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.

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.


Finding the best books and research papers makes all the difference to your academic achievement. Our Ask the Library Trainer service is here to help. 

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 Library trainers to get all the best hints and tips.

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. 


Microsoft Office Specialist

Become even more confident with your IT skills. Microsoft Office Specialist certification is a globally-recognised qualification that will equip you with the business IT skills you need to stand out in a competitive marketplace.

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.


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.

Academic Advisers

At the start of your course you will be allocated an Academic Adviser (usually a member of the course team) who has responsibility for general academic advice and giving you help and guidance at particularly important times.

You will find the name of your Academic Adviser in MYUCLan. Your Academic Adviser will usually be a member of staff associated with your course, who, in addition to your course/subject/year tutors, will advise you on your progress and issues such as option choices on your degree programme. Your Academic Adviser can provide you with guidance in academic matters, as well as information about where to go for any additional and specialist help and advice you might need. You will be allocated a named Academic Adviser for the duration of your course. Not sure who your Academic Adviser is? Your Campus Administration Service Hub (CAS Hub)  or The <i> will be able to help.