Reach your potential with UniSkills. We 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. UniSkills is a package of workshops, online resources and face-to-face support to help you develop a range of essential academic skills. Whatever your subject or level of study, UniSkills has something to offer.
Whether you’re just starting your very first assignment and want to learn about planning and structure, or are writing your final dissertation and need help with referencing, we can help you boost your UniSkills. Keep up-to-date with UniSkills by following Library and Learning Services on Twitter, Instagram and on our blog. If you are an academic member of staff and would like us to deliver academic writing or information literacy sessions within your curriculum, book online via our wiki.
Getting Started with UniSkills
Getting Started with UniSkills introduces you to essential academic skills you will use at university level study. The following information and materials are great for students about to enrol at Edge Hill University, or for new students looking to refresh their skills before the semester ahead.
About Getting Started with Uniskills
Getting Started With UniSkills is a series of interactive toolkits to support students who will be enrolling at Edge Hill University in the coming semester. Use the drop-down boxes below to explore each topic and launch the toolkits. Don’t forget to visit the university’s applicant web pages for further advice and support for all new students at Edge Hill University, including lots of skills prep for Getting Started With UniSkills!
Prepare your academic resilience for university
This topic will help equip you with practical tools to nurture your academic resilience. Help you recognise the qualities of a ‘growth’ as opposed to ‘fixed’ mindset, and help prepare you to feel confident in dealing constructively with feedback.Launch the Prepare Your Academic Resilience for University Toolkit
Research skills at University
This topic will help you discover more about developing your research skills in preparation for studying at Edge Hill University. We introduce you to the concept of academic information, the importance of using dedicated search tools to find information and discuss good note-taking techniques for carrying out your research.Launch the Research Skills at University toolkit
Introduction to Academic Writing at University
This topic introduces what academic writing is, and what it involves at university level. We look at what to expect as a student at Edge Hill University, how to get the most out of your learning and how to maintain your study motivation.Launch the Introduction to Academic Writing at University toolkit
Things you need to know
UniSkills workshops and webinars are an opportunity for a deeper dive into a specific skill that will support you on your academic journey. Facilitated by our friendly and knowledgeable Academic Skills Advisors, these sessions provide an informal safe space where you will be supported alongside other students in a small group setting.
How to book a UniSkills workshop or webinar
You can view and book on any (or all!) of our UniSkills workshops and webinars via the student portal – watch our quick video guide for more info…
How to get the most out of your Uniskills webinar
Watch our handy video guide on how to get the most out of attending a UniSkills webinar.
Did you know that attending UniSkills workshops and webinars contributes towards your Extra Edge certificate?
Extra Edge is like your portable CV which will help you track the skills you are developing throughout your time at university and will help make the process of applying for opportunities in the future easier. Visit the Careers pages to find out more!
When you click into any of our events on the student portal you will see the location details of each workshop / webinar in the top right hand corner information. Workshop and webinar details will also be emailed to your student email account when you register to attend any of our sessions.
Our Uniskills workshops and webinars run throughout the academic year and cover a range of key academic skills including:
- academic reading, writing and referencing
- effective exam preparation
- finding academic print and digital resources
- conducting a literature review
- presentation skills
- and much more
Students can view and book all UniSkills workshops and webinars in one handy location via the student portal.
If you experience any problems accessing the student portal, or would like any support booking onto a UniSkills workshop or webinar, then please get in touch.
Students can self-book onto any of the workshops (on campus) and webinars (online) listed below via the student portal.
|Tuesday 7 June||11am – 12pm||Developing Strategies for Learning|
|Wednesday 8 June||1 – 3pm||Returning to Learning (R2L)|
|Thursday 9 June||12 – 1pm||Develop Your Academic Writing|
|Friday 10 June||12 – 1pm||Using Assistive Technologies at University|
|Monday 13 June||1 – 2pm||Introduction to Academic Writing|
|Thursday 16 June||1 – 2pm||Being Critical|
|Friday 17 June||10 – 11am||Developing Strategies for Learning|
|Tuesday 21 June||12 – 1pm||Grow Your Academic Resilience|
|Wednesday 22 June||1 – 3pm||Returning to Learning (R2L)|
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Our experienced Academic Skills Advisors can help you to develop your academic skills and strategies throughout your time at University.Book an appointment today