Academic Knowledge and Transferable Skills2020-03-09T08:40:43+00:00

Academic Knowledge and Transferable Skills

As well as learning about your subject, during your time at Sheffield you’ll have opportunities to broaden your academic knowledge and develop your transferable skills. Making the most of these opportunities will not only help you perform better on your degree but will also prepare you for further study and/or future employment.

Developing Transferable Skills

As you go through your course you’re likely to learn essential academic skills, including how to:

  • write academic essays or reports
  • do presentations
  • work in teams
  • plan and manage your time
  • find, evaluate and accurately cite reference material from diverse sources such as books, journals and the internet
  • how to make the best use of IT.

They are part of a broader set of skills and attributes that the University would like you to have achieved by the time you graduate.

There are also a number of opportunities, short courses and skills support services available to you:

301: Student Skills and Development Centre offers a range of services for all students including:

  • Maths and Statistics Help
  • Academic Skills workshops
  • 1:1 Study Skills Tutorials
  • Specialist Dyslexia /SpLD tutorial service
  • Writing Advisory Service
  • The 301 Academic Skills Certificate, which can be included in your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
  • Peer Learning activities

Languages for All is a university-wide scheme that provides opportunities for all students wishing to develop foreign language skills within or beyond their main degree programme. This could be learning a new language, or continuing to build on a language started at school or college.

All undergraduate Law Students have the opportunity to spend a year of study overseas, and we highly recommend that you take this opportunity. Employers (including law firms) value study abroad experience highly.

Please visit our dedicated Study Abroad web pages for more information

The University Library  can assist you in finding the space you need to explore and embrace new ways of creating, sharing and applying knowledge. The library offers Online Tutorials and Workshops to improve your information and digital literacy. It also has a Law and Criminology Library Subject Guide.