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Wellbeing: Your BU Library

Check out our Wellbeing reading lists


The Libraries here at BU provide different types of spaces for learning and academic creativity. They offer inviting areas to get together with others to work on a group presentation, to take a well-earned break in the cafe area or just to escape from the crowd and sit quietly on your own to read or reflect.

It doesn't have to be just about reading for your course either. Reading for pleasure can be a great way to relax. Check out what's available via the Library catalogue. Or browse the fiction or poetry shelves in the "800s" shelfmarks on Floor 4 of The Sir Michael Cobham Library.

See further information about the libraries as a space







Study Skills - Library & Learning Support

At Bournemouth University we can help you to improve your academic reading and writing, searching for information, making a presentation, thinking critically and reflecting on your own learning.

The Study Skills materials and workshops are designed to help you develop transferable skills. Developing these skills will not only help you to make the most of your studies at university but they are also valued by employers.

The Study Skills team offers a range of online materials and workshops to help you to develop your skills for study. Here are some of the main topics:

  • Academic writing - including reading and notetaking, academic writing style and essay planning
  • Plagiarism - how to reference and how to avoid plagiarism
  • Finding information - how to search for and evaluate information
  • Studying effectively - including, group work, critical thinking, reflective writing, time management and how to analyse your learning style
  • Presentation skills- including planning and delivering a presentation and how to give a poster presentation
  • Revision and exam techniques - how to revise effectively and cope with taking exams and exam nerves

Accessing the Study Skills pages

  • You can access the Study Skills pages from the Brightspace Homepage.
  • Click on Library & Study Support in the navigation bar
  • Then click on Study Skills