OSSC is open for 2020-21!

Welcome back! The Oxford Study Skills Centre is reopening this week for the 2020-21 academic year with a combination of online and face-to-face sessions in accordance with guidance from the university. For students sitting exams in September, we are offering sessions beginning September 23rd. Please book online if you’d like to attend a session to… Read More

New study skills resources for learning in 2020

The new ‘Skills for Remote Study’ Canvas site from Student Welfare and Support Services at the University of Oxford provides a series of videos to help Oxford students prepare for studying effectively in 2020-21 academic year, which will likely involve a blended format of face-to-face and online learning and assessment. Check out the ‘Skills for Remote… Read More

2020 Made Us is the Universities UK’s campaign to support students studying at university during COVID-19. In the words of Universities UK, “Now is a good time to go to university. 2020 has been a year like no other. In this uncertain world, everyone wants to be confident before taking big steps in their lives… Read More

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 ossc@lmh.ox.ac.uk 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