Interested in joining OSSC?

The Oxford Study Skills Centre is a resource for tutors and students alike. At OSSC we recognise that subject tutors have a limited amount of time in which they need to teach complex new ideas and help students meet course-specific learning objectives. Our goal is to deliver the essential study skills that foster effective learning and help students to excel on their courses.

OSSC also works with colleges to train tutors or lecturers and postgraduate ‘mentors’ or ‘buddies’ in the study skills methodologies used at OSSC. This is a valuable way for colleges to build up their on-site provision of study skills, and it also provides postgraduate students with the opportunity to expand their skill set and gain mentoring and tutoring experience.

If you think the OSSC might be a good fit for your college, please contact us. We are very happy to meet with representatives from Oxford colleges to discuss our ethos, the types of sessions we can provide, and the benefits of participating in OSSC.

During our 2018-2019 pilot year, we primarily worked with tutors and students from LMH and Pembroke as well as with a number of other Oxford colleges on an ad hoc basis.

We are always keen to work with new colleges, and we welcome inquiries from all Oxford colleges. Please contact us to request a price list for the 2019-2020 academic year.

To learn more about how OSSC sessions work and what they cover, please visit our FAQs. To learn more about the OSSC teaching staff, please visit our About Us page.

Online Resources

You may also wish to direct your students to our growing library of online resources and recommended books. Study skills tutors and advisers who have been trained by OSSC can access OSSC’s study skills teaching resources online.

Other Oxford Resources for Tutors

The Centre for Teaching and Learning supports teaching staff across the university. In addition to publishing online teaching resources, CTL runs training programmes, events, and classes throughout the year.