Introduction to Study Skills


A comprehensive introductory workshop for students entering or returning to academic study. The session will cover time-management, reading critically and selectively, taking notes, and planning and writing essays for undergraduate-level study. 

  • Organising your study routine to make the best use of time available

  • Reading selectively and effectively in order to obtain and retain information

  • Deciding when and how to take notes in seminars and whilst reading

  • Getting to grips with essay questions and developing and structuring an argument

  • Planning, writing and reviewing your essay

  • Producing and presenting references and a bibliography

Please note: this event will close to enrolments at 23:59 UTC on 8 November 2023.

Programme details


Time management for study

Tea/coffee break

Improving reading skills for study

Lunch break

Examining ways to improve note-making and note-taking

Tea/coffee break

Looking at the structure of an academic assignment
Referencing and compiling a bibliography

End of day



Description Costs
Course Fee (includes tea/coffee) £99.00
Baguette lunch £6.50


If you are in receipt of a UK state benefit or are a full-time student in the UK you may be eligible for a reduction of 50% of tuition fees.

Concessionary fees for short courses


Mrs Anne West

Anne West has been teaching Study Skills at OUDCE, both face-to-face and online, for over 10 years. The thought of spending a day with students teaching spelling, punctuation, grammar or any other aspect of written English fills her with joy. She believes that a piece of writing, at whatever level, deserves to be written and read, as clearly as possible, to give pleasure and satisfaction to both writer and recipient – and also to save a lot of time for both.

She’s also been involved with writing and editing for the BBC – children’s radio and TV.


Please use the 'Book' button on this page. Alternatively, please contact us to obtain an application form.


Accommodation is not included in the price, but if you wish to stay with us the night before the course, then please contact our Residential Centre.

Accommodation in Rewley House - all bedrooms are modern, comfortably furnished and each room has tea and coffee making facilities, Freeview television, and Free WiFi and private bath or shower rooms.  Please contact our Residential Centre on +44 (0) 1865 270362 or email for details of availability and discounted prices.