Academic Skills Help

The Academic Skills team can help you achieve your learning and study goals. We offer a range of academic skills development workshops to help you succeed at university.

Personal Development Tutor

You’ll be assigned a personal development tutor (PDT) within your first weeks at Edinburgh Napier. They will help you settle into life at university and be your first point of contact for any academic or personal issues you may experience throughout your time here.

Academic Skills

Academic skills workshops

We offer a range of workshops plus online courses and materials  to help you develop the skills you need to tackle university assessments effectively. Skills include critical reading, analysis, academic writing, oral presentations, E-posters, and preparation and planning for exams.
To find out more see the Academic Skills pages on myNapier or contact academicskills@napier.ac.uk.

Academic Skills Advisers

Our Academic Skills Advisers are available for informal, confidential assistance. They'll work with you to develop your skills to help you be successful in your studies, from academic essay-writing to time management. To find out how to access this support see our One-to-one guidance pages on myNapier or, for advice about how we can help, contact academicskills@napier.ac.uk

Get ready for University study

This online resource introduces you to some of the key skills you need for successful University-level study, with tips and advice from students in areas such as effective reading, academic writing, oral presentations, revision and exam strategies.

English language support

We offer free in-sessional English language support to all our international students to help improve your language skills so that you can excel in your studies. Practise your English and get feedback to further enhance your learning.

We offer

  • Writing workshops
  • Discussion and presentation skills workshops
  • Individual help session.
More about English language support


ENSA Advice

If you need help with any aspect of managing your money, such as budgeting advice and debt counselling, ENSA Advice at Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association can help you.