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Study skills and support for learning at the University of Northampton


There are a number of useful resources available online to support you as you start or return to study at university. Some of these are new this year.


skills hubThe University of Northampton SkillsHub is a place where you can access a wide range of electronic resources to support your academic work. There are video tutorials and supporting resources that you can download. You can take a virtual tour of the library, make an appointment to see a tutor at the Centre for Achievement and Performance (CfAP) and check how to use Turnitin to hand in your assignments.

A good place to start is the ‘essential tools’ tab. Here you can access information about your university login, the library catalogue and much more that is useful in the early weeks of the course.

Library Support for Education Students

lsesAnother great source of support for FDLT students (and all Education students) is new this year – the Library Support for Education Students pages. Hannah Rose, an academic librarian who many of you know, and new students will meet, has created specific help pages for you. We will be referring to these in study skills sessions and you will find them very useful when researching for and writing assignments. The information here will be a support and reminder to the sessions where Hannah works with you in sessions.

You can see the headings below:



You should bookmark the links to both of these resources so that you can access them easily as you work.


Author: Jean

Senior Lecturer, Education at the University of Northampton. Admissions Tutor for the Foundation Degree Learning and Teaching.

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