Study Skills

Cambridge's challenging courses reward ambitious students who are prepared to deploy and develop a range of study skills, from time management to note-taking, from lateral thinking to disciplined, intensive revision.  Students work at the very highest level during their time here and make striking improvements in their efficiency and concentration as well as in the extent of their knowledge.

The University's Skills Portal contains extensive resources and information for all students. CUSU (Cambridge University Students' Union) also provides study skills information.

Crucially, you should address any difficulties as soon as they emerge, and before a minor glitch grows into a major problem. Tutors, Directors of Studies and Supervisors are all keen to offer guidance - remember that the supportive Collegiate system can help you to navigate through and beyond any temporary difficulties.

The Fitzwilliam College Library holds a number of study guides, and the Librarian herself will gladly offer advice, for example on interpreting reading lists or locating online journals. You are also welcome to contact the Senior Tutor ( at any time.