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Supporting your work

Discover how to reference others and use quotations correctly in your assignments

Here you'll find vital tips on referencing, note-taking, and using resources effectively. These are all important skills to make the most of your time at university.

The information in the sections below is also available as downloadable PDFs, which you'll find at the bottom of the relevant page – so you can easily add the information collated here to your notes. 

Effective reading

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Helpful abbreviations for speedy note-taking and note-making

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Verbs for citations (APA style)

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Writing about others works: using direct quotations

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Get further help

Contact the Academic Skills team

The Academic Skills team can help with developing your writing, managing assessments, and approaching academic tasks.

You can contact the team from Monday to Thursday 8.30am–5.00pm and Friday 8.30am–4.00pm.

You can book a tutorial by contacting or phone 023 92843462. In-person tutorials are also available by arrangement.