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Welcome to the Academic Skills Self-Assessment Tool.

Making the transition to university and studying in a new environment can require you to develop new academic skills and use academic skills you have previously developed in new ways. Building confidence in this area can help you hit the ground running at university, improve your grades and help you in your future career.

We've put together this tool to help you reflect on your academic skills, consider what you feel confident about, and identify where you might like to further develop your academic skills.

You'll work through a series of statements, measuring your confidence in relation to each one. Once you've done this, you'll receive a personalised feedback report which includes a link to our Academic Skills Toolkit for you to explore based on your answers. The Academic Skills Toolkit aims to help you develop your academic skills as you transition to studying at university and you can work through the Academic Skills Toolkit in your own time and at your own pace.

Registration Instructions

  1. Click the yellow 'Begin Assessment' button at the bottom of this page
  2. Click 'Create Account'
  3. Enter your first name and last name
  4. Enter the same email address you used in your UCAS application
  5. Enter a username
  6. Select a password
  7. Click 'Register'

Return to the Transition Toolkit.

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About your diagnostic responses

Your responses will be reviewed for the purposes of enhancing the Diagnostic Tool and associated support and included within any reporting. Your user information (name and email) will be identifiable in this analysis. No other personal data is asked for or retained. All data collected in this diagnostic will be held securely. Cookies and personal data stored by your browser are not used in this diagnostic.

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