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Academic Skills Programme

Getting Started

How do I identify the academic skills I need to develop?

  1. Complete the Skills Audit in Pebblepad . It will help you identify your training and development needs
  2. Your academic advisor can help you decide which workshops and resources will be most useful
  3. Contact if you have questions about the workshops, resources or one-to-one support outlined in the Academic Skills Programme.


Preparing for University Life

Identifies some of the anxieties/stresses that you might encounter when you first come to University and ways of coping with these.

Six Steps to Success

Presentation and booklet outlining six steps to
study skills success.

Getting Organised

Organisational guidelines to help you stay on
top of your workload.

Developing an Action
Plan for Independent Learning

Worksheet to help you outline a structured
action plan for your studies.

IT Resources

Welcome to Durham University Step-by-step guide to getting started with IT for new students
Video Guides Outlining how to get started before you arrive in Durham
DUO (Durham University Online)

Including frequently asked questions about DUO


Open to taught students, you can attend as few or as many as you need. It is important to make best use of your time, so think carefully about the academic skills you need to develop.