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Education (including ITE, PGCE and Schools Direct): Workshops

Our guide for Education, ITE and PGCE students - helping you make the most of the library

Recorded workshops for students

Our workshops page has links to recordings of our previous workshops, as well as short recordings to help support your learning. You will need to log in to Panopto to view any of these recordings.

It is updated regularly and currently includes sessions on using the library in your studies, e-books and searching for information.

If you are looking for a brief guide on how to use the library and our collections, both on campus and off campus, please see our Video Tutorials.

Video guides

Using the Library

However long you've been at Newman, we all need some refreshers about what the library service can offer.

For students new to Newman

  • Watch our director Chris Porter's series, Food for Thought: how the library can help you succeed here (33 minutes in total, split into a series of 6). It gives a great overview of how you can and should use the library to prepare assignments, what types of resources you can access and using the library to study.
  • Find out in this video a little bit more about the library staff and who can help you with what. Learn about what your subject's Academic Service Librarian does and get an introduction to your Subject Guide on the library website.Welcome to new students from the academic service librarians (12 minutes)

Continuing students


Can't come into the library? Find out how to search the library catalogue for e-books to read anywhere.

Finding information for your assignments

Find out about how and when to use journals, databases, Google and preparing for your dissertation in this series of videos.


Along with our referencing guide these videos will guide you through everything you need to know about Harvard referencing and RefWorks software.


Workshops and tutorials for students

We want you to get the most out of the Library’s resources and services, so we provide live tutorials and workshops for students throughout the year:


You can book a one-to-one support tutorial with an Academic Support Librarian to get help using the Library, working on your assignment, advice on searching databases or on how to reference – book a slot here.

You can book a tutorial any time throughout the year.

Workshops and clinics

Our live workshops usually start towards the middle of the first semester (end of October). and run throughout the year. You can check the details of forthcoming sessions and sign up for them through our online booking system. Our workshops and clinics cover topics such as:

  • Referencing - this will be an introduction to the key concepts of referencing and you will have a chance to ask questions

  • Finding information for assignments - this will help you find academic-standard information: from books to journals and websites

  • Using the virtual library - this will show you how to find and use online library resources including books and journals

  • Understanding legal sources - this is a session for non-law students who need to understand UK legislation and case law

  • Dissertation drop-in sessions - no need to book, come and ask an ASL about any research, information or referencing queries you have

Learning development sessions

Student Support also run a number of sessions to help with your academic writing and other skills. You can find more detail and dates for these workshops at the Learning Development workshop Moodle page. These are not run by the library so if you have any questions about the Learning Development sessions please email them.

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Book a Library Workshop

We run live workshops throughout the year to support you with using the Library and developing your Information Literacy and referencing skills.

Sessions usually run face-to-face and on Zoom at the same time, and you will have the benefit of a trained Librarian on-hand to help you and answer your questions.

One-to-one appointments

One-to-one support from a Librarian

We offer 30-minute appointments, either face-to-face or over Zoom, to give you one-to-one support with using Library information sources, finding resources for your assignment, research skills and referencing.



All of our Academic Service Librarians have the expertise to help you; however, if you are studying at level 6 (3rd year undergraduate level) and above, you may wish to book with the Librarian who supports your subject.

They will be more familiar with the specialist sources of information in that area, as well as the learning outcomes for your programme.

You can find out who your programme's Academic Service Librarian is, and book an appointment with them directly, by visiting your course's subject guide.

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