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International students: Learning Resources

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

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

You can now download the free uTalk app onto your own device and access over 150 languages. Remember to log in with your university username and password. For more information, visit the uTalk website.


  • 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.