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Study Skills

The Disability & Dyslexia Service at Cardiff University employs a number of experienced tutors to work with students.  Most tuition is one-to-one, but you can choose small groups workshops which are open to all students.  Tuition takes place in the Student Support Centre in Park Place or in Cardigan House on the Heath Park site.  

Am I eligible for Study skills support?
Any student who has been recommended study skills, either via a Disabled Students Allowance needs assessment or via a meeting with a disability adviser is eligible to receive study skills support.  

The number of hours we are able to provide for students who are not receiving funding for support via the DSA or the International Disabled Students fund will be limited.

What’s different about study skills at university?
Our approach recognises the greater challenges of higher education - both intellectual and personal.  

What do study skills include?
Individual programmes are planned with your study skills tutor and cover techniques such as effective time management, organisation and revision, to help students get the most out of their time at university.  Students are encouraged to recognise and build on the strengths of their individual learning style.  However, most students want to improve their written communication skills and the focus on most sessions is on this.  

How do I access study skills?
To arrange study skills support please contact us and we will match you with a tutor.  We will then let you know that a tutor has been contacted and when you can expect to hear from them.

Study skills does not cover:
Subject specific support; like any student you should ask your academic school for advice.  

You may need some extra help with maths and statistics.  Cardiff University provides support open to all students through the Maths workshop in the School of Mathematics.  

Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and other Specific Learning Difficulties

Many students find some aspects of study hard – especially writing assignments or coping with heavy reading loads.  However such difficulties may be linked to dyslexia or dyspraxia.  If it has been suggested to you before that you could be dyslexic, or you think you might be, it is always worth contacting us to check this out.  

Other Information
There are many resources that you can access to aid your study; some are specific to Cardiff University, others are publications and on-line resources.