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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. Read on for some online workshops before your course begins along with other useful information and links to toolkits. So you can get ready for your studies.

Getting Started With UniSkills. Book your online workshops and access toolkits

Prepare Your Academic Resilience
Research Skills at University
Introduction to Academic Writing at University

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 collection 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

Use the drop down boxes below to find details on the different ways UniSkills can support you in your studies

Finding Academic Information
Note taking
Academic writing
Academic resilience

How to access UniSkills

Once you are enrolled at Edge Hill University our experienced Academic Skills Advisors can help you to develop your academic skills. UniSkills support is available all year round and accessible both on and off campus:

  • One-to-one appointments are available on a wide range of topics including academic reading, writing and referencing, developing an effective search strategy, finding high quality information and preparing your assignment for submission. Once you are enrolled, all our appointments are available to self-book online.
  • UniSkills workshops are an opportunity to dive more deeply into a specific skill that will support you on your academic journey. They provide an informal and safe space where you will be supported alongside other students, from a variety of subjects and years, in a small group setting. There are no limits on how many workshops you attend and once you are enrolled all UniSkills workshops are available to self-book online.
  • Ask Us has lots of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) available to search in our online knowledge base. And if you ever have a question that no one has asked before you can click straight through to the Catalyst Helpdesk who will either provide you with an answer or refer you on to UniSkills for further support.
  • UniSkills Webpages are aimed at our existing students, who are currently studying within their academic disciplines, but there is lots of information, including guides, videos and toolkits you can freely explore to further prepare your academic skills for studying at Edge Hill University.

Unlock your academic skills 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. Find out more on our UniSkills web pages.