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Study Skills: Study Skills Training

Study Skills Training

Students studying in Jesus College library: courtesy of Jesus CollegeStudying for exams, EPQs and other projects requires many students to explore new ways of learning and to develop their skills around managing workloads and time, knowing how to evaluate reading material, finding accurate information and writing in an academic style.

Cambridge University Libraries can offer study skills training to support school students in their development of these key skills, and their confidence to carry out more independent study. 

Some College, Faculty, and Department libraries, and the main University Library, may be able to offer in-person or online study skills sessions for school students, run by librarians with support from SLOs, current Cambridge students, and academics.

Topics that can be supported include:

  • Finding accurate information : we have a 30-40 minute face-to-face session on the topic of 'greenwashing' that can be run with 6th form students
  • Critical reading and evaluating your sources : we have a one hour face-to-face workshop that can be run with 6th form students. 
  • Note making and referencing
  • Academic and scientific writing
  • Using library collections for research and study
For SLOs: 

If you're interested in arranging a study skills training session, or would like to know more about study skills resources available, please contact us for more information.

For Teachers:

To discuss arranging study skills training as part of a wider visit or virtual introduction to Cambridge, please contact your Schools Liaison Officer in the first instance. All SLOs cover a targeted Link Area in the UK, so each area has a particular SLO to contact. 

Look up your Link Area and SLO on the College Area Links website

See below for a short video featuring Cambridge students discussing academic writing:

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