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International students: Study Support

Support for your studies

The Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS) offers  a range of online resources, workshops and one to one tutorials  on all aspects of study and writing. Please select the CLaSS website by clicking on the link above for more details.

These workshops, provided by staff from the Library and Learning Services as well as other student support services, offer guidance and practical ideas to help you produce successful assignments and to make the most of your learning experience at University.

Click here to view our calendar of upcoming workshops

If you would like some extra help with studying any kind of maths or statistics, check the Maths Learning Centre web page for details of drop-ins, workshops and tutorials.

Information about Learning Technologies (e.g. Blackboard, Turnitin)and other IT systems that you will use in your studies at DMU is provided by the Digital Partners

Useful Links

  • CLaSS FAQs: Answers to some of the commonly asked questions to the Centre for Learning and Study Support

Link to Prepare for Success Website

  • Prepare for Success is a website for international students. It contains activity-based learning resources to help you find out about different aspects of academic life in the UK and the skills needed for effective study.                        
  • This OpenLearn unit 'Am I ready to study in English?' includes self assessment exercises and provides an opportunity for you to reflect on your English language skills. 
  • Learn how to write using academic English with 'A beginner's guide to writing in English for university study' which is a free online course from the University of Reading. 
  • Academic Phrasebank Developed by Manchester University researchers, the Academic Phrasebank is a really useful resource, providing lots of examples of phrases which can be incorporated in your own academic writing. The phrases are arranged under useful categories and headings.
  • Grammar.com Paste some text into grammar.com to get feedback on your writing including spelling errors and grammar suggestions.