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Centre for the Development of Academic Skills (CeDAS)



The Centre for the Development of Academic Skills (CeDAS) aims to enable all taught students at Royal Holloway to achieve their full academic potential.

CeDAS: Academic Skills

Our team of dedicated Learning Developers provide free, friendly, and confidential support for all taught students. 

We offer 1:1 tutorials, drop-ins and workshops. These activities, delivered both online and in-person, address key aspects of academic writing and communication, maths, stats, numeracy, and studying independently.

We also offer a range of self-study resources including advice on preparing for and takign exams. 

To find out more, come and see us at the Academic Skills Hub or visit your CeDAS school homepage by clicking the relevant link below:

School of Business and Management

School of Engineering, Physical and Mathematical Sciences
for Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, Physics and the Information Security Group.

School of Humanities
for Classics, English, History and Languages, Literatures and Cultures

School of Law and Social Sciences
for Law and Criminology, Politics, International Relations and Philosophy, Economics and Social Work.

School of Life Sciences and the Environment
for Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Geography, Health Studies and Psychology

School of Performing and Digital Arts
for Drama, Theatre & Dance, Media Arts, and Music.

CeDAS: Transition to University

CeDAS has worked with students to create a Moodle module full of advice and students' perspectives about how to get the most out of your university study. 

Have a look at our module 'Your university journey STARTS HERE

CeDAS: Study Abroad 

Royal Holloway welcomes international students who would like to learn with us. We also help current students take up opportunities to study abroad. Find out more.

 CeDAS: Proofreading Scheme

This fee-for-service scheme is for postgraduates who want to have the final draft of a dissertation or project proofed before submission. Work is carried out by private arrangement with professional proofreaders listed on the scheme’s register. Find out more.


Contact Details

For all general enquiries, please email CeDAS@royalholloway.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)1784 443368. We also have an office in Founders West, room 139.