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*NEW* Avoid plagiarism and get better marks

This online resource introduces how to paraphrase, summarise, quote, in-text cite and reference in order to avoid plagiarism and get better marks.

Format: eLearning | Duration: 20 minutes


Assignment Feedback - Glossary of Terms

Sometimes markers give you feedback and you have no idea what it means! This glossary explains some of the most common things along with suggested actions to consider and related resources.

Format: eLearning


Academic and essay writing mistakes that can cost you

In this short guide you will learn about the 7 academic and essay writing mistakes are poor academic practice, can lose you marks and impact on your final degree classification.

Format: eLearning | Duration: 20 minutes


5 Steps to Essay Success

Got an essay to write? Don't know where to start? This eLearning will take you through the 5 main steps to essay success.

Format: eLearning


Doing a Literature Review

This eLearning will take you through the different stages of doing a literature review.

Format: eLearning


Presentation Skills

Have you been asked to deliver a presentation? This short course will help you to learn how to deliver a presentation well and show you some of the things you should try to avoid doing.

Format: eLearning | Duration: 15 minutes | Contains audio


Can you recognise plagiarism?

Have a go at our short plagiarism quiz to see whether you know what plagiarism is.

Format: eLearning | Duration: 10 minutes


All about plagiarism

This resource explores what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.

Format: eLearning | Duration: 20 minutes


Introduction to referencing

This resource explores what referencing is and why and how you do it.

Format: eLearning | Duration: 20 minutes


Assess your skills

You may find it useful to assess your information finding skills. We have created a short skills assessment that will guide you to sources of further help and guidance where needed.

Format: eLearning | Duration: 15 minutes


Types of information

This eLearning will help you understand what information sources are available to you, when to use them and how to find them. It has been designed to allow you to dip in and out as you need.

Format: eLearning | Duration: 25 minutes


Planning ahead: making your search work

This resource explores the process of planning a search to ensure that you get the best results for your work. It also highlights techniques you can use to refine your searches if you don’t get the results you expect first time around.

Format: eLearning | Duration: 25 minutes


Set up your device ready for learning

Choose your device and learn how to access your University email, save your work, connect to the University Wi-Fi, access Blackboard Mobile and more.

Format: eLearning | Duration: 10 minutes


Critical Analysis

This eLearning will introduce you to critical analysis and help you to understand the difference between descriptive and critical writing.

Format: eLearning | Duration: 15 minutes | Contains audio


Social Media tools for learning

Here is a quick introduction to some handy Social Media tools for learning.

Format: eLearning | Duration: 5 minutes