Study Skills

Undertaking further studies whilst working in healthcare is rewarding and worthwhile, but it can also be challenging. It may have been a long time since you last completed academic work, or you may not have studied at a higher level before. Support is available to help you refresh and develop your academic skills, whether you are currently studying or preparing for further studies. 

Please note that many course providers will offer support with academic skills through their own library services, as well as the specialist support available from course tutors. We will refer staff to these support services where we feel they would be more appropriate routes, particularly for specific support with assignments.

Academic writing

Academic writing style is different to everyday written communication. It needs to have a formal tone, and present clear arguments in a logical way. It does not need to be overly complicated, but does need to be well planned, accurate, focussed and proofread.

These resources will help to guide you through the different aspects of academic writing.

University of Leeds Library Study Support, Academic Skills: Writing 

Finding information


Support for international staff


An OpenAthens account gives all NHS staff and learners access to a wide range of online resources.