Study Skills

The university has a number of resources and services to support students to develop their study skills. These include (click on each heading to open the drop-down menu):

Study skills services

Study skills support is available to all Brighton students. Services are available to support students with assignments, research and library skills, digital skills, academic writing, maths and statistics, language development, giving presentations, and with group work. You can find more information on these services here.

Training and development support for students, e.g. LinkedIn Learning, library and Online resources

LinkedIn Learning is a library of high-quality video tutorials on a wide range of software, business and personal development topics. Students’ University account gives them access to all of it for free.

The tutorials include exercise files and subtitles are available.

Help for queries is also available at the library Help Desks, or students can make an appointment with their Information Adviser for more complex queries and help on these topics:

  • literature searching
  • finding and evaluating information
  • books, e-books and online journals
  • copyright
  • referencing and endnote
  • using the library and services.

Students can drop in at their campus library or contact their Information Adviser to discuss their needs. The libraries can arrange one-to-ones, sessions for groups, or work with students’ course tutors to include sessions in their course.

Start Connected – page introducing essential IS services for new students

Start Connected guides students through connecting to eduroam, downloading their free Microsoft Office package, setting up their unicard, finding their reading lists, and following their campus library.

Next Steps

Next Steps introduces key Information Services resources for assignments, including finding Subject Guides, finding books and students using their library account, reserving or borrowing PCs on campus, printing work, and submitting work online.

Library services for part-time students

Advice for part-time students on the opportunity to join a library closer to where they live, online resources, inter-library loans, reserving books, and requesting that books be posted to the students’ home address (only available for part-time students living outside of East Sussex who are on campus less than once a week).

Academic Study Kit website

The ASK website has School-by-School resources, covering topics such as adjusting to HE study, writing essays and assignments, taking exams, writing a dissertation, and time management.

International Academic Study Kit website

iASK includes lectures, classes, tutorials, and online essay feedback for students whose first language is not English. All the iASK services are FREE and are designed to develop students’ existing academic language skills to help them succeed in their day-to-day academic tasks.

Using other libraries

A guide to using other libraries as a University of Brighton student.

Preparation for leaving and what students can access after

Details of library and IT services for alumni.

Alison Taylor discusses supporting her tutees with academic writing

Students discuss academic development through Personal Academic Tutoring

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