Final year students are required to complete a large piece of work for their degree or professional qualification. For undergraduates this is known as a dissertation, final year project or major independent study. Postgraduates will normally complete a thesis.
These pages will tell you how the Library can support you in writing your dissertation, as well as finding past dissertations.
Skills for Learning offers support on a variety of academic writing skills: report writing, writing skills for international students, literature reviews and time management advice.
Their Dissertation IT Kit includes videos on how to format your dissertation.
They also run workshops on topics such as
Workshop timetables can be found on the Skills for Learning website or at the Library's Help and Information Points.
Your Academic Librarian can provide support for your dissertation through the subject support pages which help you access quality academic resources. We also offer, one-to-one appointments on searching for information quickly and effectively, referencing, and using the advanced search functions of subject specific databases.
The Library also stocks books on writing dissertations and research skills. Please search the Library Catalogue. And we offer an Interlibrary Loans service if you need a book or journal that we don't have in stock.
Skills for Learning provide information on the Harvard referencing system, including how to reference a variety of different formats and media.
A short introductory guide is also available online or in print in the Library.