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Study skills support

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Student Disability and Inclusion provides specialist support for students with specific learning differences (SpLDs) such as dyslexia and dyspraxia and who may identify as neurodivergent. Study skills support is an opportunity to meet 1:1 with a specialist practitioner for practical study advice and support.

Specialist Study Skills practitioners can help you to develop the skills needed for effective study. This includes exploring your strengths and current study methods, as well as helping you to put in place strategies for managing the areas you may find more challenging.  

You can access study skills support in two ways. Either by booking a 30-minute appointment via Specialist Study Skills Drop-In, or by contacting to arrange a 1-hour appointment. 

Support includes helping you to develop:  

- Organisation and prioritisation skills.
- A purposeful and critical reading process.
- An understanding of different types of assistive technology software.
- Effective note-taking & note-making methods.
- Multi-sensory revision & memory strategies.
- Exam techniques.
- Writing skills including: unpicking questions and learning outcomes, paragraph structuring, writing for different genres, paraphrasing, synthesizing evidence, and using academic expression.  

Please note:

If you are seeking help with a specific assignment, we would encourage you to engage with study skills support at the beginning of the assignment writing process.  
We are not able to proof-read your work or read your whole assignment. Instead, we will work with you to develop your own proof-reading strategy and techniques for structuring your ideas and arguments; you can then apply these skills to the rest of your assignment.  

Specialist Study Skills Drop-in

Book a 30-minute 1:1 study skills appointment with a specialist practitioner (subject to availability). 

These sessions are designed for students who may have a specific learning difference, such as Dyslexia or Dyspraxia and who may identify as neurodivergent.

You are able to self-book 1 study skills Drop-in session per week.  Should you wish to book a longer, 1 hour appointment, please contact the Student Disability and Inclusion team via and we will be happy to book this for you.

Please note, this service is exclusively for current University of Southampton students, who have a university email address.

Monday 2pm - 4pm
Tuesday 10am - 12pm
Wednesday 2pm - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 12pm
Friday 10am - 12pm
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