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Higher Education Skills

Higher Education Skills

These sessions are designed to prepare you for aspects of higher education study which you may not have encountered while at school or college.

In 2019, attendees took part in the following sessions:

Critical Analysis

Critical analysis is an essential skill to develop, no matter what subject you aim to study. The session introduced attendees to critical analysis, including what it is and why it's important at university.


While at university, it's very important that every significant source of information should be formally acknowledged, whether you employ your own words or quote directly. This session aimed to introduce the skillset of academic referencing, and will gave some practice in referencing in the Harvard at Newcastle style.

Library Orientation

This self-guided session introduced the four libraries which make up Newcastle Univeristy Library. The orientation helped to show:

  • The study spaces and facilities available across campus.
  • How to find books and journals.
  • The services available to all Newcastle University students.