Academic Skills Centre

Critical Reading

Effective reading is essential to successful study at university. We offer a range of support designed to meet your needs and fit in with your other commitments.

Our support

Our courses are all free of charge and open to all students. They run for 10 weeks and are available next in Semester 2.

4-week course

Our 4-week course will help you to read at a deeper level, develop a critical approach to your reading and give you strategies to read more efficiently.

You will learn the following skills:

  • demystifying academic articles
  • identifying bias & hidden meanings
  • developing a critical approach.

Choose a 4-week course if you want to:

  • work at a faster pace
  • learn about all aspects of academic reading.

Enrol

Before signing up for a course please make sure that the day and time do not clash with your academic timetable using your MyTimetable.

Start date Time Enrol
Wednesday 8 November 14:15-15:45 Email us

10-week course

Our course will help you to read at a deeper level, develop a critical approach to your reading and give you strategies to read more efficiently.

You will learn the following skills:

  • demystifying academic articles
  • selecting key information
  • taking good notes
  • identifying bias & underlying assumptions
  • developing critical questions.

Choose a 10-week course if you want to:

  • learn about all aspects of academic reading
  • take time to study each skills in depth
  • have more opportunities to practise your reading skills.

Registration for our 10 week courses in Semester 1 is now closed. If you wish to be informed when registration for Semester 2 re-opens, please email us now.