Research Skills Programme
Designed to offer training and support to readers working at every level, from undergraduate to researcher, the Research Skills Programme covers a variety of topics and formats.
- Practical, hands-on information skills sessions include tips and strategies for searching online, conducting a literature search, and managing information
Resource sessions in the Arts & Humanities
and Social Sciences offer
subject-specific overviews of printed and electronic resources available for study and research
- A range of sessions introducing the Library's unique range of
Special Collections is available
Introductory sessions and tours run throughout the year to help you find your way around the University
Library and make the most of its collections
Other training available in the University
The main University Library (West Road site) is particularly strong in the fields of arts, humanities and social sciences. Specialist research skills training in law, science, technology and medicine is offered at the four Dependent Libraries:
- Betty & Gordon Moore Library: mathematics, physics, astronomy, computer science, materials science, and engineering
- Central Science Library: biological, chemical, earth and environmental sciences
- Medical Library
- Squire Law Library
- The Computing Service offers a wide range of both taught and self-paced courses.
- CUSU provides study skills information on topics such as note-taking, essay writing and revision.
- Search the Skills Directory by your year and subject to find undergraduate training and support across the University.
- The Graduate Development Programme offers training specifically for postgraduates, including support for report and dissertation writing as well as time management and emotional resilience.
- Search the Skills Directory by your career stage and department to find postgraduate training and support across the University.
Personal and professional development
- A wide variety of courses from project management to sign language is available from the Centre for Personal and Professional Development.