What Happens In Study Skills Sessions

In this blog post we cover what you can expect and what happens during one-to-one study skills sessions. We would like to give a special thank you to Diversity And Ability (D&A), who helped facilitate this content.

Study Skills

Study Skills support is tailored, one-to-one tuition that will help you understand your learning style, to embrace your strengths and work on strategies to overcome challenges. In short, to help you study more effectively and efficiently.

‘The strategies I learnt were all extremely helpful and have allowed me to read articles twice as fast. Usually, I would struggle with reading my own work, whereas I was shown a new method of how to speed this up and make it easier for myself.’ – Xavier, Third Year, Goldsmiths, University of London

What Areas Do Study Skills Cover?

Your tutor will work with you throughout your time as a student on a variety of topics relevant to you and your learning style. Below are some common study areas your tutor can help you with.

  • Organisation and timekeeping    
  • Essay composition and planning
  • Reading and proofreading
  • Note-taking
  • Research and referencing
  • Revision
  • Mental health and procrastination

It is best to meet with your tutor once a week for an hour throughout the term, however, there is always flexibility depending on your course demands and workload. The first session will focus on establishing your learning goals with following sessions then building on this, with an emphasis on enhancing transferable study skills that will enable you to reach your full potential.

‘I have noticed vast changes from start to finish. I have developed a higher standard of writing skills that has resulted in achieving higher grades in my assignments. It was really beneficial to find a tutor who I felt supported and adjusted to my learning needs.’ – Mohammed, Second Year, London South Bank University


How Has Covid-19 Impacted The Delivery Of Study Skills?

Although face-to-face study skills sessions have been put on hold for the time being, tutors are highly experienced to teach students with a range of learning styles on a variety of online platforms. Your tutor will discuss with you the best online platform for you to make sure your sessions can take place consistently and effectively.

‘During the COVID-19 lockdown I have been able to carry on my Study Skills sessions without the pandemic affecting my grades as my tutor has taught me to use skype, something I had never used before. I’m so grateful to have this new skill!’ – Abbie, First Year, University of Essex

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