Answered By: Library Help
Last Updated: Apr 10, 2024     Views: 368

There are three teams in Library and Learning Services who are able to help you with your academic work; Academic Librarians, Learning Development and the Language Development Centre teams. See which team would suit you better and you can book a tutorial with them.

Learning Development also offer drop-in session to answer any quick questions that you have.

Both Academic Librarians and Learning Development tutors can help with Referencing.


Academic Librarians can help with:

  • Finding information
  • Using NELSON Search Techniques
  • Google Scholar Searching for literature
  • Evaluating sources
  • Using subject databases
  • Exploring keywords
  • Recording your search. 

Learning Development can help with:

  • Academic writing
  • Critical thinking
  • Reflective writing
  • Assignment structure
  • Time management
  • Presentation skills
  • Exam and revision advice
  • Dissertation advice
  • Report writing.

Maths and Stats (part of Learning Development) tutors can help with:

  • Numeracy
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Geometry
  • Statistics
  • SPSS
  • Data Analysis.

The Language Development Centre can help you if English is your second or additional language. They can help with:

  • Understanding assignment
  • Essay writing
  • Report writing
  • Reflective writing
  • Referencing and avoiding plagiarism
  • Literature reviews
  • Academic grammar
  • Academic vocabulary
  • Reading strategies
  • Presentations.

The Skills Hub

You can visit the Skills Hub for advice and guides on a wide variety of academic skills, including tips on time management, revision and preparation, effective note taking, and more.