Enhance Your Learning

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. 

We also have a team of Skills Advisors who can provide one-to-one support, tailored to your individual needs. Our Skills Advisors are all current University of Derby students or recent University of Derby graduates who can draw on their experience to support you. The easiest way to to see a Skills Advisor is to come along to one of our Skills Advisor drop-in sessions - you can find details of all these using the calendar link below. If you can't make any of the drop-ins then check our available appointments using the 'Book an appointment' link below. You can book appointments to see a Skills Advisor in person or online. 

If you need specific or subject based support regarding your research skills, you can book a one-to-one-appointment with an Academic Librarian by clicking on the 'Book an appointment' link below. 

Workshops and drop-ins calendar Book an appointment  Enhance your learning toolkit

You can find out more details about the Academic Librarian for your course, and how they can help you, on the Academic Librarians 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 help accessing workshops, drop-ins, booking an appointment or to enquire about becoming a Study Advisor,  please contact the Library:

T: +44 (0)1332 591215
E: library@derby.ac.uk