Information and research skills

Student looking through a book

Since 2008, Library Services at the University of Birmingham has run a short Information and Research Skills session for year 12 and 13 students in the Midlands.

Information and research skills sessions

The interactive session, which takes place on the University’s campus, covers various important study skills that students will need when arriving at University as well as for the remainder of their school and college studies. It can also provide a good starting point for those undertaking the EPQ.

What the course covers

  • Searching for academic quality information
  • Critical evaluation 
  • Understanding plagiarism 
  • Referencing skills

Available dates

  • 5 March 2014
  • 12 March 2014
  • 26 March 2014 
  • 4 June 2014
  • 18 June 2014
  • 9 July 2014

All sessions start at 13.00 and finish at 15.00.

For more information or to book, please email or visit the Masterclass programme pages

If you can't attend

We would also like to share our training with the wider community in the hope that librarians and/or teachers can provide similar such training in their schools and colleges both in the UK and abroad.

An information pack for teachers, to be used in conjunction with the skills pack for students, provides all the information required for librarians and/or teachers to successfully provide similar training on these important information and research skills in their own institutions.

The Teachers Pack contains full instructional information on how to teach our session, plus additional activities. To be sent a copy of the Teachers Pack please email