Academic Skills Support

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Information skills

Searching, evaluating and managing information are the cornerstone of academic studies.

Because it is critical you develop information skills as a student or researcher, most BCU courses include learning outcomes related to information literacy which contribute to your final marks.

The Learning & Teaching and Research Services librarians give introductions to library services, facilitate group sessions, provide one-to-one tutorials and create e-learning content that will teach you the skills required for each level of your academic journey and beyond.

Select your course level in the roadmap below to access recommended information skills resources:

Information Skills Teaching Sessions

In addition to the Library induction, lecturers can book additional information skills workshops for their courses. Download the programme and reach out to your faculty's teaching librarian for more information.

Download the programme

Beyond information skills

There are more competencies you will build during your studies. The Center for Academic Success and the HELS faculty's Personal Development Department provide support for academic skills such as:

  • Academic essay and report writing
  • English
  • Referencing
  • Dissertations
  • Presentation skills
  • Maths and statistics
  • Computing and programming
  • Project management
  • Study skills

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