Academic Success Centre
Engaging with a Higher Education programme at UCO is a life changing experience. To make the most of this new phase in your education, expert Academic Development Lecturers in our Academic Success Centre are on hand to offer a wealth of advice on various aspects of study skills at that level.
Working at degree level
As well as helping you make the transition into degree level studies, they will help you to develop the skills you will need in preparing coursework, as well as any other academic challenges you may face whilst at UCO.
Wide range of services
The Academic Success Centre offers a range of services. The Academic Development Lecturers will help you to:
- strengthen your research
- improve your problem solving skills
- manage your time effectively
- acquire good study skills
- adopt an academic writing style
- structure your work appropriately
- construct arguments
- gain confidence in referencing
- finding and evaluating information
- improve your grades
- prepare for exams
The Academic Success Centre regularly puts on short courses on dissertation writing, research skills and a 3-week course on English for Academic Purposes aimed at second language speakers and native speakers alike. Throughout the academic year there is always a wealth of activities on offer to ensure every student at UCO can access supportive, friendly and developmental guidance in relation to their studies.
It’s more than written work
Gaining a good degree is not just about writing skills and organising your work better. You may find yourself presenting your ideas to other people in tutorials and seminars for the first time. Sounds daunting, but you will find it much easier once we have shown you some techniques. You may find that all you require is a single tutorial to talk something through. However, if it is something more in-depth that you require, regular one-to-one tutorials may be more beneficial.