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On this page, you will find:

  • Information and link to The Skills Centre
  • Information about our virtual drop-in sessions every Wednesday for assignment support.
  • Link to How to Search- an online resource to help you learn effective search strategies.
  • Books to support developing your study and writing skills in law, as well as mooting.

The Skills Centre

The Skills Centre can help all students to develop their academic skills. Watch the video or see our FAQ to find out how we can help, and explore the site menu above to find forthcoming events, useful resources, and great study tips.

Assignment Support - Virtual drop-in sessions

Do you have a quick question about your studies or research?

  • Searching for information about your assignment topic
  • Starting to plan your essay
  • Looking to develop your critical writing
  • Choosing the correct tool for statistical analysis
  • Undertaking mathematical calculations
  • Developing your digital skills in Microsoft Office

Come along to our online drop-in sessions – instant answers to all your questions, all in one place!

No need to book - just drop in by going to: 

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How to Search


Library: How to Search

How to Search is a resource produced by the library which aims to give students a general introduction to the process of searching for evidence. It covers the different stages of the process of searching for information, including:

  • identifying the information you need
  • deciding where to search
  • using search techniques to construct an effective search
  • evaluating the sources you find
  • understanding the basics of referencing

The resource includes videos, interactive activities, and downloadable documents to support your independent learning. How to Search is not subject-specific, but it is particularly useful if you are new to literature searching or would like a refresher of the basics.

Study Skills for Law

Writing Skills for Law