firstpoint is dedicated to helping students access information and support during their studies.

We are based in the Peirson Study and Guidance Centre on St John’s Campus.

Advisers are available Monday to Friday.  For opening times please visit our homepage.

Telephone 01905 542551

Study Skills

Effective study skills are a vital element in achieving academic success on your course.

To find out what study support services are available, please view the following resources:

The Study Skills Webpages give you access to a wide range of online resources, which can assist with your coursework and assessments. There are links to videos on critical evaluation and assignment planning as well as resources covering academic writing, maths and critical thinking.  You can find them on the Study Skills webpage.

Study Skills Advice Sheets have been developed to help you to plan and carry out your coursework and assessments, making the most of the time available and helping you to achieve your potential. You can download them from the Study Skills webpage.

Academic Liaison Librarians can offer help in specific subject areas and provide referencing information. You can find further information on the Library Services webpage. 

We also have the Writers in Residence, who can offer help with all aspects of academic writing.  You can find further information on the Writers in Residence webpage

The Language Centre offers support with improving your English and modern foreign language skills.  You can find further information, including how to book an appointment, on the Language Centre webpage.