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The scope of resources identified include those which deal with some of the personal competencies which contribute to the development of transferable employability skills and which students cite as issues when referring themselves to the Counselling Service.

The key issues reviewed in this context include: time management and related issues such as procrastination, goal setting, and revision planning; reflection and self-awareness in relation to learning styles and personal strengths and weaknesses; the application of interpersonal skills to the learning process. The latter grouping includes issues such as listening and conflict resolution in group work.


This free resource is full of practical advice to help you study more effectively at university.


Whether you’re new to university or you’ve been there a while, LearnHigher can help you to make the most of the experience. Resources are freely available to all and cover the main areas that students seek advice on outside of their academic subject.

University of Manchester - Study Skills Website

This Faculty of Humanities Study Skills website has a lot of comprehensive and useful information.  It contains a number of useful exercises for the student to carry out, along with video clips and student feedback commentary.

Loughborough University

This site is easy to navigate and links to a number of useful help sheets on topic such as Time Management, Group Work issues, Dealing with Stress and Identifying your Skills and Weaknesses. 


University of Ulster online career management resource.Contains advice, videos as well as interactive and downloadable activities.

VARK Learning Styles questionnaire

This online resource is a questionnaire which provides automated results and a helpful studyguide.