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Postgraduate Students (Taught Programmes): Welcome and Support


mySearch is an interface which allows you to search across a range of library resources simultaneously, including books, journal articles and databases.


This Guide has been created to support BU Postgraduate students on taught programmes (e.g. MA, MSc, PG Cert).

Post Graduate Reasearchers (PhD, MPhil and MRes) should consult the Postgraduate Researchers Guide

Study Skills Workshops

Academic skills workshops include (2023-24):

Academic integrity and plagiarism

  • Academic integrity and plagiarism

Academic Writing

  • Academic style
  • Assignment planning
  • Cohesive writing
  • Editing and refining your work
  • Paragraph structure
  • Paraphrasing
  • Synthesising sources
  • Writing abstracts, introductions and conclusions

Assessment success

  • Revision and preparation for exams
  • Understanding your assignment brief

Critical thinking

  • Critical thinking techniques
  • Reflective writing

Digital skills

  • Using Microsoft Office applications effectively

Grammar and vocabulary

  • Developing your academic vocabulary
  • Sentence structure: forming compound and complex sentences

Healthy study habits

  • Staying motivated
  • Time management


  • Maths: Functional skills
  • Maths: Fundamentals
  • Medication calculations

Reference management

  • BU Harvard referencing
  • EndNote Web (PC) / (mac)

Research strategies

  • Literature searching
  • Reading and note taking
  • Strategies for reading academic texts

Speaking with confidence

  • Presentation skills
  • Seminar discussions

Statistical analysis

  • Using SPSS

Studying at university

  • Listening to lectures

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