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About Enhancing Academic Skills

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Develop the key academic skills to achieve your best

What is the Enhancing Academic Skills Programme?

Academic study skills are a vital foundation for your time at university. They include areas such as:

  • Academic writing
  • Research skills
  • Referencing and citations
  • Critical thinking
  • Reflective writing
  • Revision and exam techniques
  • Report writing
  • Presentation skills

You will learn and apply many of these skills in your academic programme. The Enhancing Academic Skills Programme offers further opportunities for you to develop and learn new academic skills. Run by a range of departments, our workshops and initiatives are open to all students at all levels of study. Our programme helps you unlock your full potential, be the best you can academically, and achieve success in your chosen subject.

Video of a student talking about the EAS workshops.

Enhancing Academic Skills - Workshops

Our introductory workshops are run by the Careers Service, Library, Academic Skills Centre, and Inclusion and Learning Support. This is a great place to start if you aren't sure what your learning needs are and want to find out more.

Attend one or all of these workshops to learn about:

  • Getting the most out of lectures and seminars
  • Research skills and effective use of learning materials
  • Planning and writing great essays
  • Using the library and online resources

There are also online resources available for these workshops. Follow the links below:

Lib Guides Enhancing Academic Skills Online Enhancing Academic Skills Online


Study Skills Workshops

These are group workshops run by specialist study skills tutors on a variety of topics designed to build on your existing study skills.

We offer a variety of workshops on academic skills throughout the academic year. 

Attend one of these workshops to learn about:

  • Managing Your Workload
  • Reviewing Your Progress
  • Reflective Writing
  • What is a Gobbet

One-to-one study skills sessions

These one-to-one sessions are run by specialist study skills tutors weekly throughout the year (in and out of term time) to assist you with all aspects of your academic work. They are open to all students. You need to book in person at the Student Centre.

Library information skills sessions

The library runs information skills sessions throughout the academic year. These support your studies and help you prepare for assignments and exams.

The sessions cover areas like:

  • using online software to make referencing simple
  • searching for peer-reviewed journal articles and other information
  • accessing other libraries in London and the UK
  • accessing our Special Collections and Archives
  • using our online reading lists system
  • presenting your work confidently

Royal Literary Fellows

The Royal Literary Fund has placed Fellows at Goldsmiths.

Royal Literary Fund Fellows (RLFs) are professional writers who help students improve their writing skills. The main aim is to promote good writing practice across all disciplines and media.

The Fellows can help both undergraduates and postgraduates. So if you are writing a piece of work and want to make it excellent, or your writing need some extra work, book an appointment with a Royal Literary Fellow.

Booking: Call 020 7919 7186 or 020 7717 2580 or email fellowsbook (