Study Skills

Whatever stage you’re at, there are plenty of online resources to help you develop the academic skills you need to succeed at UCL and beyond.

General academic skills

Students talking over a table

Tips, advice, and opportunities for developing the general academic skills needed to succeed in your studies. 

Discipline-specific skills

Two female students looking closely at an experiment in a lab

Explore and develop your discipline-specific knowledge and skills.

Quick links 

Library skills

Digital skills

Academic life
Academic communication skills


Five UCL student interns provided invaluable support in the development of the Study Skills page in the summer of 2021:

  • Lily Weilar (second-year undergraduate)
  • Loizos Lambis (final-year undergraduate)
  • Remina Aleksieva (postgraduate taught)
  • Oksana Baigent (part-time postgraduate research)
  • Abdur Hashmi (postgraduate research)

We will continue to build on and refine the Study Skills page in partnership with UCL students. If you have come across any useful resources or opporutnities, want to give feedback or get involved in producing content, please contact Abbie King. We also welcome comments and feedback from staff.