Study Skills


You may already be familiar with learning online, or it may be a brave new world. Either way, to flourish you need to become comfortable with learning independently. This means maintaining your motivation, establishing, and sticking to a routine, and developing your time management skills..

It is also essential that you understand what is expected of you when studying at university level and know how you can meet these expectations. This includes reading and researching, information skills, thinking analytically and critically, and writing to an academic standard.

To help you with this we have access to a wide range of resources that offer guidance and support that you can use to bolster your study skills and ensure that you achieve everything you are capable of.

Study Skills Support

(via Student Services)

Study skills support is available to all University of Wales Trinity Saint David students who need assistance with their studies.

Refine your study skills and achieve your best from foundation through to postgraduate level. Support is offered with researching, referencing, avoiding plagiarism. academic writing, critical thinking, presentation skills, planning and organisation, and exam revision.

This support is designed to supplement but not replace the subject-specific teaching and advice provided by your academic tutors.

Visit our Study Skills Support page for more information.

InfoSkills Programme

(via Library and Learning Resources)

Our InfoSkills programme is designed to create opportunities for students to develop their transferable digital and information skills, facilitating both their academic success and employability

The curriculum covers a wide range of topics – from fake news to managing your online presence – and is delivered by our team of Academic Liaison Librarians

To access Moodle, simply go to and log in with your University network username and password.

Sessions will be booked by your course/module tutor or students can contact the library directly via

Current session content includes:

  • Basic Skills: Finding and using information.
  • Referencing and Plagiarism: The basics.
  • Further Skills: Finding and Using Information.
  • Critical InfoSkills for 2nd Year Students.
  • InfoSkills for Postgraduates and Researchers.
  • Getting Started with your dissertation.
  • Managing your Research with RefWorks.
  • Fake News: How to sort fact from Fiction.
  • Using Statistics in Your Research.
  • Managing your online presence.
  • Know your rights: Copyright and You.
  • What’s so special about Special Collection.

UWTSD Careers Centre

In addition to the above resources, as a UWTSD student you will also have access to our new Careers Centre service.

The careers centre provides a number of career services such as career advice, tools, e-learning and assessments. But it also contains resources around employability and building your skills in areas such as time management and productivity, Critical Thinking, Problem-solving & decision-making and presentation skills.

Visit our Careers Centre site and log in with your UWTSD email and password for more information.


Keep track of your progress

There's a lot of information in this resource, so we've created a checklist you can print out to keep track of your progress as you work through each of the sections.

Just click the download button below to save a copy.

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