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!

2023/24 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.

The drop-in sessions will be held in Kendrew G5, at the following times:

  • Mondays 5–6pm
  • Wednesdays 9–10am

Workshops are held in the North Quad Lecture Room, 5.15–6pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.

Michaelmas Term

  • Thursday week 3 – Transition to University
  • Thursday week 4 – Essay Writing
  • Thursday week 7 – Getting the most out of the Christmas Vacation

Hilary Term

  • Thursday week 3 – Time Management
  • Thursday week 4 – How to read research papers / how to understand and write Gobbets (parallel sessions)
  • Thursday week 7 – Preparing for exams

Trinity Term

  • Thursday week 3 – Exam preparation, revision strategies & exam techniques 
  • Thursday week 4 – Time Management 
  • Thursday week 6 – Exam preparation, revision strategies & exam techniques

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

Study Skills Advisors: