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Academic and Study Skills Support

Whatever the course of study, developing strong academic skills are fundamental to achieving success in Higher Education.

Our Academic Skills team at Regent College London (ASK@Regent) offer a wide range of free academic skills support to help Regent’s students gain confidence, improve their study habits, enhance their learning, and maximise their success.

ASK@Regent supports students with:

 

  • Improving their academic writing and structuring their assignments
  • Understanding academic integrity and academic referencing styles
  • Searching for and evaluating sources of information
  • Developing critical reading and critical thinking strategies
  • Understanding formative feedback and Turnitin reports
  • Preparing and delivering academic presentations
  • Optimising time management and study habits
  • Digital learning and netiquette
  • Note-taking skills

Academic Skills Webinars

Each term, ASK@Regent organise a series of interactive webinars covering the key academic skills necessary for successful study in Higher Education. These sessions, which are open to all students, are delivered via MS Teams and are promoted as part of the SCOPE (Success, Character, Opportunity, and Progress Enhancement) programme.

One-to-one and small group support sessions

All students can book a one-to-one session with AKS@Regent to get personalised support. In addition, we can arrange small group sessions for students who would like to cover similar topics, particularly if related to their taught courses.

Academic Skills Guidance and Support Materials

ASK@Regent continually create support materials, including how-to guides and fact sheets, to help students improve their academic and study skills. These can be accessed through the Regent Digital app or portal.

Support for academic departments

ASK@Regent create academic skills learning resources to be used by academics in taught sessions and seminars. Teaching staff are also able to invite the Academic Skills Team to deliver specific ‘in-class’ sessions on academic skills, such as academic writing or referencing.

E-library and Academic Resources

Students at Regent have access to an extensive range of e-books, e-journals, and academic resources to help them with their studies. The Academic Resources Manager (Digital Librarian) provides students with information, advice, and training on how to access and fully utilise these resources, as well as developing their information literacy and research skills.

For more information, or if you have questions, please contact our Academic Skills Advisor: vanessa.lima@rcl.ac.uk

What our students say

Edward Olounfemi Fewry

When returning to higher education, I was very anxious about how I would be able to make it through the course when reviewing the assignments to be completed. Fortunately, I discovered the Academic Skills Webinars. Since then, it has been a wonderful journey filled with positive experiences. These sessions have taught me basic skills in how to study, progressing onto how to write academically, referencing, paraphrasing, and presentation skills. The Webinars have been engaging, interactive, and have contributed immensely to my personal growth and development. I recommend that students join these weekly sessions to become equipped with the prerequisite skills for academic excellence.

Ujunwa Lovelyn Obi

Regent College’s support with academic skills encourages me to become a more efficient learner and student. It has boosted my confidence, self-esteem, competence, and strength in my assignments. The 1-2-1 sessions have helped my academic performance by actively developing good study skills and learning strategies, helping to motivate me to continue to achieve my goals and to work more efficiently. I encourage every student to utilise the Academic Skills support.

Anisha Tezwin Denisha Naik

When I first started my undergraduate course, I was very nervous about how to structure my assignments and worried that I had very little knowledge of referencing, academic writing, and digital skills. Since learning of, and attending, the Academic Skills Webinars and the 1-2-1 sessions, I have become much more confident in how I write and structure my assignments. I have learnt about phrasing, how to properly reference my work, and I am even taking the time to do more research and reading, which has shown in my work. All I have to say is thank you for giving me the hope and courage to keep going, and for bringing back my confidence.

Iona Maxim

I am glad that Regent College offers us the Academic Skills Webinars. They are both informative and interesting, and across these sessions I have learnt a lot of things that have helped me to successfully progress with my course. They cover referencing, paraphrasing, writing in an academic style, and much more. I will certainly continue to attend these webinars in the future.