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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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Critical reading (Online) Online

Critical reading is a vital skill if you want to write good essays. Before you can construct an argument in your own writing you must be able to analyse and evaluate the arguments in the texts you are...  More
Date:
Monday, February 26, 2024
Time:
09:00 - 10:00
Categories:
  Northumbria Skills Programme  
Registration has closed.

Learning Skills Drop-in (Online) 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 26, 2024
Time:
09:00 - 11:00
Categories:
  Drop-in  

Improving your academic writing In-Person

If you’d like a deeper understanding of the detail of effective academic writing, then this session is for you. You will learn about some of the major language and structure issues students face when...  More
Date:
Monday, February 26, 2024
Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Location:
Learning Zone 1, Coach Lane Library
Categories:
  Northumbria Skills Programme  
Registration has closed.

Referencing to avoid plagiarism with Harvard Cite them Right (Online) Online

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:
Monday, February 26, 2024
Time:
18:00 - 19:00
Categories:
  Northumbria Skills Programme  
Registration has closed.

Dissertation planning (Online) Online

Your dissertation is likely to be the most significant piece of academic work you have embarked on. It is important that you are organised in your approach and this session looks at good practice in...  More
Date:
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Time:
09:00 - 10:00
Categories:
  Northumbria Skills Programme  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 86 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:

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Introduction to Pure Online

Pure is the system used at Northumbria to record and share information about research grants, publications, activities, and impacts. Information in Pure is used to populate staff profiles on...  More
Date:
Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Categories:
  Specialist drop-in  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 15 seats left

Open Research Week Online

Open Research Week is open for bookings now - see the full programme and book your place. Open Research Week is for research students, academic, technical, and professional staff Gain insights into...  More
Date:
Monday, March 18, 2024 Show more dates
Time:
All Day Event
Location:
City Campus
Categories:
  Researcher Development Programme     Specialist drop-in  

Open Research Week Online

Open Research Week is open for bookings now - see the full programme and book your place. Open Research Week is for research students, academic, technical, and professional staff Gain insights into...  More
Date:
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 Show more dates
Time:
All Day Event
Location:
City Campus
Categories:
  Researcher Development Programme     Specialist drop-in  

Open Research Week Online

Open Research Week is open for bookings now - see the full programme and book your place. Open Research Week is for research students, academic, technical, and professional staff Gain insights into...  More
Date:
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 Show more dates
Time:
All Day Event
Location:
City Campus
Categories:
  Researcher Development Programme     Specialist drop-in  

Open Research Week Online

Open Research Week is open for bookings now - see the full programme and book your place. Open Research Week is for research students, academic, technical, and professional staff Gain insights into...  More
Date:
Thursday, March 21, 2024 Show more dates
Time:
All Day Event
Location:
City Campus
Categories:
  Researcher Development Programme     Specialist drop-in