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Write better essays
How to craft a better essay, including grammar, punctuation and structure tips.
Take effective notes
Five simple tips to take effective notes in a lecture.
How to use mind maps to revolutionise your note-taking.
Develop critical thinking
The ability to think critically is a key skill for academic success.
Make the most of your library
As soon as you can familiarise yourself with your library, the better.
Search for information
Being able to search for useful information is one of the key skills that will improve your marks.
Write a dissertation
How to produce the finished report.
Survive your viva
Make things easier for yourself by taking control and preparing as much as you can.
Learn from work experience
Workplace experience will complement your academic studies by providing another way of learning outside the classroom.
Overcome the challenge of being a mature student
Publish with us
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Watch our video to see how we can help you achieve real-world impact through interdisciplinarity, open research and going beyond the traditional article.
We want to work with you on our joint mission to leave the world a better place than we found it. Together we can make a real impact.