Study preparation

Get ready to meet the challenges of online learning head on. Boost your study skills to get the most out of your degree.

If it’s been a while since you picked up a textbook or you’re a bit unsure about how to study online, a short course in study skills will help get you ready for uni.

We offer a selection of introductory subjects to get you up to speed. Most of these subjects can be counted as an elective towards your degree. You may also be able to get government support to help with your fees—see Financial options for more information. You can also explore self-paced online short courses that you can pick up before you begin your degree, or study alongside it.

Below, we’ve put together a shortlist of subjects and other online courses that cover topics like the basics of online learning, essential academic skills, academic writing, and maths. Some are paid subjects while others are free short courses.

Academic writing and communication

Learning strategies

Science and technology skills

Study life skills

Studying online

Working with numbers