There is much more to a degree than lectures and exams. Find out about some of the additional skills you can gain or improve that will help you at University and beyond.
Prepare to study
To get the most from your degree, you will need to know how to get the most from the Library and from our IT facilities. Think that your English or maths skills could benefit from a polish? We can help. We can also help you manage your online student information, present your ideas effectively and keep track of your course.
Studying in the UK
The UK’s academic culture and expectations may differ to your home country. For example, in the UK, you often need to work independently, need to develop critical development or have seminar classes. You can find out more information on the UKCISA website and Prepare for Success.
Develop your skills
Beyond the skills that you need to complete your degree, there are lots of other ways you can boost your CV and make yourself more attractive to prospective employers. Try learning a foreign language or doing voluntary work. Our Career Development Service is here to help you make the most of you.
Studying more than one subject
If you are on a joint degree or one of our Major/Minor degrees, you will have all the same opportunities as everyone else. Having a foot in each of two departments shouldn’t make things unnecessarily complicated. Here’s what you need to know.
If you are over 21 at the beginning of your undergraduate degree you are classed as a mature student. We have some extra support for mature students across the University.