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Hartley Academic Skills Hub 

Drop in (no need to book)

We are at Hartley Library, Level 2 Room 2045, Highfield campus. 

Opening times

Monday to Friday 10:00 -16:00. (*excluding Bank Holidays). 

Drop in, no appointment necessary.

How we can help you

Learning and Skills advisors and Academic Engagement Librarians are here to answer your questions. Drop in for guidance and advice about planning and writing dissertations and essays, referencing, study skills and research questions. 

  • We allow up to 20 minutes per visit.
  • Come back to visit us as often as you need to.

Academic Skills webpages

When the Hub is closed or if you are unable to visit us in person you will find guidance and advice on all aspects of academic skills on our webpages. These contain:

  • Factsheets and videos.
  • Details of useful books available in the library.
  • Relevant online information. 
  • Skills4Study Campus - a modular online course.

Academic Skills Collection

We have a collection of books to help you to develop your skills. 

  • You are welcome to browse or borrow these.
  • Information about all the skills books are available on Library Search and selected titles are featured on our webpages.
  • A selection of skills books are also available for you to look at when you are visiting us in the Hub.
  • Check the academic skills collection at your site library or use Library Search to request a book.   

Email and phone

For more information email putting Academic Skills in the subject of your email.

Phone during our opening times 023 8059 5848


Further support:

Library help desks

Staff on help desks will be able to direct you to the resources you need if you are at a site library, or in the Hartley Library when the Academic Skills Hub is closed.

IT Skills

Visit our IT skills webpages (from the menu on the left of this page) if you need help with developing your IT skills. There is a frequently asked questions section which includes answers given to IT related questions by staff in the Hub. 

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