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Northumbria Skills Programme can support you in making the most of our time at university and help you acquire the skills you need to become an independent and effective scholar. Sessions are held online and where possible at Cite Campus and Coach Lane Libraries throughout the academic year.

There are bookable skills sessions on a range of topics including effective searching, critical reading, academic writing and referencing your work correctly.

There are also regular online drop in sessions so if you have a specific question or just need general study skills advice pop along – no appointment necessary.

If you would like some individual support you can also book a one to one appointment in person ,via email, phone and Microsoft Teams.

Head to the Develop your learning section of the University Library pages for more information. 

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Upcoming Events:

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Learning Skills Drop-in In-Person

Do you have a question about referencing, finding good quality information or essay writing etc.? Support is available in our Drop-ins which run four times a week. No appointment necessary, just come...  More
Date:
Thursday, February 9, 2023 Show more dates
Time:
11:00 - 13:00
Location:
Learning Zone 1, Coach Lane Library
Categories:
  Drop-in  

Referencing to avoid plagiarism (Harvard) In-Person

This session will cover why you need to reference your sources and how to avoid plagiarism in your academic assignments. It also outlines some of the key referencing terminology and aspects of Harvard...  More
Date:
Thursday, February 9, 2023
Time:
12:00 - 13:00
Location:
Student Skills Centre room 1 (Map ), City Campus Library
Categories:
  Northumbria Skills Programme  
Registration has closed.

Dissertation Drop-in In-Person

Do you need advice on conducting your literature review or want to know more about the subject resources available to you? Perhaps you are struggling with managing all the tasks for your...  More
Date:
Monday, February 13, 2023
Time:
11:00 - 13:00
Location:
Learning Zone 1, Coach Lane Library
Categories:
  Drop-in  

Learning Skills Drop-in Online

Do you have a question about referencing, finding good quality information or essay writing etc.? Support is available in our Drop-ins which run four times a week. No appointment necessary, just come...  More
Date:
Monday, February 13, 2023
Time:
11:00 - 13:00
Categories:
  Drop-in  

EndNote getting started In-Person

This session is demonstration based and introduces you to using EndNote reference management software to organise and manage your references. You will learn how to create a library, import references...  More
Date:
Monday, February 13, 2023
Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Location:
Learning Zone 1, Coach Lane Library
Categories:
  Northumbria Skills Programme  
Registration Type:
In-Person Registration
Register! - 8 seats left

Book a Library study Room

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City Campus and Coach Lane Libraries have a range of spaces which are available for you to book online. 

Library Study Rooms are small rooms for three to eight people. Some of the rooms are equipped with PCs and some have large digital screens which you can use with a PC or a laptop. Click on the information button by each room to find out more.

 

Researcher Development

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The Library’s Researcher Development Programme is open to postgraduate research students (PhD), early career researchers and academic staff. Workshops and briefings are designed to support the development of knowledge, core competencies and transferable skills identified in Vitae’s Researcher Development Framework (RDF) as the key elements of a successful researcher.

Online support is available in the research section of Skills Plus. Drop-ins are held regularly and you don’t have to book a place, simply turn up and speak to one of our Librarians for advice. If you would like some individual guidance you can also book a one-to-one appointment with a member of Library staff to discuss how we can support your research.

Head to the Develop you learning skills section of the University Library pages for more information.

See the full calendar of events

Upcoming Events:

Time Zone: UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)

Reference Management Drop-in In-Person

Users of EndNote can drop in for further help and advice on using the software effectively to manage references.
Date:
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Time:
11:00 - 13:00
Location:
Learning Zone 1, Coach Lane Library
Categories:
  Specialist drop-in  

PURE Drop-in Online

Do you have questions about using PURE? Join our monthly drop in for assistance with managing your PURE profile and recording your publications. This event will take place online through...  More
Date:
Thursday, February 16, 2023
Time:
12:00 - 13:00
Categories:
  Specialist drop-in  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 17 seats left

Returning to Research Drop-in In-Person

Are you returning to research and need advice on getting the most out of your Library resources? Drop in and speak to a Librarian for guidance on creating search strategies and identifying schorlary...  More
Date:
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Time:
11:00 - 13:00
Location:
Learning Zone 1, Coach Lane Library
Categories:
  Specialist drop-in  

PURE Drop-in In-Person

Do you have questions about using PURE? Join our monthly drop in for assistance with managing your PURE profile and recording your publications. In person at the Amsterdam meeting room (Pandon...  More
Date:
Thursday, March 23, 2023
Time:
12:00 - 13:00
Location:
City Campus
Categories:
  Specialist drop-in  
Registration Type:
In-Person Registration
Register! - 10 seats left

PURE Drop-in In-Person / Online

Do you have questions about using PURE? Join our monthly drop in for assistance with managing your PURE profile and recording your publications. This event is online through Teams. Can’t...  More
Date:
Thursday, April 20, 2023
Time:
12:00 - 13:00
Location:
Online Via Teams Video
Categories:
  Specialist drop-in  
Registration Type:
In-Person Registration / Online Registration
Register! - 20 seats left