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Study Support Services

Support & Advice Services 

Study Support Services

The Study Skills team offer advice on a range of study skills, supporting you in meeting your academic potential, and in becoming a confident, independent learner.

The Study Skills team forms part of the Department for the Enhancement of Learning, Teaching, and Assessment (DELTA). Specialist Study Skills tutors are committed to enhancing student learning.

Study Skills Service

In accordance with the University’s COVID-19 guidance, we are currently operating our usual working hours of 9am - 5pm Monday-Friday, and are continuing to offer study skills support remotely. Appointments with our tutors can be delivered via email, or using Blackboard Collaborate online classrooms.

Please continue to make Study Skills appointments through ASKRGU or by emailing We will then contact you to arrange an appointment.

We also have a range of online Study Skills resources on CampusMoodle:

Academic Writing

Many students feel that they would benefit from developing or enhancing their academic writing skills.

The Study Skills team offer advice on a range of academic writing topics, including

  • Writing introductions and conclusions
  • Incorporating evidence
  • Structuring essays and reports
  • Critical writing

We also offer specialist writing support for students with specific learning differences, including dyslexia.

Study Skills

Good study skills are key to academic success at university.

To develop independent learning, the tutor team provide advice on a range of study skills including

  • Reading and note making techniques
  • Revision and exam techniques
  • Managing study time
  • Presentation skills

Maths and Stats

The Study Skills service provides the opportunity for students to develop or enhance their maths, statistics and numeracy skills in relation to course content.

Topics covered include

  • SPSS (statistical analysis software)
  • Safe Medicate (safe drug calculation system)
  • Engineering maths

English Language

The Study Skills tutor team support students to develop their knowledge of English language for academic purposes.

Topics covered include

  • Language for analytical writing
  • Verbal skills for presentations
  • Academic grammar
  • Using sources and avoiding plagiarism

IT Support

Study Skills offers advice and support to students seeking help or wishing to develop their skills in some of the most frequently used software packages at university, including

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Excel

Get Support

There are a variety of ways for you to get support with your studies.


A comprehensive series of academic skills workshops is offered through the StudyWise programme. Workshops cover academic writing, study skills, maths and stats, English for academic purposes and IT skills.

The workshops run during term time and are available to all RGU students.

Online Resources

There is a full range of self-access, online materials on the Study Skills CampusMoodle area


Face-to-face, email and telephone appointments are available with specialist study skills tutors. Appointments are available for both on-campus and online learning students. 

Face-to-face appointments are normally held in the meeting rooms beside the Student Help Point on level 3 of the Ishbel Gordon Building.

Find out more

For more information, to arrange an appointment, or to book a place at a workshop visit the CampusMoodle page or get in touch:

  • Telephone: 01224 263089
  • Email:
  • Visit: Student Help Point, Level 3, Ishbel Gordon Building, Garthdee Campus
We looked over some of the maths that I was struggling with. He was able to explain the maths to me in a way I could understand.
The whole appointment was extremely useful.
Having attended many of the classroom sessions it was useful to follow up with the one-to-one session.
The staff at study skills are all so approachable and friendly. They have been a huge support for me!
Together we reviewed my first ever piece of academic writing and the tutor provided excellent feedback, which I applied across my next two pieces.
Thank you very much for the enthusiasm and kindness shown in giving me support, direction and confidence.

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