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How can we help?

Every programme has an Academic Librarian assigned to it. The Academic Librarian for Education programmes is Steven Bembridge.




You can contact Steven via email at

Or you can arrange an appointment:

The Library runs a programme of online workshops, webinars and drop-ins throughout the academic year; you may hear it referred to as Develop@Derby. These workshops cover topics such as: library research, citing and referencing, maths skills, exam revision, report writing, presentation skills, note taking, critical thinking and evaluation, using Google more effectively, and more!

You can take a look at the Develop@Derby calendar here to see details of upcoming events. Some events are free to just drop-in, others may require booking.

If you cannot attend a workshop due to timing, please register anyway. We record all workshops (not the drop-ins) and email a link to the recording to everyone who registered, so even if you cannot attend you will still have access to the recording.

Our Study Skills team have created a wide range of help guides covering the skills you will develop over your time at University.

Click on the link for the Study Skills pages in the left-hand side-bar, or come along to one of the workshops - and why not check out the Skills videos on the Library YouTube channel?

Also have a look at the new Skills for Study package which is packed full of helpful hints and tips on everything from critical thinking to reading and note taking