Study Skills

Study Skills is part of the Learning and Teaching Institute. Our offices are based at the Parkgate Road campus, the Riverside campus and the Warrington campus.

Our team of advisers can offer you a range of ways to help you to develop your academic skills, including: the provision of online resources; remote support through our Feedforward e-assistance service; seminars on a range of study skills topics; and tailored one-to-one appointments. Academic staff are also supported by the Study Skills team to embed study skills into the curriculum.

Study Skills Resources

  • We provide a wide range of learning resources and activities, informative guides and videos, all of which are designed to support you in your development of effective study skills.

Study Skills Seminars

  • Our Study Skills Seminar Series aims to develop the academic practices required in the various aspects of your study.
  • You can request specific seminars on a range of study skills topics (minimum of five students required for booking).

Feedforward E-assistance

We now offer a responsive Feedforward e-assistance service. You can use this to ask study skills-related enquiries (e.g. how do I reference a direct quote?) or to receive developmental advice on extracts of your work. For example, you might want guidance on improving your essay structure, grammar, or critical analysis.

  • Please note, this is not a proofreading service – we will make comments on a small section of your work which you should then apply to your future practice.
  • We aim to respond to requests within 3 working days.

 One-to-one appointments

  • If, after using all of our other resources, you feel that you would benefit from a one-to-one meeting with a Study Skills Adviser, you can request this via LTIskills@chester.ac.uk.
  • The initial appointment will help to assess your specific development requirements and formulate an action plan for you to follow. Follow up appointments, which are offered up to a maximum of five per academic year, will be arranged on a case-by-case basis.
  • One-to-one appointments can also be provided via Skype for those who find it difficult to access our offices in Parkgate Road, Riverside or Warrington.

For more information on our provision, please email LTIskills@chester.ac.uk.

Staff-facing provision

Study Skills Advisers continue to be available to support staff to embed study skills within their module teaching and assessment.  This might take the form of:

 Meeting with staff members to discuss methods of supporting students to develop study skills.

  • Offering induction talks or brief introductory sessions to student cohorts which highlight the support provided by us and direct students to our online resources, seminars, and one-to-one support.
  • Providing or creating study skills resources or in-class activities which staff can either deliver themselves or which can be co-delivered with a Study Skills Adviser in a teaching session.