Enhance Your Learning

Study Skills support at the University of Derby

The Library offers a range of study skills support for all University of Derby students. Our workshops and drop-ins take place online and across the campuses. They cover key study skills, such as 'how to reference correctly', 'developing academic writing skills at University', 'using Word and Excel', and many more. Click the 'Workshops and drop-ins' calendar link for details and to access the sessions. The 'Enhance Your Learning Toolkit' contains videos, guides and activities on a wide range of study skills, digital skills and research skills topics, including, citation and referencing, academic writing, finding information, and using Microsoft Office.

Workshops and drop-ins calendar Enhance your learning toolkit 

If you need specific or subject based support regarding your research and study skills, you can book a one-to-one appointment with a Subject Librarian. If you need specific study skills advice, tailored to your individual needs, you can book a one-to-one appointment with a member of the Study Skills team. Click the link below to access the appointments booking system: 

Book a one-to-one appointment

You can find out more details about the Subject Librarian for your course, and how they can help you, on the Subject Librarian  page.

Could you be a Study Advisor, giving support and guidance to other students on Study Skills topics? See the Study Advisor page for more details.

Access 'Cite them Right' 

The University recommends that you use 'Cite them Right' for referencing queries:

Cite them Right

For a general overview on some key study skills topics, please see the pages below: 

Citing and referencing  Dissertation  Essay writing  Exam revision and preparation  Grammar, spelling and punctuation 

Reading and note taking  Report writing  Reflection and PDP  Time Management              

 

If you have feedback or suggestions, or to enquire about becoming a Study Advisor, please contact the Study Skills team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591369

E: studyadvisors@derby.ac.uk

For help accessing workshops and drop-ins, using the Enhance Your Learning Toolkit or booking an appointment, please contact the Library:

T: +44 (0)1332 591215

E: library@derby.ac.uk

Enhance Your Learning is delivered by the Subject Librarian, Study Skills and Library Facilitator teams, working together to support all students across the University.