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About our workshops, tutorials and clinics for students and how you can book

Recorded workshops for students

This page has links to Panopto recordings of our workshops as well as short recordings to help support your learning. It is updated regularly and currently includes sessions on:

  • Getting the most out of ebooks
  • Using the library in year 2 - tips and guidance
  • Using the library in year 3 - tips and guidance

Getting the most out of ebooks

Follow the link to a Panopto recording of our library workshop session discussing how to use e-books.

It covers:

  • Basics of finding and reading e-books.
  • Additional functionality of e-books including note taking, referencing and changing the appearance of e-books to support your learning.

Using the library in year 2 - Headspace session

This session was recorded for the Headspace event, moving from Level 4 to Level 5. The library session covers how to:

  • Get the most out of the library website
  • Search for academic journal articles
  • How to access library support

Using the library in year 3 - Headlight session

This session was recorded for the Headspace event, moving from Level 5 to Level 6. The library session covers how to:

  • Use a database to search for academic journal articles
  • Use RefWorks to store your reading and create a bibliography
  • How to access library support

Workshops and tutorials for students

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


You can book a one-to-one support tutorial with your Academic Support Librarian to get help using the Library, working on your assignment, advice on searching databases or on how to reference – email us or pop into our office CH211 on Level 2 of the Library to book a slot. 

Workshops and clinics

Our friendly 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

  • Sage Research Methods - this will help you begin your research if you are doing a research project at level 5, 6 or 7

  • 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

We have dates for all these sessions available up to Easter 2020 find the details and sign up for them through our online booking system.

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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