Developing your study skills will help you to feel confident about your university studies and reduce stress. But how do you start building those important skills that will help you excel at university? 

The Library has a wealth of resources to help you search, write, think critically and develop your digital literacy skills: 

Academic study skills 

The Library offers step-by-step academic study advice on critical thinking, time management, effective reading and taking effective notes. 

Assignment writing 

Getting started on your assignments can be the hardest part! The Library has helpful pointers for analysing your assignment question, searching for information, writing assignments, and tackling group projects.  

Accessing Library resources 

Searching for information doesn’t have to be difficult. The Library has guides to help you navigate the Library catalogue, Library databases, ebooks, Google Scholar, and more. 


Referencing is essential—it lets others know where your information comes from. The Library has referencing guides for different referencing styles to help you navigate referencing, including how to quote and paraphrase in the text of your assignment and format reference lists. 

Exam prep 

When exam period draws closer, it’s important to be prepared and organised. The Library’s three step process will help get you mentally and physically prepared for your exams!  

Library Workshops 

The Library regularly offers workshops to help with referencing, academic writing and exam preparation. Keep an eye out for upcoming workshops and register on the Library Workshops page. 

You can find opening hours for all our campuses at library opening hours. You can also book a study space on any of our campuses. 

For further support, get in contact via chat, phone, email or complete the Get help from the Library form.   

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