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Preparing for Autumn 2020

Support for your teaching

A guide for academic staff to help you prepare for the Library's resources and services ahead of Autumn term 2020

Support for your teaching

A chalkboard with a lightbulb beside itThe Library continues to provide a range of support for your teaching, such as digital literacy content within modules and one-to-one support for your students with their independent research. We can provide this support online using a variety of tools.

Please contact your Academic Liaison Librarian in the first instance to discuss your needs.

Digital literacy support in modules

Your Academic Liaison Librarian is able to provide support within your taught modules to improve students’ digital literacy skills. This works best where sessions are fully integrated into the module timetable and are directly linked to the module assessment. Please contact your Academic Liaison Librarian to discuss further.

We can be very flexible with how this support is delivered and will align to the delivery method(s) used in your module or department.

Online support materials

The Library provides a range of online support materials for you and your students. Here are some of the options available:

  • Subject Guides
    For access to subject-specific resources and advice

  • Skills Guides
    A comprehensive collection of tutorials, guidance and other resources supporting a wide range of academic and study skills

  • Practical Guides
    How-to approaches on a range of systems, tools and resources

Many of the materials from our Skills Guides can be embedded in your VLE sites, enabling you to curate bespoke guidance alongside your other module materials. Look for embed codes in our Skills Guides index to see which resources are available for use in the VLE.

Please get in touch if you have any suggestions for additional content which we don’t already cover. We add new materials regularly and would be happy to discuss your needs.

One-to-one support

Your Academic Liaison Librarian can also support students through 1:1 appointments to discuss their research needs and to help them to make the most of the Library and our resources. We are currently running appointments online using Google Meet or Zoom. Students wanting to book an appointment should email their Academic Liaison Librarian to arrange a convenient time.

Health Sciences or HYMS undergraduate or taught postgraduate students can book an appointment using our online calendar. If you refer a student for an appointment please encourage them to review materials which we’ve previously delivered in taught modules and to consider what advice they need in advance of the appointment.

Optional training

The Library runs a range of training sessions which are optional for students and staff looking to improve their skills in particular areas. The box below will update as we schedule our sessions for the Autumn term.

Forthcoming training sessions

Digital skills training

& Academic Skills Community workshops


We run a number of skills training sessions each term.

Digital skills training sessions and Digital Wednesdays are open to all members of the University. Academic Skills Community and other sessions may be limited to students only. You can filter the list to only show sessions of relevance to staff or research postgraduates.

To book onto a session, follow its link below (you'll need to log in to the booking system). If a session you're interested in is full, sign up onto the waiting list — if we have enough interest in a session we may repeat it. You'll also find copies of our slides throughout the Skills Guides

Most of our training is online but we've made space available on campus should you need somewhere to join from.

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Other sessions:

We also run a number of specialised training sessions for staff and research postgraduates: