University Centre Colchester | Academic Skills Centre

Welcome to the Academic Skills Centre

We provide academic skills support and online resources to all our undergraduate and postgraduate students, no matter what level you are at, or what department you’re studying in. These are accessible all year round and are designed to support you to succeed in your studies. 

Services we provide for students include:

  • eLearning courses
  • Useful documents that can be downloaded and edited to suit your needs
  • YouTube videos to support your skills development
  • Bespoke sessions developed in collaboration with your Course Leaders
  • Scheduled face-to-face and online workshops that you can book onto

Our Online resources provide essential information on a wider range of academic skills topics such as:

Getting Started at University

  • UCC induction
  • Library induction
  • Academic integrity and referencing
  • Accessibility support
  • Mental health and well-being

Study Skills

  • Academic reading and research
  • Note-taking
  • Time management
  • Online study

Critical Thinking and Writing Skills

  • Critical thinking
  • Critical reading
  • Reflective thinking and writing
  • Academic writing

Preparing for Assessments and Exams

  • Presentations
  • Academic tutorials
  • Exams preparation

Dissertation and Literature Reviews

All of these resources can be accessed through our Academic Skills Centre which can be accessed here. To access these resources you will need to login with your student ID and password.

Contact the Academic Skills Centre by emailing