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Support for Teaching: Training


Subject Librarians, Special Collections and Open Research Teams provide training courses to support staff and students.  Each year library teams offer scores of training sessions for our wide range of users from undergraduates to researchers, to support them in the development of key digital information skills using key resources, developing effective searching techniques, managing research data, Open Access publishing, and managing information.   Training is tailored to meet the needs of specific disciplines and users.    Current training opportunities can be found on the Library Training Calendar.  Library specialists are happy to create custom training to fit with programmes.  Academics should contact us directly to arrange bespoke student group training. 


The library also offers one-to-one consultationsIf you wish to consult with one of our specialists directly, then it is helpful, if possible, to email them with a brief outline of your enquiry in advance of meeting. 

Training and consultations can be delivered in-person or online and usually during office hours (i.e., Monday – Friday, 9-5).  Library staff are happy to record/transcribe training sessions to facilitate accessibility.   


While the library teams are happy to help and advise, we are unable to take on tasks such as conducting systematic review searches on your behalf or detailed checking of written/course work, bibliographies or referencingLibrary teams are rarely involved in the assessment process, so students need to check directly with their supervisors if they are unclear about assignments.  


Please note, the library does not support or offer training on the following applications: NVIVO, SPSS, Covidence, Mendeley, Zotero or Rayyan.  (Please note, IT Training and the Graduate School provide training for other software, including NVIVO and SPSS, for Postgraduate students.) 


Our colleagues in the Graduate School and Learning Development Services offer academic skills training and support.