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Partner Colleges and Partner Institutions Library Support page

Welcome to the Partner Colleges and Institutions Support page

Hello and welcome to the library subject support page for our Partner Colleges and Institutions.

Are you a student from one of our UK colleges or institutions? We also have a support page for International Partner Colleges and Institutions.

Take a little time out to visit each tab. These will help explain how to use library resources so that you can find information for your assignment - and get ahead! Please look at the Digital Induction to see how our resources work!

You can see our Guides and Podcasts tab on the left-hand side of the page. This area contains instructions on how to access online resources. We suggest that you access your Subject Resource Page and have a look at the guides and support listed on it.

We have put together a list of all of the online resources which UK Partner College students can access and also for International Partner Colleges and Institutions. There are a few of our resources which are not available to Partner Colleges due to publishers' or licensing restrictions. 

We also have Study Skills Tutors that can help you with academic writing, time management, assignment structure and a lot more. For more information please visit https://libguides.staffs.ac.uk/academicskills.

We are always happy to see students for a one to one. To make an appointment (typically lasting between 30 minutes and 1 hour) please contact us. You will find contact details to the right of your screen. Or, if you are studying from distance please email us at academicskills@staffs.ac.uk

Good luck with your studies!

Digital Skills for Students

All students are expected to use a range of IT packages including Outlook for email, Word for assignments, web browsers, and possibly Excel and PowerPoint. They also need to be aware of good practice in saving and backing up work and printing to avoid problems at key times such as assignment deadlines.  The Library can provide support for this. 

If your students need to develop specific digital skills we may be able to offer training sessions within their module, or as an optional extra. We have offered training in PowerPoint for both presentations and to create posters; Excel for presenting and analysing data, and Microsoft Word to create long documents/dissertations, introducing students to more advanced features in Word.  Other areas where we have provided support and training include Qualtrics, our online survey tool, understanding and developing your digital profile, understanding copyright, and effective searching (including finding free images). 

The Library has also developed an online guide on Digital Leadership Skills for students, which provides an overview of the capabilities students need to acquire to be resilient in their working life

To discuss options contact Julie Adams Academic Skills Tutor Digital Impact. Students can also book a 1-to-1 appointment with Julie by visiting her appointments page