Study Skills

IT and Libraries have a number of tools to help you develop your study skills. 

Skills for study 

Skills for Study is a multi-media collection of self-paced, self-guided modules to help develop your academic study skills. 

Work through each module in turn or focus on the areas you feel you need help to improve. 

The first time you log in, you will be asked to set up a personal account using your University of Gloucestershire email address. 

We have also created a resource list for Study skills support materials. The list contains generic study skills support materials available in or through the University libraries.

DigiKnow Tutorials 

DigiKnow is a suite of guides and information on the digital skills students need to help them with study and in the workplace.  Topics such as managing your online presence, learning specific software, designing and creating, and communicating and sharing are explained. 

Information Literacy Tutorial 

The Information Literacy Tutorial was developed by University of Gloucestershire staff to help students learn skills such as finding and evaluating information for assignments and research.  It also provides guidance on how to reference different sources and avoid plagiarism. First-time users select ‘UoG Account Login’ and then ‘enrol me’.

University of Gloucestershire students can use the quizzes to earn a Badge of completion to count towards their Gloucestershire Employability Award with Your Future Plan

Information skills audit 

A tool to help you evaluate your confidence in finding, evaluating and using information for academic study, to help assess where you might need to develop your knowledge further.  This is not a test!  Available at Information Skills Audit.

Microsoft Office certification 

The University of Gloucestershire is a registered testing centre for the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Programme.  View the internal IT Training pages for more information.