This article will provide you with the information on how study on your own and what services the Academic Skills Unit (ASK) can offer to assist with independent learning.

Independent studying is a vital part of university courses. It requires discipline, motivation and good note-taking and revision skills. Taking time to go to the library or forming a study group can also provide you with a structured environment to focus on your studies.

The team at the Academic Skills Unit (ASK) have put together the guide below which can help with independent learning skills.

These are just some of the resources ASK has to offer.


Need further help?

ASK offers one-to-one tutorials which can assist with independent learning skills, additional online resources as well as workshops on a series of topics throughout the year.

Contact details and opening hours for the Academic Skills Unit (ASK) are available here.

Information on faculty-based learning support and development tutors is available here.

The University regulation is clear that all work submitted for assessment must be the unaided work of an individual student, therefore ASK cannot help you to write your assignment. However, taking part in ASK sessions will help you to develop your writing skills and tackle any study-related issues. Please also note that ASK is unable to proofread your work.