The Study Skills team forms part of the Department for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching, and Access (DELTA). Specialist Study Skills tutors are committed to enhancing student learning.
Study Skills Service during COVID-19 closure
In accordance with the University’s COVID-19 guidance, we are currently operating our usual working hours of 9am - 5pm Monday-Friday, and are continuing to offer study skills support remotely. Appointments with our tutors can be delivered via email, or using Blackboard Collaborate online classrooms.
We also have a range of online Study Skills resources on CampusMoodle:
Many students feel that they would benefit from developing or enhancing their academic writing skills.
The Study Skills team offer advice on a range of academic writing topics, including
- Writing introductions and conclusions
- Incorporating evidence
- Structuring essays and reports
- Critical writing
We also offer specialist writing support for students with specific learning differences, including dyslexia.
Good study skills are key to academic success at university.
To develop independent learning, the tutor team provide advice on a range of study skills including
- Reading and note making techniques
- Revision and exam techniques
- Managing study time
- Presentation skills
The Study Skills service provides the opportunity for students to develop or enhance their maths, statistics and numeracy skills in relation to course content.
Topics covered include
- SPSS (statistical analysis software)
- Safe Medicate (safe drug calculation system)
- Engineering maths
The Study Skills tutor team support students to develop their knowledge of English language for academic purposes.
Topics covered include
- Language for analytical writing
- Verbal skills for presentations
- Academic grammar
- Using sources and avoiding plagiarism
Study Skills offers advice and support to students seeking help or wishing to develop their skills in some of the most frequently used software packages at university, including
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Microsoft Excel
There are a variety of ways for you to get support with your studies.
A comprehensive series of academic skills workshops is offered through the StudyWise programme. Workshops cover academic writing, study skills, maths and stats, English for academic purposes and IT skills.
The workshops run during term time and are available to all RGU students.
There is a full range of self-access, online materials on the Study Skills CampusMoodle area
Face-to-face, email and telephone appointments are available with specialist study skills tutors. Appointments are available for both on-campus and online learning students.
Face-to-face appointments are normally held in the meeting rooms beside the Student Help Point on level 3 of the Ishbel Gordon Building.
For more information, to arrange an appointment, or to book a place at a workshop visit the CampusMoodle page or get in touch: