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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 (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, April 22, 2024
Time:
09:00 - 11:00
Categories:
  Drop-in  

Referencing to avoid plagiarism with Harvard Cite them Right 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:
Monday, April 22, 2024
Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Location:
Learning Zone 1, Coach Lane Library
Categories:
  Northumbria Skills Programme  
Registration has closed.

Introduction to effective searching (Online) Online

Good academic work is determined by how well you search for information and the quality of the sources you find. This session will introduce you to planning your search and some of the techniques you...  More
Date:
Monday, April 22, 2024
Time:
18:00 - 19:00
Categories:
  Northumbria Skills Programme  
Registration has closed.

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:
Tuesday, April 23, 2024 Show more dates
Time:
13:00 - 15:00
Location:
Student Skills Centre room 3, City Campus Library
Categories:
  Drop-in  

Dissertation Drop-in (Online) Online

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 dissertation?...  More
Date:
Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Time:
17:00 - 19:00
Categories:
  Drop-in  

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)

Introduction to Academic Publishing (Online) Online

In this introductory session we will follow the publishing journey from idea to impact, helping you to understand the basics of academic publishing, navigate the peer review process and select a...  More
Date:
Monday, April 22, 2024
Time:
09:30 - 10:30
Categories:
  Researcher Development Programme  
Registration has closed.

EndNote introduction (Online) Online

EndNote, an online reference management tool can be used to store and organise references for your research. Learn how to create a library, import references and ‘cite while you write’ to...  More
Date:
Monday, April 22, 2024
Time:
10:30 - 12:30
Categories:
  Researcher Development Programme  
Registration has closed.

Preparing for your literature review In-Person

This introductory workshop shows you how to approach a literature review. You will explore the features of literature reviews, consider a number of approaches to researching and writing, alongside...  More
Date:
Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Time:
10:00 - 11:00
Location:
Learning Zone 1, Coach Lane Library
Categories:
  Researcher Development Programme  
Registration Type:
In-Person Registration
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Advanced searching for your literature review In-Person

This workshop focuses on using advanced search techniques to carry out effective searches within Library Search and specialist databases, enabling you to maximise your research time. You will have the...  More
Date:
Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Time:
11:30 - 12:30
Location:
Learning Zone 1, Coach Lane Library
Categories:
  Researcher Development Programme  
Registration Type:
In-Person Registration
Register! - 38 seats left

PGR Drop-in (Online) Online

Drop-ins cover various topics such as literature searching and EndNote. You don’t have to book a place, simply turn up and speak to one of our Librarians for advice.
Date:
Thursday, April 25, 2024
Time:
14:30 - 16:30
Categories:
  Researcher Development Programme