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What's on offer in September

There will be no Study Skills Leader sessions available during September. They will start again in the week beginning 9 October.

If you want help before then, please check out some of our online resources:

SkillsHub provides information on sources of support available at King's

Skills4Study Campus is an excellent source of resources to help you to develop your academic skills. You can access this using your King's login details. 

Lynda.com provides training resources covering a range of skills, from presentations and project management to using particular software packages

 

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For general enquiries about Library Services, you can also email libraryservices@kcl.ac.uk

For IT-related enquiries, contact details are available on the IT Help and Support page, or you can email 8888@kcl.ac.uk

Study Skills

Whether you are studying for pleasure, or to progress in your career, or have just been out of education for a while, we hope that you will take the opportunity to visit our study skills support pages. Study skills or study strategies are approaches applied to learning. They are generally critical to success in university, considered essential for acquiring good grades, and useful for learning throughout one's life.

The study skills programme at King’s is designed to support the needs of all students from all levels and disciplines. Our emphasis is on enhancement of learning to assist students in achieving their full potential, to help improve their self-esteem and employability. Developing and reflecting on your study skills will help to boost your confidence and support you with the skills necessary to undertake a course in higher education. Developing skills is a gradual process and does not happen overnight. It is very much an individual process that you build on as you progress through your programme. If you are anxious about starting your first assignment or just want a few tips with reading and notetaking or with getting started with something, then we can help.

What do we offer

Our dedicated team of PHD Study Skills Leaders will be offering a range of support to all students in mathematics, statistics and academic writing.

  • We  offer 45 minute one to one sessions
  • We offer study skills workshops
  • Tutors will provide advice and guidance to support student skills development
  • Students can bring a sample of their work to the session to discuss with the tutor
  • Please let us know if you have any accessibility issues by contacting us in advance on libraryservices@kcl.ac.uk
  • We do expect all students to fill in the  feedback form after their session as this is a requirement of using our service


The session is not a proof-reading or English language correction service. The sessions exist to support students with the development of their skills and to support them to reach their academic potential.Tutors will not be correcting or judging students' work.