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Study Support

Do you need help with your academic work?

Getting the most out of your academic course means learning lots of new study skills.
Don't struggle unaided with literature searching or essay writing skills - come along to the experts for one-to-one or small-group help and training.
Our study support services are here for YOU - take advantage of the whole range of help available.

Ask Your Librarian

Finding the best books and research papers makes all the difference to your academic achievement. If you need a bit of expert help to find the resources you need for an assignment you can make an appointment for a short session with one of our Librarians to get all the best hints and tips. Ask Your Librarian


Digital Skills

Digital Skills aim to help students to develop and enhance their computer literacy.

Our courses are catered for all abilities, come along and you'll be surprised how much you didn't know about Office and Adobe products! We want to help you get the best grades you can and that starts with understanding the software you use.

Library Skills

You'll need to develop your Library Skills throughout your studies. 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.

Take a look at our online resources for top tips on searching the Library, literature searching and quick and easy referencing with RefWorks.

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

The PASS scheme involves higher level students (PASS Leaders) who are trained to provide safe and inclusive environments to facilitate interactive study sessions with first year students. The Leaders work in pairs to create and prepare activities, lead sessions, promote discussion, organise group work and share their own experiences. The sessions take place once a week and target modules that students find challenging.

Sage Research Methods Online

Are you thinking about your dissertation? Do you need help designing your research project? Are you struggling to understand a particular research methodology? Sage Research Methods is a research methods database containing over 700 books, journal articles and reference materials published by Sage.

WISER - academic advice & feedback

WISER helps students in all subject areas, undergraduate or postgraduate. Learn how to study more effectively and improve your academic writing style. Develop the spoken and written communication skills that are necessary for academic success and will be invaluable in future employment.

Academic Advisers

Academic Advisors are academic members of staff whose role is to offer you academic advice and support by providing guidance or referral to appropriate services.

UCLan’s commitment to students:

• As a student at a UCLan campus, you will have an Academic Advisor throughout your studies.
• They will provide insight and direction to enable you to realise your potential.
• They will meet with you individually or as part of a small group at least three times per year.
• You can book sessions with your Academic Advisor and they may ask to see you to discuss course related matters.
• This is an integral part of your university life. Your Advisor is there to support you in your learning. They can also signpost you to other campus services which are there to support you throughout your university life.

If you are not sure who your Academic Advisor is, your Course Administration Service Hub (CAS Hub) or The <i> will be able to help.