Study Skills Guide

Our collection of tips and tricks to boost your learning using freely available mainstream and assistive technologies

Overcoming barriers to learning with Office 365

Overcoming barriers to learning with Office 365

If you experience difficulties with motor skills, reading, listening, comprehension and maintaining focus, every assignment can feel like a mountain to climb. Your university can offer many useful resources for improving and developing these skills such as online guides, courses and workshops but there’s a set of tools already at your fingertips. You’re probably already … Overcoming barriers to learning with Office 365 Read More » ...
Sharp Focus

Sharp Focus

Student life is busy. You’re juggling a constant stream of new information, meeting new people and settling into new surroundings not to mention the impact that mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression, attention-impairing conditions, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome and epilepsy can have on … Sharp Focus Read More » ...
Take Note

Take Note

Notetaking is a part of everyday life for students but it can also present challenges, particularly if you have a disability, a specific learning difficulty like dyslexia, dyspraxia or ADHD, a mental health condition such as anxiety or depression or a long-term health condition such as diabetes, epilepsy, RSI or hypermobility. Taking notes in fast-paced … Take Note Read More » ...
SnapType

SnapType

A really quick tip for anyone studying at University who may be struggling with the sort of academic writing style that you need to master to get the top marks in yours essays. If that sounds familiar, have a look at the Academic Phrasebank set up by John Morley at the University of Manchester. ...
Happy Phrase

Happy Phrase

A really quick tip for anyone studying at University who may be struggling with the sort of academic writing style that you need to master to get the top marks in yours essays. If that sounds familiar, have a look at the Academic Phrasebank set up by John Morley at the University of Manchester. ...
What’s your type?

What’s your type?

If you struggle to take in information when reading, find that you lose your place or reread lines, it's worth taking a few minutes to evaluate the format of the material you are reading ...
Yes you scan

Yes you scan

Want to quickly get a page from a book read out, or in a class when printed handouts are given out. Well, the Claro software team have you covered with an app called Claro ScanPen ...
Smash your spelling

Smash your spelling

Do you struggle with spelling? Do you think of the perfect word to express what you are trying to write about, but then think there's no way you'll be able to spell it correctly and so choose something that's not as good? ...
Ketchup on your time

Ketchup on your time

How can the humble tomato help organise your time, be more efficient in your studies and help you concentrate and focus for longer? ...
Hit the highlights

Hit the highlights

See how to highlight and then collect key points into a separate document when working in MS Word, allowing you create a summary of the main points from your reading ...