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Essential Skills Portal: Research and information skills

Research and information skills.

Enhance your literature searching and research skills to find relevant academic literature, whatever your assignment topic. For students working on a research project, you'll find sessions, 1-1s and online resources to develop your skills as a budding academic researcher.

Quick Menu:    Referencing    |    Online Sessions    |   1 to 1 Sessions   |   Virtual Drop-ins  |  


Referencing sessions

This is a 60-minute online class to help you get started with APA referencing. The webinar includes interactive activities to let you practice your referencing and a chance to ask any questions you have about APA.


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OSCOLA is a referencing guidance system specifically used in the area of Law and the legal professions. If you are studying on any of the Law degrees you may be required to use the OSCOLA system. Sessions are hosted online in Zoom - please use the links below to book via Unihub.


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ProQuest RefWorks is an online tool that helps you organise your references, and format citations and reference lists in Microsoft Word.  We will add more workshops on a weekly basis.

Sign up for a webinar to learn how to use ProQuest RefWorks to support your writing. 


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Online sessions

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1-1 sessions

These are online or telephone 30 minute bookable 1-1s with an Academic Skills Adviser.  You can find more sessions and up-to-date availability in UniHub

Please book a maximum of one 1-1 appointment per week to ensure that you have time to develop your work between appointments, and to give other students a fair opportunity to access 1-1s.


Remote 1-1s with Susannah Diamond:

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Remote 1-1s with Sam Dougherty:

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Remote 1-1s with Mathew Hare:

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Remote 1-1s with Michele Lockwood-Edwards:

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Remote 1-1s with Kate Salinsky:

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Remote 1-1s with Emma Parr:

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These are on-campus 1-1s with an Academic Skills Adviser.  You can find more sessions and up-to-date availability in UniHub.  

Please book a maximum of one 1-1 appointment per week to ensure that you have time to develop your work between appointments, and to give other students a fair opportunity to access 1-1s.


City Campus 1-1s with Susannah Diamond:

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City Campus 1-1s with Emma Parr:

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These are on-campus 1-1s with an Academic Skills Adviser.  You can find more sessions and up-to-date availability in UniHub.  

Please book a maximum of one 1-1 appointment per week to ensure that you have time to develop your work between appointments, and to give other students a fair opportunity to access 1-1s.


Collegiate Campus 1-1s with Sam Dougherty:

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Collegiate Campus 1-1s with Kate Salinsky:

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Virtual drop-ins

Online drop-ins with members of the library team for instant answers to quick assignment questions. Each session includes a member of staff from Academic Skills, Library & Information Skills, and Maths and Stats for 15 minute 1-1s, and there is no need to book in advance.  

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