Study Support Services

Support & Advice Services 

Study Support Services

The Study Skills team offer advice on a range of study skills, supporting you in meeting your academic potential, and in becoming a confident, independent learner.
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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.


Academic Writing

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.


Study Skills

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
     
 

Maths and Stats

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
     
 

English Language

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
     
 

IT Support

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
     
 

Get Support

There are a variety of ways for you to get support with your studies.

Workshops

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.

Online Resources

There is a full range of self-access, online materials on the Study Skills CampusMoodle area

Appointments

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.

 

Find out more

For more information, to arrange an appointment, or to book a place at a workshop visit the CampusMoodle page or get in touch:

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