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The Study Advisers provide expert professional advice on effective study for all Reading students, including Study Guides and Videos to help:

· develop essay, report and dissertation writing

· organise time effectively

· manage academic reading

· research effectively

· understand referencing and avoid unintentional plagiarism

· develop presentation skills


We also offer Weekly Webinars addressing these areas of skills development. Students need to book and these contribute towards the Red award

Or for advice tailored specifically to your students’ concerns, suggest they book a one-to-one appointment, available both online and in person. If they have a quick query they can attend a drop-in session (1-2pm, Mon-Fri during term-time).

See our website for more on booking an advice session and 24/7 access to Study Advice via our online guides and video tutorials.

Study Smart Study Smart is an online course with content developed by the Study Advice team, in collaboration with the Online Courses team, which aims to prepare students for successful university-level study. All new Part 1 students receive an invitation to enrol via email before Welcome Week. For more information on Study Smart, please see the Tutor Guide. Note that this guide is for tutors only: students should be accessing the materials through the course itself.

At the end of the course students can download a certificate of completion and rate their confidence in some of the key academic skills covered in the course. Academic Tutors could start a useful conversation with their students by asking to see these at meetings.