22nd - 26th January
Pop up Library - Dissertation special
Staff from the Faculty Librarian, Digital Skills and Wiser teams will be at various locations across the campus throughout the week. So, if you've got any quick questions about putting together your dissertation or just want to find out more about how we can help with your studies, come and visit us:
Mon 22nd - Harrington social space 11:30 -1:30
Tues 23rd - Foster Social space 11:30-1:30
Wed 24th - Harris Foyer (outside Harris Hub) 10:30-12:30
Thurs 25th - Livesey Foyer 11:30-1:30
Friday 26th – SU Foyer 11:30-1:30
29th January - 9th February
Drop in sessions
We'll be on hand every day in room 302 in the Library with tea, coffee, chocolates and practical advice on putting your dissertation together. Bring your dissertation and question(s) during any of the following times:
Mon-Fri 12 – 2pm
If you haven't got a specific question but want to brush up on the practical skills you'll need to complete your dissertation, book a place on one of our workshops. Each one targets a specific area and is designed to show you the smartest way to get the work done with minimum fuss.
|Excel||Gather, analyse and present your data (Intermediate level)|
The quickest and easiest way to create an online survey and analyse your results
29 Jan 2pm
|Book a Place|
|Word||Microsoft Word: Dissertation Workshop (Intermediate Level)|
Find out how to format your dissertation the easy way - no need to type your contents page or table of figures...ever again...
30 Jan 11am
|Book a Place|
The smart tool for referencing and bibliographies
*Please note that this session will be instructing on how to use Legacy Refworks. From July 2018 we will be using a different version, so if you are doing your dissertation in the 2018/19 academic year then you may want to wait until we have moved versions to learn how to use Refworks.*
30 Jan 2pm
Book a place
|Literature searching||Top tips for literature searching|
Tips and techniques to help you find the best journal articles
31 Jan 2pm
Book a place
|Literature searching||Introducing Library Online|
For complete beginners - come and find out what the Online Library offers you.
29 Jan 2pm
|Book a place|
Dissertation Toolkit Session Feedback
Wiser workshops in Harris Building room 113.
Collecting Primary data: Monday 22nd January and Wednesday 24th January 1pm – 3pm
Writing academic essays: Monday 29th January and Wednesday 31st Jan 1pm – 3pm
Writing in an academic style Monday 5th Feb and Wednesday 7th Feb 1pm – 3pm
Writing up your dissertation: Monday 19th February and Wednesday 21st February 1pm - 3pm
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
Distance learning student? Contact the relevant team direct:
Although we've highlighted these three weeks, Faculty Librarians, Digital Skills and Wiser teams offer study support throughout the year, so if you can't make the dates listed above check our regular pages:
You'll need to develop your Information 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. 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 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 any of our classroom sessions or check our online guides to learn in your own time.
Wiser help students in all subject areas, undergraduate or postgraduate. Learn how to study more effectively, improve your academic writing style and develop the spoken and written communication skills that are necessary for academic success and will be invaluable in future employment.
Check all our workshop dates for the current semester.
You can also use all our self-help resources in our Blackboard organisation. It's packed with explanations, slideshows, worksheets and useful links, with tailor-made sections for dissertations as well as Foundation and Postgraduate study.
You can self-enrol from the Organisations Catalogue on your home page. In the Academic Support folder you will see WISER. Click on the grey button at the end (not the link itself) and click 'enrol'.
Accessing your UCLan email
How to Login
You will need to visit www.uclan.ac.uk/mail which will direct you to Office 365 email. Enter your full UCLan email address (e.g. email@example.com) and your UCLan password.
Further login advice
If you see a message saying - "You are signed in and to sign out - click here".
- Select that link
- Close your browser - don’t try and login to this page as it won’t work
- Reopen your browser and visit www.uclan.ac.uk/mail again and you will be able to login (sign in)
Remember that you will need to enter your full UCLan email address e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org and your UCLan password.
If you would like to setup your email account on your mobile device, please refer to our guides in the Email section on the FAQs page.
If after following the advice above you are not able to login to your email account then please contact LIS Customer Support. They will look at your account details to ensure they are valid and offer further advice.