The libraries have a number of online and physical resources to assist students with their academic writing and study skills
These include guidance on essay writing and planning, note taking, critical thinking, researching, mind mapping, presentation skills and research methods amongst others.
In addition, the library team run tutorials on referencing, research and academic offences.
The learning resources centres have a variety of items of technology available to assist users in making the best of our facilities including:
Please ask for more information or if you have other requirements.
Turnitin is the college’s similarity checking software of choice. It allows the user to check their work against published information, as well as previously submitted work, thereby ensuring that all work submitted for assessment has been correctly referenced within the guidelines.
Staff mark assessments from students at levels 4 to 7 using Turnitin and feedback is given to students via this medium.
Further guidance on the use of Turnitin will be provided in tutorial sessions and training slides are available on the college’s virtual learning environment here.
Both the college and awarding bodies take Academic Offences very seriously. Such offences include amongst others plagiarism, collusion, commissioning and duplication.
Students may be penalised if found to have committed these or other listed offences.
Further guidance is available as follows:
In addition, the library team offers tutorials on the avoidance of academic offences.
Students may renew books etc. in person, by phone or online, provided that they have not been reserved by another borrower.
Contact your campus library for phone renewals or the relevant campus for online renewals: