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Information for teaching staff: Developing your students' academic practice

Guidance on getting Library resources to support your teaching, ways in which we can help develop your students' academic practices, and Library resources for supporting your teaching practice

Support from Library and Study Advice

Your academic liaison librarian and the Study Advice Team are happy to contribute to modules or run one-off sessions at all levels, from Part 1 to PhD. Examples include developing effective search strategies, evaluating sources, referencing and using EndNote. Contact your subject liaison librarian to discuss your requirements. Your liaison librarian can liaise with the Study Advice Team to cover all aspects of academic practice with your students.

Library and Study Advice Teaching 2021/11

Embedded Taught Sessions

In 2021/22, Library and Study Advice sessions will be delivered digital-first where appropriate. Please contact your Academic Liaison Librarian or the Study Advice Team to discuss your requirements.

Session Time Examples include Technical requirements

Pre-recorded short video*

Up to 5 minutes Induction, introductory content, quick demonstrations of resources, bite size study tips Provided through Microsoft Stream, asynchronous

Pre-recorded video lecture(s)*

Up to 20 minutes Explanation of a specific information or study skills topic (e.g. refining a search, academic writing), short seminar presentation Provided through Microsoft Stream, asynchronous
Live webinar 30-90 minutes Discussion and reflection, live demonstration, to share experiences of completing pre-session activities, groupwork, Q&A Microsoft Teams or BB Collaborate
Pre-/post-session activities N/A Worksheet to practice techniques or search skills.
Quiz to check understanding, highlight areas where more work/support is needed Discussion of content, discuss experiences
Groupwork e.g. collaborative document
Face to face seminar/practical workshop  30 – 90 minutes  Demonstration/practice of practical techniques, discussion and reflection   

*Could be used as flipped learning content in advance of a live session, as a follow-up reminder, or can be embedded in online teaching across the module.

Online guides with information on accessing information and study skills are also available.

General Support

  • 1-1 appointment with your Academic Liaison Librarian or a Study Adviser
  • Study Advice webinars
  • Reference Management software webinars
  • Study Advice virtual drop-in quick queries
Curriculum Framework

To assist Schools and Departments with implementing the Curriculum Framework, the Library has produced two documents which outline ways in which academic liaison librarians and study advisers can support the embedding of academic literacy skills within your programmes.

The first document outlines practical ways in which we can support you, mapped against the graduate attributes and academic principles defined in the Framework. The second outlines in more detail the pedagogic principles which underlie our practice, drawing upon elements of established information and digital literacy models, again mapped against the Framework.

Please get in touch with your Academic Liaison Librarian if you would like to know more about how we can support you in implementing the Curriculum Framework in your school or department.

Academic practice skills resources for your students

Contact your academic liaison librarian for help

A group photo of the Academic Liaison Librarians teamIf you need help with providing materials for your modules, developing your students' information literacy skills, or anything else Library-related, then please contact your academic liaison librarian for advice.