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International students: Learning Resources

Academic Skills support

You will find guidance and advice on the Academic Skills website covering general study skills including,

  • Academic writing
  • Critical thinking
  • Academic integrity
  • Presentation skills
  • Exams techniques

For help on avoiding plagiarism, please visit the Citing and Referencing page.


Here are a few links to some of the English Language newspapers we subscribe to electronically.

The full list of periodical archives can be found in the Newspaper resource page.

Links to some of the UK daily newspapers. Access to the day's news is freely available

• The Daily Telegraph 
• The Guardian 
• The Independent 
• Southern Daily Echo

Online English language resources

Here are some sample websites which contain resources to help you improve your English Language.

BBC website

The British Council

IELTS online tests

  • Skills for Study - getting ready for academic study helps you to prepare practically and mentally for your first term at university, with guidance and techniques to hep you learn effectively and understand what will be expected from you at Higher Education.
  • Study skills for International students - a course looking at key skills that international students need in order to be successful at a UK university.
  • Study UK: prepare to study and live in the UK - Be prepared for university study in the UK by familiarizing yourself with UK culture and higher education.
  • Exploring English: language and culture - this course for learners of English looks at British culture and examines English in use to help you improve your language skills.