Starting at Oxford in October?

Starting at Oxford in October? Congratulations! Michaelmas term 2020 will likely be different from Michaelmas terms past in many ways, but everyone at Oxford is hard at work to make sure we offer our students the best possible student experience. The Oxford Study Skills Centre is excited to welcome you in the autumn and looking… Read More

Happy end of term!

Happy end of term! Trinity term 2020 was a challenging term for many of us in a variety of different and often unexpected ways. Well done to have reached the end of it. The Oxford Study Skills Centre wishes you a good long vacation this summer. Whether you are working, interning, caring for family, studying,… Read More

Resources for remote studying and learning

OSSC is working to develop a list of resources for studying and learning during COVID-19 that brings together ideas for preparing for open-book exams, making space for studying, creating a routine, and more. We will be updating this section of our website regularly. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at with any questions related… Read More

Preparing for Open-Book Exams

Many students will be sitting open-book exams in Trinity, and OSSC has been receiving a lot of questions about how best to prepare for this style of exam. While much of your revision process will be unchanged, there are a few things that are unique to open-book exams to keep in mind. OSSC has put… Read More

Remote Study Skills Sessions

The Oxford Study Skills Centre now offers all of our study skills sessions remotely. Our Study Skills Advisers will be available to help you with studying–including planning revision and preparing for exams–via Microsoft Teams, email, and telephone. This means that you can get study support no matter where you are. To get more info and… Read More

Advice for Offer Holders

The Oxford Study Skills Centre has put together a slide show of advice for Offer Holders at Oxford designed to help you think about tackling your exams and preparing to come to university. (Click the video below to watch the slide show.) We’ll be publishing further advice for offer holders in the coming weeks, so… Read More

Exam prep for all LMH students

All members of the LMH JCR are invited to attend an Exam Prep and Stress-Busting Session  (with tea and cake) on Tuesday, 10 March, week 8, in the Old Library at 4.30pm. This session is intended for any undergraduates who have public exams this year. The Senior Tutor, Academic Registrar, Nurse, Study Skills Centre Director, and… Read More

Shut up and write! weeks 5-8 in Hilary term

Do you have a dissertation or essay you would like to work on in companionable surroundings? Come to ‘Shut up and write’ @LMH! You can also access one-to-one writing drop-in sessions on the day in which you can work on your writing techniques, including drafting, editing, outlining, referencing, overcoming writer’s block, etc. with dedicated Study Skills Centre… Read More

Revision planning for exams

Do you have exams in Hilary or Trinity terms? If so, it’s a good idea to make sure you have an effective revision plan in place. Check out our revision planning guides or book a session at the OSSC to work through your revision strategies with a study skills adviser. Revision planning for exams following… Read More