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Being critical: thinking, reading and writing critically

This resource explores how to be critical, highlighting practical strategies you can use in your academic reading and writing that will enable you to demonstrate critical analysis in your assignments.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Critical appraisal for medical and health sciences

This resource explores the process of critically appraising articles to make it easier to quickly decide which of the thousands of research papers are published every month you should spend your time reading.

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Finding a job: CV structure and presentation

This resource explores the elements of a well presented and coherently structured CV, and illustrates how you can create a professional looking CV that will be easier for recruiters to read and make a positive first impression.

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Finding a job: researching the organisation

This resource highlights some of the key things you need to know about a role and an organisation before applying for a job, and provides some tips on where you can look to gather the evidence you need to make your application stand out.

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Finding a job: tailoring your CV

This resource examines how you can use the information you have about a role to highlight relevant skills, experience and attributes in your CV, making it easier for recruiters to see how you fit the role you are applying for.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Finding a job: Writing an effective CV

Your CV is the first impression that a potential employer will get of you. These resources will take you through the process of researching the role to writing your CV; it will help you to produce a well-structured, tailored CV, that will highlight your relevant skills and experience.

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Finding the good stuff: evaluating your sources

This resource explores the process of evaluating the sources you find to ensure they are relevant and quality assured, equipping you with the skills you need to identify high-quality information to use in your academic work.

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Introducing Special Collections

This resource introduces the different types of materials found in the Library's Special Collections, explaining what they are and how this valuable source of primary material spanning five millennia and covering a broad spectrum of subjects can be used to support your studies.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Interactive guide

Know your sources: types of information

This resource highlights the strengths and weaknesses of different information types, enabling you to make informed decisions about the types of source you use for different purposes in your academic work.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Knowing where to look: your search toolkit

This resource explores Google, Google Scholar, subject databases and Library Search, highlighting their strengths and weaknesses to enable you to make an informed choice when selecting where to search for information.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Interactive guide

Now or never? Overcoming procrastination

These two online resources will help you to understand the roots of your own personal procrastination behaviour, and explore a range of strategies that you can try out to help you to overcome it and start getting things done!

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Interactive guide

Now or never? Strategies for dealing with procrastination

This resource examines some of the practical strategies that you can use to help you to overcome your procrastination.

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Now or never? Understanding the procrastination cycle

This resource will help you to explore your own procrastination behaviour, and recognise how it is often rooted in certain negative thoughts and emotions.

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

Podcast: 12 tips for successful revision

  • Duration: 7 mins
  • Format: Video

Podcast: Exam extra revision tips and resources

  • Duration: 7 mins
  • Format: Video

Start to finish: revision

This set of resources will take you through the revision process from start to finish. It will help you to prioritise your revision effectively.

  • Duration:
  • Format: Interactive guide

Study strategies for success

This resource explores different study preferences, offering a variety of strategies you can use to get the most out of your lectures, notes and revision according to how you work best to maximise your strengths and help you to become a more successful student.

  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Format: Interactive guide

What's the big idea: developing and organising your argument

This resource outlines a five-step technique you can use to help you to identify what your main arguments are, and to organise your ideas into a coherent structure.

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Format: Online tutorial

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