Leeds University Library

Information for personal tutors

Welcome to the Skills@Library webpages for personal tutors. Some frequently asked questions are listed below. Click on the links at the side for more detailed information about the support we offer.

How do I refer my students to a Skills@Library workshop?

Students book themselves onto workshops via our online booking system.

The workshops are very popular and often get booked up quickly at the beginning of each semester - for this reason bookings are only ever available for the current semester.

If you have a student who would like to attend a workshop that is fully booked, suggest that they check the website again at the beginning of the next semester.

Alternatively, they can email Skills@Library and ask to be put on the waiting list for a particular workshop, as there are often last-minute cancellations.

If you have a number of students needing extra support in a particular area, contact us to see if we can arrange a workshop within your school.

More information about referring students to Skills@Library workshops.

What can students expect from a 1-to-1 support session?

Drop-in sessions are available to students on a first-come-first-served basis.

Skills@Library drop-in sessions offer non-discipline-specific advice to improve students' learning development and enhance their academic practice.

Students are entitled to an initial 20-minute session and up to two follow-up sessions if necessary. The 1-to-1 support page has up-to-date session times.

If you are referring a student to our drop-in, please remind them to take along an example of their work and any feedback they have received. They will get the most out of a session by bringing with them a specific issue or query, given the short time available.

For issues relating to information searching, evaluating, referencing or subject-specific enquiries, students can make an appointment with their faculty team librarian. Each librarian's contact details are on the relevant subject page.

More information about 1-to-1 support.