Professional Sound & Video Technology

A sound desk at a gig


Whether you're a new student starting your first assignment, further on in your studies, or starting a research project, this page will help you find and use the best information for your subject. You will also find resources to help develop your academic, study and digital skills.

If you can’t find what you need here, please contact your Academic Support Team:



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Key resources for Professional Sound & Video Technology students

Browse your Reading Lists

Shelves in the Library

Your tutors select books, articles, videos and other resources for your reading lists and the Library buys them so you don't have to.

Find the lists for your modules in Blackboard, or in Library Search.


A student studies in the library

APA 7th (Harvard) style is the main referencing style in use at the University. We've compiled an easy to follow list of guidebooks and examples to help you get to grips with complexities of referencing.


A selection of newspapers

Newspapers are a valuable source of information. They provide insight into what interests and concerns people both now and in the past.

The Library provides some excellent newspaper sources that allow you to search simply and easily across many newspapers at once.

Dissertations and Theses

A person stands between shelves in a library

During the course of your studies, you may find that you need to search for dissertations or theses. 

You can use Library Search to help you find them and there are a number of different ways to search, depending on what you want to find.

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New Professional Sound & Video Technology Students

Book a one to one

If you’ve tried our eLearning and classroom sessions and need more help, you can request a one to one appointment for information finding, academic and writing or digital skills. Select your chosen time slot and book on through Advantage.

Book on a workshop

We offer a wide range of face-to-face skills training. If you need to improve your IT skills, learn how to find information for your assignments or improve your study skills this is a great place to start.

All workshops are bookable through Advantage by clicking on the workshop title. Where a session has no remaining spaces you can add yourself to the waiting list.

  • Academic Writing Skills
    • Getting Started With Your Assignments [ON CAMPUS]

      Starts: 3 Apr 2023, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 3 Apr 2023, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Frederick Road Campus, Mary Seacole, room 169-170
      Remaining places: 19
      Got an assignment and don't know where to start? Come and learn about types of assignment, managing your time and planning and structuring your work.
    • Getting Started with your Assignment [ONLINE]

      Starts: 5 Apr 2023, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 5 Apr 2023, 2:00 pm
      Remaining places: 35
      Got an assignment and don't know where to start? Come and learn about types of assignment, managing your time and planning and structuring your work.
  • Digital Skills
    • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam session [Online]

      Starts: 4 Apr 2023, 5:00 pm
      Finishes: 4 Apr 2023, 6:00 pm
      Venue: MOS Exam - Certiport exam provider
      Remaining places: 9
      Have you met the criteria for booking an exam place? This is an online EXAM SESSION for Microsoft Office Specialist certification. When booking you MUST have scored over 70% using GMetrix's 'Testing' mode for your chosen application. Bookings not meeting this criteria will be cancelled.
  • Information Search Skills
    • Finding and reading journal articles [online]

      Starts: 14 Apr 2023, 11:00 am
      Finishes: 14 Apr 2023, 12:30 pm
      Remaining places: 38
      In this workshop we will explore what journal articles are and why they are useful. You will learn how to find journal articles and how to target your reading. This workshop is useful for any student wanting to learn more about journal articles.
    • Making the most of eBooks [online]

      Starts: 17 Apr 2023, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 17 Apr 2023, 2:00 pm
      Remaining places: 38
      This workshop will show you how to find and use electronic books (eBooks) in Library Search. This workshop will showcase eBooks and what they can do, and will include tips on using built-in tools to help save you time and advice on targeting your reading. This workshop is online.