Academic Skills

The Academic Skills Adviser offers workshops and one-to-one advice appointments focusing on the important skills you need to be successful with your studies. Advice is for all students, no matter what level or degree you are studying.

Academic Skills Advice

The Academic Skills Adviser can help with:

  • Essay planning & writing
  • Critical thinking
  • Academic referencing
  • Presentation skills
  • Research, information gathering & general dissertation skills
  • Examination techniques
  • Revision strategies
  • Time management & organisation
  • Grammar, punctuation & spelling
  • Note-taking techniques

Academic Skills Workshops

Workshops are offered on a wide range of skills to help you improve your academic achievement. They run weekly at Bognor and Chichester campuses and are full of useful information, tips and practical exercises to help you master the academic skills necessary to succeed at university. The workshop timetable and online booking form are available on the University Study Skills Moodle site. Alternatively, pick up a booklet from the SIZ. 

One-to-One Appointments

Appointments with the Academic Skills Adviser are 30 minutes long and are available at both campuses. The sessions can be tailored to your specific needs. You can arrange an appointment at the SIZ or by email to

Online Support

Visit the University Study Skills Moodle page for information on referencing for your department and access to study guides, activities and other resources to help you improve your academic skills.

Subject Librarians

There is a team of professional librarians at each site to provide specialist information support, to liaise with teaching staff and students, and to develop and organise the library resources in their subject areas.

If you have difficulty finding material for essays, seminars, projects, etc., the Subject Librarians will be happy to provide advice and assistance. Subject Librarians may also be able to provide specialised reading lists and bibliographies. The list of subjects with their respective Subject Librarians is as follows:

Currently Vacant (Please contact Steve Bowman) 2082 Adventure Educ., P.E., Sport Development and Management, Sport and Exercise Sciences, Psychology
Janet Carter 6087 Theology, Dance
Wendy Ellison 6085 English, History, Media, Music, Art, Childhood Studies, Performing Arts, Social Work
Ann Jones 2094 Education, Science
Ruth Clark 2119 Classroom Resources, Maths, ALS
Steve Bowman 2082 SEMAL, Learning & Teaching