SSW Your Guide to Thrive: Making The Most of Your Library (Tuesday)

21 November 2023, 2:30 pm–3:30 pm

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Discover new ways to enhance and streamline your study and research processes with UCL Libraries.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

UCL students






Student Support and Wellbeing – The Money Charity


Haldane Room
Main Wilkins Building
Gower Street
United Kingdom

‘Your Guide to Thrive’ organised by Student Support and Wellbeing is a fun-packed week in Term 1 (Monday 20th - Friday 24th November 2023) designed to help you develop good self-care practices at UCL. Our talks, walks and workshops will nurture your financial and academic skills, as well as your physical and mental health. Be sure to book your spot at these events and activities!

Making the most of your library

This session is for any student at any stage in their studies who would like to learn more about using the library effectively. Library skills can play an important role in reducing the stress associated with studying and research. 

In this workshop, we will introduce our useful techniques for making the most of UCL's library spaces and resources. Topics we will cover include: 

  • Finding your favourite place to study
  • Tips and tricks for getting the most out of Explore, UCL's library catalogue
  • Making your reading lists work for you
  • Finding the best resources for your subject
  • Selecting software for managing and citing your references
  • Tools for finding full text articles and e-books
  • Keeping up to date with the literature 
  • Developing your library research skills
  • Getting further help and support when you need it

If you're unable to make this date, the same session will be repeated on Friday 24th November 2023, 10am-11am (102 Drama Studio, IOE).

Find out what else is happening during Student Support and Wellbeing's 'Your Guide to Thrive' week here. Our wide range of Events and Activities throughout the academic year help you maintain your physical, emotional and mental health. Student Support and Wellbeing strive to give all UCL students the chance to try something new, make friends and develop wellbeing skills for university and beyond. We hope to see you at one of our events soon!

Build your SSW

Student Support and Wellbeing curate termly campaigns to support the three core aspects of your own SSW: Social bonding, Skills for life and Wellbeing at university. Each activity aims to develop one, two, or all three of these aspects.

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