You will find support and advice on our Academic Skills website covering useful study skills such as:
The Academic Skills Hub is located on Level 2 in the Hartley library, room 2045. The drop in service provides face to face support to help you develop any area of study skills where you feel you need help.
Drop in Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 16:00, for suport and advice about:
The library online training introduces you to search techniques that you can use to find books and journal articles. Advanced online training demonstrates how you can improve your searching skills and use more advanced library resources. Both give support on searching databases and information on how to evaluate the resources and data that you find.
There are a wide range of face to face training and workshops which will support you in your studies and help ensure that you make the most of your time at university. Take a look at the Training and Workshops to see which are most appropriate for you.
Your department will recommend which citing and referencing style you should use.
Use the Citing and Referencing guide to find out how to reference resources and which referencing style you should be using. There is also support on the different types of reference management software available to help you choose the right tool for you.
Starting out on your research project? Go to our Introduction to research methods course to discover the essential information and skills that you will need.
You will find engaging content, videos and interactive learning activities to learn about:
What it is to be a researcher and working with your supervisor.
Academic and ethical integrity in research
Planning your research
Doing a literature review
Managing your time
Managing your research data
Just got an assignment? Not sure how to start? This Assignment Planner is a step-by-step guide to help you plan, organise and find the resources you need to complete your assignment. You can save your work and return to the planner at any time. Please provide feedback or let us know if you have any questions.
Planning your dissertation? Not sure where to start? The Dissertation Planner is a step-by-step guide to help you write a dissertation from starting to think about your question through to final submission. You can save your work and return to the planner at any time. Please provide feedback or let us know if you have any questions.