Online resources

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Referencing and academic integrity

This Canvas unit provides help with referencing, understanding academic integrity and plagiarism and paraphrasing.

Recommended resource: Referencing Guidelines Quick Check Version 2023-24

Writing assignments

This Canvas unit provides examples of academic writing styles, help with assignment preparation, marking criteria information and guidance on writing your assignment.

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Recommended resource: Know the link between module learning outcomes and assessment success (Video)

Reading and searching

This Canvas unit provides video tutorials on searching for academic literature, information on strategies for reading literature and how to be critical (judging importance/relevance) in your approach.

critical thinking

This unit will help you look for evidence and be questioning rather than accepting of what you are presented with ‘at face value’.

health numeracy

Numeracy is the ability to understand and work with numbers; an essential requirement in many professions. Whether you need some extra help to develop your numeracy skills or a quick reminder, this unit’s resources will help you on your way.


A compilation of past academic skills lectures for you to watch at your own pace.

presentations + Posters

Learn how to present in front of an audience and produce an academic poster that can do the presenting for you.

digital skills + orientation

This unit will help you develop skills to be adaptable, flexible and confident when using the digital tools you need now and as they change and evolve in the future.

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Recommended resource: Information sites orientation diagram video


This unit has information on the coaching provision in the School of Health and Social Work, resources to increase your productivity and information on student support services at the University of Hertfordshire.