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  Study Skills

This section offers you advice and support when adapting to the world of university study.
The best place to start is the Edinburgh Napier Get Ready for University study site: getready.napier.ac.uk​​. This site introduces key study skills in the context of study at Edinburgh Napier and includes advice from recent students.
 
Read on for our collection of links to useful resources:

Study advice and support

 

On myNapier  

Check out the Academic Skills pages. You'll find details about Academic Skills workshops, which includes workshops on research, giving presentations, and essay writing. You'll also find information about Student Mentoring, the scheme where trained student mentors are available to offer advice and support to new students.  
 
The Get Ready for University Study pages also list help and advice available to all students. 

Academic Support Advisers  

Academic Support Advisers provide practical help with quick tips and in-depth advice in a positive and supportive environment. 
 
Academic Support Advisers give one-to-one help with:   
  • effective reading and note-taking
  • understanding your assessment tasks
  • structuring essays and reports
  • referencing methods
  • managing your time
  • revision and exam techniques  
Group sessions or workshops can be arranged on specific aspects of university coursework, such as preparing for a group presentation or writing up a dissertation. Email: academicskills@napier.ac.uk  
 
 

Maths Plus 

If you need help with maths at any level, visit Maths Plus at Merchiston Library for one-to-one help with any numbers or data analysis problems. 
 
Email: Kate Durkacz, k.durkacz@napier.ac.uk (Merchiston Campus). 
 

Engineering Plus 

Contact the School Office for more information. 
 

English for Academic Purposes 

Help for international students with using English for studies. Email Dr Nick Pilcher n.pilcher@napier.ac.uk 
 

All getting too much? 

See the Counselling​ pages for more help.
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