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Dissertation Toolkit 2020


WISER's Online Materials

Remember, if you are working in the evening or at weekends when face-to-face support is not available, you still have access to lots of useful online materials on WISER’s Blackboard page. Once you have followed instructions to add yourself to the page, you will find a dedicated ‘Dissertations’ tab on the left-hand side. For postgraduate students, resources are also available in the ‘Postgraduate Study Skills’ tab.

Don't forget...

We’re here to help throughout the year, so if you would like further details of sessions we run or want to book a 1:1 please contact the relevant team directly:

Faculty Librarians

Throughout your degree you will need to know how to effectively search for information. Knowing how to find the best resources (e.g. books and journal articles) will help you understand your subject and get the best possible grades. If you need a bit of expert help with this you can make an appointment via Starfish for a 1:1 or small group session with one of our Library trainers. In the meantime, why not check out these helpful video guides.

Literature searching part 1

Literature searching part 2


WISER supports foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate students in all subject areas. We can help you learn how to study more effectively, improve your academic writing style and develop the spoken and written communication skills that are not only necessary for academic success, but are also invaluable for future employment.
Come and see us in Harris Building 113 or email for more information about our tutorial opening times, workshops and assignment support.

Digital Skills

Digital Skills training is all about helping you to make the most of technologies that support your studies and help you to stand out from the crowd in a competitive marketplace. Whether you’re feeling like an IT novice or an IT pro, we want to help you get the best grades you can, prepare you for the workplace and…save you time!

Book your place on our Microsoft Word: Dissertation Workshop

Some self-help via LinkedIn Learning

You can of course help yourself with LinkedIn Learning - a great way of learning new skills and refreshing old ones. is a huge resource of online training, covering many areas including IT, business, media and creative skills. As a student you've got completely free, unlimited access, and you get a Certificate of Completion for each course you finish (great way to impress employers with your vast range of skills!).  Search, browse or take a look at our specially created dissertation playlists: