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Study Support

Where to start?

Don't panic if you ever find yourself stuck on where to begin with a piece of work. Consider the following questions?


  • Have you checked your module study guide (MSG) for the relevant module? In most cases it will contain the key requirements for each assignment.


  • Have you gone through the content on Blackboard? Take some time to read through the information week by week as most assignments will be linked with the information that has been introduced in lectures, as well as topics that you are expected to have independently covered.


  • Have you spoken to your module leader or other key academic staff involved in the module? If once you have read your MSG and Blackboard it still isn't clear what is expected of you, think of a few questions that would help clarify things for you and get in touch with them.


Aim to do this as close to the time the work is set. Being clear of what is expected of you and having confidence that you have all the information you need will prove useful to getting your work done.


Finding and referencing material for your assignments/course

Throughout your course at UWL, you have an Academic Support Librarian to support you in finding, evaluating, reading and referencing information sources.

Ways of getting help:

  • Email your Academic Support Librarian
  • Ask your question via Online Chat on the Library's website
  • Drop by the Info Desk on the 2nd floor of Paul Hamlyn Library weekdays between 12 and 4 (Semester One)
  • Drop by the Academic Support office on the 2nd floor of the Paul Hamlyn Library or the Berkshire Institute for Health Library
  • Book a 1-2-1 appointment with your Academic Support librarian via your Subject Guide and find lots of help and advice on the guide
  • Attend a drop in or workshop run by the library (see below calendar for the times of these)


Find a workshop