Book a workshop or appointment

Find out more about study, research, academic writing, referencing, and maths and stats by signing up for one of our workshops. You can also book an appointment with a member of staff or Library Student Mentor to discuss your question in more detail.

Studying for your degree can be challenging and exciting as you discover new knowledge and develop new skills, such as critical thinking. However, there are also times when you may feel outside your comfort zone and in need of some help.  We offer  students help with:

  • Information and research skills
  • Study skills
  • Academic writing
  • Maths and stats

PhD students can also get assistance from their Research Support Librarian .

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Throughout the academic year across the University we run workshops covering a wide variety of topics, including referencing, critical thinking, and punctuation, as well as maths and using statistical software such as SPSS.

Check what's on and book a place online.


Do you have a specific question or problem that you're struggling with? Book an appointment for a one-to-one conversation.

We can provide advice on the best way to approach your work, and suggest new ways of thinking about your assignments. You can find help with your study and research questions in the library by making an appointment to talk with:

  • A member of the Library Learning and Teaching Team, who can  give guidance on how to approach studying, academic writing, and mathematics.
  • Student Mentors, who are second, final year, and postgraduate students that work in the library and can help you with academic skills, including writing, maths and statistics, and IT. Mentors come from subject areas taught across the University, and can advise how to approach your work using their own experience as students.

We want you to develop effective learning strategies, to underpin the skills you will use during your studies at University, and beyond.

Further support

Skills for success

A comprehensive guide to academic skills support on offer at the University.

English language support

International students seeking one-to-one writing support can book an appointment by email, or by visiting or contacting the Language Centre in the DICe building on the City Campus for further information.

Dyslexia support

The Dyslexia Support Team can be contacted by email, or alternatively visit Student Support Services at any of their campus offices.

Mental health

If studies are being affected by a mental health issue, please contact the Mental Health Team via email, or call +44 (0)115 848 2085 for advice and support.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 848 2175