The academic system in the UK may be very different to the one you're used to in your home country.
Studying in the UK
Before you arrive in the UK to start your course, it's a good idea to familiarise yourself with the way that teaching and learning is managed in the UK.
UKCISA have produced information about the UK academic culture and student methods.
Prepare for Success
Prepare for Success is an interactive web resource which will help you prepare for studying in the UK. It has sections on independent study, critical thinking, academic writing, and much more.
The Writing Advisory Service (WAS), found on the Study Skills page, can offer information, advice and resources about studying at university, such as how to take effective notes, using the library to find resources, critical thinking, writing essays, and preparing for exams.
They also run workshops during the autumn term at Moulsecoomb, Eastbourne, Falmer and City campuses. There is also a dedicated English Language tutor placed within each department to help you with your study skills.
English language support
We recognise that there is a difference between the high level of English you come to university with and the demands of using academic English on a daily basis, so we offer free English language lectures, tutorials and classes to all students for whom English is a second or other language. Run by the Brighton Centre for Academic English Language Development, all courses are free and held weekly on our main campuses. The programme can help with:
- Written assignments
- Developing seminar skills
- Understanding lectures
- Developing spoken communication skills