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Library support

Library support


This page provides information for staff about the ways in which the Library can support your students.

Teaching sessions

The Library Academic Support Team Librarians and Academic Skills Tutors can help your students develop their academic and professional skills. The team will work with you to tailor the teaching to the needs of your course, within the specific subject area and linked to learning outcomes.

Digital and information literacy teaching

Your Academic Librarian Team can provide teaching including:

  • Developing search strategies

  • Navigating specialist resources

  • Evaluating information

  • Referencing and avoiding plagiarism

Academic Communication, IT and Maths/Statistics teaching

Academic Skills Tutors and Academic Librarians can provide teaching including:

  • Critical thinking

  • Academic writing

  • Tackling different types of academic assignments

  • Strategies for reading and making notes

  • Statistical analysis - including use of SPSS

  • Using Microsoft Office software

Academic Librarians and Academic Skills Tutors will arrange combined sessions where appropriate.

Embedding these teaching sessions in your curriculum allows the students to contextualise academic skills within their course content, helping them to apply what they have learnt to discussions and assignments.

See our Academic Skills Prospectus for further details about in-curriculum sessions.

To request an in-curriculum session for your students, please complete our online request form.

Distance Learners

The Offsite team in the Library offers the following to students:

  • Postal loan service within Europe

  • Scanning of book chapters

  • Scanning of journal articles in print

  • Help with library account procedures

  • FAQs

Speak to your Academic Librarian Team about the support we can provide for distance learners during the course planning process .

Distance learners are encouraged to contact their Academic Librarian Team about any help or support they need. We are happy to communicate with students by email, phone or online as appropriate. 

Disabled and Dyslexic Students

The Library provides additional facilities and support for any of your students who are registered with Disability Advice - including a dedicated Learning Support Officer.

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Page last updated: 01/09/2020

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