Library study skills support

Ask a librarian

If you need help, eg with an assignment, you are expected to ask at a library help desk or via the online enquiry service as your first step.

If your query can't be answered immediately, you may be referred to:

  • a study skills workshop
  • online study-skills materials
  • an English language workshop.

Study skills events

From making notes to structuring your writing, we offer a number of study skills events to students which take place across all UWE Bristol campuses:

Student touching their face while thinking.

'How to' online workbooks

As an alternative to attending our study skills workshops, you can also use our 'How to...' workbooks, which are closely aligned with the workshop sessions. You'll find similar exercises in them, but different examples.

These are perfect for you if you can't make it to any of our sessions, prefer to work at your own pace, or would like to recap a workshop you have attended.

Communication skills for international students

Develop your English language and communication skills with our series of workshops.

English language workshops
Students talking at Arnolfini.

Faculty study support

Many faculties may provide appointments, workshops or one-to-one sessions tailored to your subject.

Faculty study support
Close up of student at Arnolfino.


If you have already tried the above options and still need support, you may wish to book a one-to-one appointment with a member of library staff. Appointments last around 30-45 minutes and are based around staff availability. 

Bookings can be made via InfoHub Appointments during periods of peak demand, and can be arranged through our online enquiry service at other times. 

When you book an appointment, please supply the following information:

  • what is the problem you are having?
  • what strategies have you already tried in order to address this?
  • what is your timescale?

During an appointment, library staff will be able to look at small sections of your work and coach you to apply study skills techniques.

Please note that we do not offer a proof-reading service. View further guidance on checking of assignments.