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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.

We have a wide range of online support and guidance available for Edge Hill University students on our UniSkills webpages, and we have pulled together some useful information and tips for brand new students who will be joining us.

Explore the sections below to find out more.

Getting started with Uniskills toolkits

Introduction to academic writing

Research skills at university

Prepare your academic resilience

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

Referencing

Academic resilience

Accessing UniSkills