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Welcome to new PGR Students

Hello to new PGRs,

We are part of the Library Research Services Team, and our role includes offering training and support to PhD students.


As part of the Graduate School Induction we are providing parallel sessions on both Wednesday 2nd October and Friday 4th October:



  • 09:30-10:00 Introduction to the Library OR Introduction to Reference Management
  • 10:30-11:00 Introduction to the Library OR Introduction to Web Tools for Researchers
  • 11:30-12:00 Introduction to Literature Searching OR Introduction to Research Data Management

Places are limited and must be booked by Monday 30th September - to book your place, please complete the online form.

We are also offering a range workshops throughout the autumn term, which are live on PROSE and ready to book.

If the dates aren't suitable or you're based off-campus, remember that you can always request more help or a one-to-one appointment on any of the workshop topics. We can talk in person, via Skype, on the phone, or by email. Just email liblass (Law, Arts & Social Sciences) or libstem (Science, Technology & Medicine) to book an appointment.

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