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Academic Skills Project

‌The Academic Skills Project provides subject specific training in academic skills.Logo for the Academic skills project

The workshops are designed and delivered by post-graduates students within the schools- please see the links below for more information about what's going 
on in your school.

The scheme started in the School of History.  After a successful pilot scheme in 2012, three PhD students secured an Enhancement Theme Grant to fund the workshops in AY 2013/14. In the summer of 2014, under the oversight of CAPOD, the scheme was expanded to 10 Schools in the Faculty of Arts and to Science in 2015.  14 schools have now participated in the scheme with new schools joining every year.

See our short introductory videos below for more information about the project overall, and the benefits of the scheme for undergraduate participants and PGR tutors.

Benefits of the Academic Skills Project from University of St Andrews on Vimeo.

Arts and Divinity (2017/18)

For more details click on the links below to be taken to the appropriate page or download a programme.  Always check with the project team within your school for any changes!

School Contact Programme
Art History


Not running semester 1

Laura Conroy

 Classics ASP 2017/18 (Word, 42 KB)

Graydon Cress

 see website 
Film Studies

Aakshi Magazine

 Film Studies ASP 2017/18 (Word, 16 KB)
Geography and Geosciences


Not running 

Kevin McNamara

History ASP 2017/18 (Word, 77 KB)
International Relations

Helga Haflidadottir

 IR ASP 2017/18 (PDF, 302 KB)


 Not running 
Modern Languages

Eleanor Crabtree

 Modern Languages ASP 2017/18 (Word, 116 KB)


 Not running
Social Anthropology

Karen Lane 

 ‌Social Anthropology ASP 2017/18 (Word, 147 KB)

Sciences (2017/18)

For AY 2016/17 workshops will be run in the following schools:

School Contact Programme
Computer Science vacant  
Biology Amy Swanston  Biology ASP 2017/18 (PDF, 275 KB)
Psychology Benjamin Turnbull  ‌not running semester 1
Maths and Stats
Richard Glennie
 see website



CAPOD office
Hebdomadar's Block
St Salvators' Quad

Tel: (01334) 46 7175