brightspace that’s packed with online resources and opportunities for face-to-face or virtual support.

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Online resources

The online resources will support you with a whole range of skills including academic writing, critical thinking, presentation and seminar skills, reading, referencing and lots more. They're all designed to help you with your course assignments.


Face-to-face or virtual support

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Book one-to-one appointments, in person or online, with our tutors or librarians who will share their skills and expertise. You can also sign up to our workshops which cover many topics including:

  • Academic writing
  • Critical thinking
  • Digital skills
  • English language skills
  • Finding sources
  • Healthy study habits
  • Maths
  • Presentation and seminar skills
  • Referencing
  • Statistical analysis

Visit the Academic Skills Hub