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Learning resources

Library

The Library has a designated Academic Support Librarian for each academic department. The Academic Support Librarians are able to provide advice about Library services and resources for staff who are putting together course materials and module websites. They can also provide discipline-specific text about the Library for student handbooks. These include:

General information about accessing and using the Library, Learning Grid, and Modern Records CentreInformation sources for your subjectDeveloping information and research skillsSources of help and advice

Students can be directed to the Library website for general information and to their subject web pages for support in starting research in their subject area.

Student Careers and Skills

The Student Careers & Skills team offers a wide range of online resources, workshops, 1:1 advice, employer presentations, careers fairs and a student helpdesk accessible in person, by email and phone and can help students:

Settle into life at Warwick and discover all the University has to offer;Understand what’s important to them, what their strengths and career goals are;Succeed in their studies and get help with academic writing, revision, note-taking and seminar presentations;Recognise and develop transferrable skills employers look for, including communication, leadership, enterprise and team-working;Research employers, gain work or volunteering experience and find a job for after graduation, including by searching thousands of employer vacancies.

Each academic department has designated a Careers Consultant who can provide discipline-specific support for students and information for departmental handbooks and websites. This can include, for example, 1:1 advice in the department, support for alumni events, and discipline-specific information sessions (e.g. ‘What can I do with my degree in Sociology?’).

IT Services

IT Services provide the essential resources and support necessary to give all members of the University access to information technology for research, teaching, learning and administration purposes. If students have problems using the facilities or systems provided by IT Services, they can go to the Helpdesk located on the ground floor of the Library building, telephone 024 765 73737 or email helpdesk@warwick.ac.uk.

Every student and member of staff, with the exception of those students on courses at partner institutions which are validated by the University, is entitled to register to use the services provided by IT Services, which can be accessed from anywhere on campus. Information on setting up an account, accessing the network from on and off campus, printing and purchasing computers is available online. IT Services also produce information on acceptable use of University IT facilities for students and staff - Regulation 31.

Language Centre

The Language Centre supports the University's commitment to the increased provision of foreign language learning opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students and staff across the University. It is equipped with digital language classrooms and seminar rooms, with data projection and electronic whiteboards. There is also a multi-media open access suite with satellite TV, computer-based learning, and DVD players. There are a number of choices available for acquiring a new foreign language or brushing up language skills:

i. Modules for credits on the academic programme

These can usually be taken as part of an undergraduate degree course, but this must be agreed with student’s home department before enrolling.

ii. Academic modules not for credit

The same modules as those available for academic credit are also available to take in addition to degree studies. A fee applies to these modules. Further information is available from the Centre’s website.

iii. Lifelong Language Learning (LLL) Courses

A programme of language courses for students, members of staff and the public.

The Language Centre is located on the ground floor of the Humanities Building and can be contacted by email language.enquiries@warwick.ac.uk.