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Getting Started with UniSkills

UniSkills support is here to help you develop your academic skills and confidence for success at university and beyond. Whatever your subject, level of study, or route into studying with us. Here at Edge Hill University UniSkills has something to offer you.

Before you arrive

Before you arrive, you can attend some online workshops and use our interactive toolkits. Explore the topics on offer in the drop-down boxes below. In each section you can access useful links to book your place on a live workshop or launch one of the available toolkits.

Prepare Your Academic Resilience for University
Research Skills at University
Introduction to Academic Writing at University
Transitioning into Taught Postgraduate (PGT) Study

Active learning

During your time at university you will engage with a wide range of teaching and learning opportunities. To make the most of these, it will be important to become an active learner. This involves being as prepared and proactive as possible, so you can maximise your time spent in lectures and seminars.

Before your lectures/seminars
During your lectures/seminars
After your lectures/seminars

Academic reading

Academic writing should be informed by what you read, so it is important to get used to allocating time to complete the reading before you start to write. Reading helps you to broaden your knowledge on a topic, and to identify any recurring themes in the literature. Like any other skill reading develops with practice. The more you read, the more confident you will become.

Reading at university often focuses on academic texts, but it is also important to read for fun too. This may be blogs, fan sites, online articles or any non-academic texts. Once you arrive on campus you will also discover a reading for pleasure fiction section on the ground floor of Catalyst, which is available in addition to free access to eBooks and audio books via the Libby App.

What to read
What is a journal article?
How to read

Further helpful UniSkills information:

Finding academic information
Note taking
Academic writing
Academic resilience
Accessing UniSkills

Reach your potential with UniSkills

UniSkills provide a wide range of face-to-face and virtual support designed to help you develop your academic skills and confidence at university and beyond.