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Information for new students: What's On

Key information and links for new students

Explore the Library - a self-guided tour

Explore the Library with this quick online guide with maps and images - you can always revisit this before your first visit to the Library building.

Take the pain out of referencing using EndNote or Mendeley

We offer help and training on the EndNote and Mendeley reference management systems to manage and create references. See the boxes below for details of our workshops.

Our reference management workshops count towards your Red Award.

For alternative ways to learn about these useful tools see our Managing references guide:

Reference management workshop times

Select from the following times. Just click on the title to book your place. Most workshops take place in the Library.

Alternative ways to get started with Desktop EndNote

Upcoming workshop times are displayed on the left. If you are unable to attend the workshops the following options will help get you started.

Alternative ways to get started with Mendeley Reference Manager

Upcoming workshop times are displayed on the left. If you are unable to attend the workshops the following options will help get you started.

Study skills workshops


The Study Advice team will be running webinars throughout the academic year to support you with all aspects of your study. From revising for your exams to preparing for your dissertations, these friendly webinars are designed for you to get some tips from the experts and put your studies on track for success.

After attending a webinar, you may also want to book a 1-2-1 session with a Study Adviser to discuss a particular assessment or issue in more depth. Appointments can be booked by completing this simple online form

For those that prefer online resources, we have a suite of video tutorials and study guides covering all aspects of study on our Study Advice pages.

The links below can also help you with studying at home

Spring Term Webinars

Please ensure you are logged in to your student account before booking

For booking issues please email:

Week Date Topic Details Link to book

Wednesday, 17 January 


Writing up your dissertation (Part 1): Literature review This webinar will focus on the literature review section of the dissertation. We will discuss the function of this section, key elements of its structure, and how to approach planning and writing it.  Book

Wednesday, 24 January 


Writing up your dissertation (Part 2): Methodology and results In this webinar, we will focus on the Methods and Results sections of the dissertation. What makes them stand out? What writing strategies are appropriate for each? We will review the function of these chapters, ways to structure them, and key elements to pay attention to when writing up. Book

Wednesday, 31 January 

2-3 pm 

Writing up your dissertation (Part 3): Discussion and conclusion  This session will examine the Discussion and Conclusions sections of the dissertation. We will discuss how to build on your research findings, place these into a broader context, and showcase your key research contributions. Book

Wednesday, 7 February 

2-3 pm 

How to manage a successful dissertation project  This session will offer organisational strategies to ensure your project keeps its momentum. It will include practical advice on how to structure your project and staying motivated, as well as how to set yourself goals and achieve them.  Book

Wednesday, 21 February 

2-3 pm 

What does it take to get a first?  This webinar will demystify what lecturers are looking to find in First-class work and will help you understand some strategies you can use to move up into the higher grade boundaries.   Book

Wednesday, 28 February 

2-3 pm 

5 steps to assignment success  This session will cover the key steps you should go through to get your best grades. It includes finding and interpreting key information from your assignment brief and course materials, understanding the format and style required, maintaining focus, and using your previous feedback.  Book

Wednesday, 6 March 

2-3 pm 

De-stress your academic writing Academic writing is a complex process of researching, planning, writing, and editing. It is also difficult and can be stressful! In this webinar, we will explore how to rationalise the writing process by breaking it down into five key stages and considering how much time to spend on each. 



Wednesday, 13 March 

2-3 pm 

Preparing for university exams 


With exams around the corner, this webinar will help you prepare for the weeks ahead. It will cover how to make an effective revision plan, considering when, where and what to study. Next week’ s session will compliment this by covering how best to revise.




Wednesday, 20 March 

2-3 pm 

Revising for university exams  Following on from our Preparing for university exams webinar, this session will discuss how to best revise for the type of exam you are sitting, as well as how to effectively manage your time in the exam room. Book