You will probably have lots of questions at the moment about your new life at the University of Reading and how you can make the most of your time here. We at the Library are here to help support you in your studies and provide you with access to all the information you need to succeed in your course. For a brief introduction to our facilities and services watch our welcome video.
Studying in the UK may involve different skills to those you used in your home country and we have plenty of suggestions that can help your transition to this new way of learning. You can always get in touch with the Study Advice team or your subject liaison librarian if you have more questions.
Understanding university study in the UK
The University Study Advisers have developed a set of webpages to help those moving up to higher education in the UK to understand what is expected, through exercises and tips. There is also a series of study guides and video tutorials to help you develop the skills you will need for study success, including dedicated advice on assessment by examination in UK Higher Education.
There is also general information for International students at the University, including links to advice on visas, accommodation and budgeting.
Developing effective practices for UK study
There are various books in the Library written for students on developing your study skills. Many can be found on the 4th Floor with classification numbers beginning 378. Why not have a look on the shelves to see what is available? Or search the online Library catalogue, Enterprise for “study skills”. Alternatively, you can download a free ebook, Help Yourself to a Better Degree, written by the University Study Advisers specially for Reading students.
To make the most of the Library, check out the following guides:
- Information for new Library users
- Information for international students
- Finding information, including the online LibLearn Tutorials
Good luck and we hope you enjoy your time at the University of Reading.
Charlie Carpenter, ISLC Liaison Librarian/Support Coordinator (international students), and Rosie Higman, Trainee Liaison Librarian