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Academic Skills

 By participating in the Library's skills programmes, users will be empowered to become a lifelong learner. They will achieve success through the development of core academic skills such as:

  • Academic Writing
  • Citing and Referencing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Digital Literacies
  • Information Skills
  • Reference Management
  • Study Skills
  • Systematic Reviews

 These skills help users to achieve full potential during their studies, enhance their employability, and prepare them for further research. Our programmes are flexible and accessible.

The Library has excellent facilities for face-to-face group teaching sessions, complemented by a suite of online learning modules. An enquiry service will be available within the Team.

 Academic Skills Librarians

The Academic Skills Librarians Team  offers you a suite of generic information and digital skills sessions, bookable by all and offered at levels to suit your study needs.

They will help you with skills to find, search, choose, critically evaluate and use information.

They will provide a mix of online tutorials and Library Guides, as well as face-to-face sessions on demand. They will be supported by an Academic Skills Hub, where advice and support for your learning and research needs will take place.

Sessions will be bookable online


Library Guides and Tutorials

The Library provides a range of Guides and Tutorials. You will find all your subject resources listed here, but also generic guides helping you with a range of information and digital literacy skills.


Academic Skills Hub

We provide an expert advice service using a range of formats including drop-ins, appointments, open surgeries etc, using appropriate technology to meet student learning needs during published times. We respond to all your enquiries, whether subject specific or more general, in an accessible and friendly manner.

Academic Skills Hub Opening Hours

Mon - Fri:         10am   -   12pm      &      2pm   -   4pm

Please see our Contact Us page for details on how to contact us outside of these hours.


We are committed to excellence and pledge to you:

  • Passion for information skills, proactively developing and maintaining skills, knowledge and awareness of developments in this field.  Awareness of rapid changes in research and technology directions, curriculum and scholarly developments.
  • Strong communication and presentation acumen.
  • Team will be excited by new ideas and will have an atmosphere of enquiry and willingness to create the best possible service.
  • A commitment to fostering critical thinking and lifelong learning will permeate all that’s done.
  •  An interest in developing affective pedagogy, including instructional design theories and principles.
  • Being relevant and having commitment to understanding subject matter of interest to the customer.