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International Students on Campus: Academic skills and personal support

International students may have special concerns and issues that arise from studying in a foreign country. This guide gives details of some of the support, services and facilities that are available to international students.

Academic Skills for International Students

If this is your first time studying in the UK, it may be that the teaching and learning methods will be different from what you are used to.

Below are the details of the support we can offer to help you develop the academic skills required for successful study.

Academic Skills Hub

The Academic Skills Hub is an excellent online resource which aims to help you develop and refine your academic skills. Broken up into key areas, such as essay and dissertation writing, referencing, note taking, research and critical thinking, it provides a straightforward set of guides and tips to help support your various study activities. The Hub also refers you to other sources of support available to you, such as academic skills workshops, maths and statistics help, and one-to-one appointments with librarians and skills advisors. 

Cite Them Right Online

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Learning to reference correctly is a vital skill for anyone in academia. Cite them right online will help students to reference almost any source, and to understand why this is important.
 

Academic Support

Our Academic Support Team are friendly and approachable members of staff, here to support you at every stage of your studies. They can help you with the demands of academic study and provide you with the skills you will need for independent learning.

Academic Support is available to you via one-to-one appointments and workshops. Please visit: Where to find the academic support you need to find out more. 

The library also has a selection of books and ebooks that will assist you with developing the appropriate academic skills required to be successful in your studies. 

iPROGRESS

 

iPROGRESS is a collection of learning resources aimed at helping you use information effectively and ethically in your academic work. It provides tutorials on numerous aspects of the academic research process, including:

  • Locating information for an academic project;
  • Finding quality information on the internet;
  • Referencing;
  • Avoiding plagiarism;
  • Effective use of social media

Completion of the iPROGRESS courses can help enhance your employability skills. If you complete all the courses, you can request a Certificate of Achievement.

Find iPROGRESS on the My Learning page in the Student Portal.

Personal Support

The University offers a range of welfare and support services to help you make the most of your time with us; from support to disabled students, to guidance and advice on medical, mental health, or immigration issues.

To learn more about the services the university provides, click here.

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