Developing your skills

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Improve your study and research skills

Student Learning Development provides a range of services to develop your study and research skills. There is a wide range of free study guides on writing, study, presentation and numeracy skills. You can also learn how to improve your study skills through our AccessAbility Centre.

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Career Development Service

You’ve invested in your future by coming to Leicester and it’s never too early to think about where you go from here. Our Careers Development Service is here for you from the moment you arrive, through to graduation and beyond.

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Learn a foreign language

Languages at Leicester is a programme of accessible language courses run by the University of Leicester in partnership with De Montfort University. It offers the opportunity to learn another language, even if you have never done so before.

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Musical opportunities

The University of Leicester has a range of bands and choirs and a unique partnership with the Philharmonic Orchestra.

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There are plenty of opportunities to develop your skills and CV through volunteering whilst you're in Leicester. The Student's Union offers opportunities to volunteer, along with our Career Development Service.

Useful contacts - phone and email details for departments and staff that can help you develop your skills while you're at Leicester.