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Learning and Teaching

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Building the confidence of our community, demystifying the university and the academic world. Providing students with opportunities to work with the library and have a central role in its development.

Supporting you to develop your academic and information skills, to become an effective independent learner.

Our Learning Development and Faculty Librarian teams are specialists in information literacy, academic writing, maths and stats, English language and effective study.

We teach students at all levels through workshops, one-to-one tutorials, collaborative sessions with academic staff, interactive online materials and a range of mentoring schemes.

  • Faculty Librarians

    Supporting you to develop information skills such as planning a search, using subject databases and evaluating the information you find.

  • Learning Development

    Supporting you to develop a range of academic skills such as critical thinking, academic writing, English Language and Maths & Stats.

  • Developing your Academic Skills

    Advice to support the development of your academic, research and digital skills

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Mentoring schemes

The Learning Development team offer a range of opportunities for students to work in academic mentoring roles. All our mentors are fully trained and supported throughout the duration of their role. Find out more about our Academic peer mentoring schemes.

Independent study resources

Explore a selection of the online, interactive tutorials and other resources we have developed to support independent study. A wider range of resources can be found on the Developing your academic skills page.

Supported learning

Workshops, drop-in and individual support are provided by the Learning Development and Faculty Librarian teams in the Supported learning area on B floor of the library.

Students working in the library supported learning area
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Information literacy framework

Information Literacy incorporates the knowledge, skills and abilities that all students and researchers need in order to identify, search for, collect, organise, evaluate, analyse, present and communicate information. It advocates a critical thinking approach to interpreting information and an awareness of the political and ethical issues associated with accessing and using information.

Information literacy framework

Working with schools and colleges

We welcome visits from Schools and Colleges and can offer a range of opportunities and support for students at all levels.

Working with schools and colleges
Students from Haslingden School under the library tree