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Academic Skills Programme (ASP)

We provide academics skills support and enhancement to all students. We run courses, workshops, one-to-one support and drop-ins.

Academic Writing

Develop your academic writing skills



Critical Writing 4-week course

Get help to develop and present your own ideas and arguments in your assignments by learning to include analysis and evaluation in your writing.


Reading at University

Develop your approach and strategies to reading academic texts


Critical Reading 10-week course

Find out about how our long course can help you to improve the skills needed to find, evaluate and analyse the texts you will read for your studies.

Critical Reading 4-week Course

Find out about how our short course can help you to improve the skills needed to find, evaluate and analyse the texts you will read for your studies.


Presentation Skills

Practise your presentation skills to help with your studies, placements and future careers


Presentation Skills 4-week course

This course is useful if you have some experience presenting and want to further improve your skills and develop your presentation structure.

Presentation Support Sessions

These sessions are for students who already have a presentation they have been working on and would like specific support or advice.


English Language

Improve your English language to help with your studies and build your confidence



Discussion Skills 10-week course

This course will help you improve your vocabulary, fluency and develop your spoken English skills to help you feel more confident when communicating in English.


British Studies

Courses for Erasumus+, exchange or visiting students


Get help with academic skills

Academic skills are important for academic and career success. We offer a range of support designed to meet your needs and fit in with your other commitments.

Our programme is delivered by our team of highly qualified and experienced teachers, working closely with our academic and Professional Services colleagues across the University.

The Academic Skills Programme (ASP) is a part of the Skills Centre.


Contact us

If you have any questions about any of our courses and support please email us and we shall be happy to help you.