A blog for students on the FDLT and BALT courses at the University of Northampton

at Leicester and UN

September 13, 2013
by Jean

Harvard referencing

Next week the second year of the FDLT course begins. As you prepare to return to university now is good time to ensure that you are ready to study at Level 5.

Over the summer the academic librarians have been revising the Harvard Referencing Guide and it was published this week.

You can download the new version at this link Harvard Referencing Guide. There are some changes in this so I encourage to read it through and make sure that you have understood the expectations.

There is also a new part of the website that focuses on support for studying – called skillshub

You can use this to explore a range of resources that will support your university study. The ‘Getting started’ page will take you ten useful tutorials that will help you refresh your memory of the basics after the summer.


September 13, 2013
by Jean

Beginning to study – skills hub

We have all enjoyed welcoming our FDLT Year 1 students to the University of Northampton this week. New groups have begun to study  at Park Campus, Oadby and Milton Keynes.

Over the next few weeks we will introduce a range of resources to support you as you begin your university course.

I’ d like to recommend that you begin by exploring the university skillshub. You can access it here – University of Northampton skillshub

If you click on ‘getting started’ you will be taken to ten video tutorials about the basics that will be very useful to you in the next few weeks. You might like to begin with number 4 (Using the library catalogue) and number 9 (Harvard referencing).

At this link you can find and download the latest version of our Harvard Referencing Guide, published this week. It is available when you click ‘essential skills’ and then click on plagiarism and referencing on the drop down list.

You should download this and keep it ready to use to underpin your study, especially as you research for and write assignments.