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Study skills & languages

Study skills community

  • Need help with revision and exams?
  • Want to improve your essay writing?
  • Confused about referencing and plagiarism?
  • Looking to improve your presentation skills?
  • At BU there is always someone who can help you.
  • In addition to the guidance you get from academics within your Faculty you can also access the Study Skills community within myBU. All students are automatically enrolled in this community which contains a wide range of resources designed to help you develop your study skills.
  • The Study Skills community also offers the opportunity to ask questions, sign up to a range of workshops (which are run regularly during the year), or arrange to meet an advisor for one-to-one help. You can access the community by clicking on the Study Skills tab in myBU or follow us on Facebook.

Language support

  • While you are at BU you can also take the opportunity to learn a new language or improve your existing language skills.
  • We have a wide range of resources in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and Arabic which you can access from anywhere and at any time.
  • If English isn’t your first language, you can also use our resources to help you improve your use of English.
  • Our Language Adviser can help you find the most suitable resources for your particular needs.
  • You can find out more about languages on the Library and Learning Support webpages or in the Study Skills community on myBU.