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Research Skills Online Courses

Practice your skills with these online course.


This course will help you create and organise your list of references in order to produce an accurate bibliography.
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Online Research Support

Please use this university resources to help you with your research enquiries, EPQ needs or studies.
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Access the University Library

You can search the library catalogue from your home and some resources are available online for free.

Post-16 Online Resources

Online support

Whatever courses and qualifications you are doing in your Post-16 studies, we want to support you. On this page you will find our free guides ready to download to help you with research skills, essay writing, revision and more. For those of you who are thinking about continuing on to university, these independent research skills and the inquiry-based learning will be great preparation for your further education. 


Research skills taught online

The Learning and Engagement Team can deliver our research skills session online via Microsoft Teams or Zoom. This session will need to be booked ahead by a member of school staff by emailing us directly or by using our online booking form. Please note that this session cannot be booked by individual students. 

Downloadable guides

These downloads are specifically aimed to help sixth-formers and college students for both their studies and Extended Pupil Qualification (EPQ). 


Glossary of terms

Please use this helpful guide to help you understand some of the words you may hear when people are talking about a university education.