Support for academic staff

Students in a lecture


We make a range of services and support available to University staff. Our teams of school-specific support are here to help.

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Training your students - What we do and don't offer

Research, academic and digital skills training

Work with us

The best way to incorporate skills support into your programmes is to:

  • make it specific to an assignment
  • have a clear learning objective
  • time it at an appropriate point of the semester
  • schedule the session into the timetable.

The more involved academic staff are in the process, the more successful the learning outcomes. Students are more engaged when sessions are relevant to their needs and co-delivered by tutors. Collaboration between the Library and academics works!

There are a number of ways that we can work with you:

  • Design the content
    Help us to design the workshop by providing subject-specific material, examples, assignment briefs, sample assignments, etc. that we can incorporate into the session.
  • Co-deliver the session with us
    This works particularly well when we give the skills advice and you provide the discipline-related detail, guidance and examples.
  • Use our resources
    We can assist with designing or providing resources such as PowerPoint slides and handouts that you deliver yourself. You can also use the online resources and choose the student engagement level (i.e. optional, directed, integrated or contextualised).

Ordering materials for your teaching

The Library’s Collections Policy outlines the Library's approach to providing high quality, fit for purpose collections which support the University’s strategic goals for learning, teaching and research.

You are required to order materials for your teaching via the appropriate module on the University's online reading list system, Reading Lists at Salford. Additional materials for wider reading can be ordered via your Academic Support Librarian (see the contact details at the top of the page).

Staff and students can also Request new library items. In response to feedback that more books were needed, the Library has set money aside to buy additional copies of key texts or copies of books not currently in stock.