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International students: Skills for Success

Academic Skills Website

You will find guidance and advice on our Academic Skills website covering useful study skills such as:

  • Academic skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Academic integrity
  • Information management
  • Presentation skills
  • Exam techniques
  • Research skills

Training and Workshops

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 guidance 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. Please note that a number of these sessions are pre-recorded and available to view at any time.

Citing and Referencing

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 guidance on the different types of reference management software available to help you choose the right tool for you.

Assignment Planner

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. 

Dissertation Planner

Shutterstock image 300116720 –dissertation planner 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. 

Introduction to research methods

Research Method website.Starting out on your research project?  Use the Introduction to research methods course to discover the essential information and skills that you will need.

  • 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