Prepare to study

About to start studying with us? Prepare to study provides practical advice and tips on what to expect at university and how to get the most out of your studies.

If you are a postgraduate research student, you should also be aware of the resources and advice available from the Research and Enterprise Division and the Doctoral College's Research Student Zone.

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.

Make the most of the Library

Find out how the Library can support you in your studies.

Develop your IT skills

Visit IT for Students for more about available IT help.

Write and present your ideas

Learn how to study, write and revise more effectively with Student Learning Development.

Improve your English Language

See what support is available to you from the English Language Teaching Unit

Get advice about your course

Call in to the Advice Service in the Students' Union if you have any course concerns.

  • Talk to someone about your course.
  • Share any exam or coursework worries in a supportive setting.
  • Discuss your final grades.
  • Put together an academic appeal.

Manage your student information

Understand your student record and University regulations with Student and Academic Services.

Sharpen your mathematics and statistics skills

Visit the Mathematics Help Centre and get one-to-one help with maths whatever your subject.

  • Attend a drop-in session to get further help.
  • Access support with revision and exam preparation.
  • Discuss any of your maths problems.
  • Practice and improve with our online resources and question banks.

Links to further learning opportunities and services

The AccessAbility Centre offers a range of services to all students who have a disability or a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia.

With Languages at Leicester you can learn one of more than a dozen languages at up to six different levels allowing you to study either a new language, or improve a language which you have already studied.