St John's Study Skills Programme

The College supports students in a number of ways in their academic development, on top of their work with their subject tutors.

The purpose of the St John's Study Skills Programme is to offer all students an opportunity to ask questions and improve their skills in relation to their core degree activities, such as essay-writing and problem sheets, as well as good working habits, such as time management and preparation for exams.

Our Study Support team are experienced, friendly and always happy to help, so if you have an academic question, get in touch!

Trinity Term 2023 Programme

These drop-in sessions are designed to give students an opportunity to ask questions in an informal, friendly space. Our Study Skills Advisors come from a range of academic backgrounds and are happy to help with any academic questions you might have.

In Trinity Term 2023, the drop-in sessions will be held in Kendrew G4 at the following times:

  • Mondays 5–6pm
  • Wednesdays 9–10am
  • Fridays 2–3pm

NOTE: The session on Monday 22 May will be in Kendrew 103.

This term we are also trialling an online drop-in session on Wednesdays 5–6pm on Zoom. Students will find the link to these meetings, and passcode, in the weekly email from College. If there are problems, please email any of the advisors.

These sessions provide a quiet place for productive work and are ideal for revision. Tea/coffee and biscuits are provided. A Study Skills Advisor will also be available for the first hour, in case you have any questions about your work.

In Trinity 2023, the sessions will take place in the Mark Bedingham Room every Monday from 2–6pm.

There are two workshops in Trinity:

  • Preparing for Prelims, Wednesday 3 May (Week 2), 5–6pm, North Quad Lecture Room
  • Summer dissertation work, Wednesday 7 June (Week 7), 5–6pm, North Quad Lecture Room

Students are welcome to contact any member of the team directly for one-on-one appointments.

Study Skills Advisors:

  • Alix Hibble, DPhil Experimental Psychology,
  • Hannah Pook, DPhil Cancer Science,
  • Josh Werrett, DPhil Classics,

Programme Coordinator

  • Patrick Gill-Tiney, Lecturer in Politics,