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 Academic Skills

As a university student, you want to get the most out of your studies and to develop as an effective learner. At Edinburgh Napier University we offer a range of workshops and one-to-one advice to help you to develop academic skills.  Support is offered in a variety of ways to suit your individual needs.
Given the extraordinary circumstances brought about by the coronavirus, the Academic Skills team is moving towards providing a remote service for the foreseeable future. To that end, we are offering advice by email or WebEx video appointments. We will work to individual preferences.

We hope to provide guidance to all students who need it. Nevertheless, if demand reaches a point where we are not able to do so, we will prioritise those students in the final years of their degree programmes. In any case, we will respond to all emails to advise regarding our current service status.

You can contact the team at and we will do our best to reply within the next 48 hours. In the meantime, please consult the advice below:

We  have a great deal of study and writing guidance available online. Please consult our myNapier pages where you will find a number of resources to help you including study skills sheets and  the link to the interactive resource on our blog. Further study skills information is available on the Get Ready site​.

Further help​  

​Browse through our pages to find academic skills learning courses, and a range of additional resources providing further help and guidance from short ‘skill sheets’ to more detailed information on ‘Get ready for University study’.

Academic Skills on Moodle

We have developed a number of short Academic Skills courses on Moodle. These give you the opportunity to work through activities that can develop your understanding of the key academic skills you need to learn and use at university.


The Edinburgh Napier Mathematics Group offers drop-in maths help sessions at Merchiston library. For further information contact Kate Durkacz on or 0131 455 2349.

Academic Support Adviser

If you are a student in the School of Arts and Creative Industries, the School of Computing or the School of Engineering and the Built Environment you can also contact your Academic Support Adviser, Kendall Richards (room C77, Merchiston), or 0131 455 2659.

Contact us

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