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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. This year the programme is running in the following schools:

  • Chemistry
  • Classics
  • Divnity (Semester 2 only)
  • Film Studies
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Modern Languages (Semester 2 only)
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Social Anthropology

To find out more about the project running in your school, please email

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.

History of the Academic Skills Project

The Academic Skills Project started in 2012 as a pilot scheme in the School of History; in 2013 the initiative was awarded funding from the Enhancement Theme under 'Supporting the Curriculum.'  Since 2014 the project has been funded by CAPOD and was rolled out initially to the Arts Faculty, and the following year to the Sciences.  The programme has received consistently positive feedback, both from the undergraduates attending workshops and the postgradautes delivering the programme.  In its busiest year, returned evaluation forms suggest that the project attracted over 900 workshop attendees.  Although some of these attendees participated in more than one workshop, the number of unique participants overall was significant.

For more information on the structure or history of the project, please contact Dr Eilidh Harris, Student Developer.


CAPOD office
Hebdomadar's Block
St Salvators' Quad

Tel: (01334) 46 7175