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Research Skills Workshops

We welcome sixth form students and teachers to use our sites.

The University Library has extensive resources, including books, e-books and e-resources, journal titles available in print and online, and access to many specialist databases. All our Post-16 offer is free.

Please note, library access is not permitted in October, April and May due to university pressures of induction and exam revision. Students can only use the library independently after they have completed both the Research Skills and induction tour. These can be booked together or separately, we would recommend booking both together.

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Research Skills
This session is designed to teach sixth form students the research skills they will need for post-16 study and potentially for their undergraduate studies. Students will be given a short lecture highlighting research strategy, and how to access and reference online material. This will support your students for their EPQ, personal study for A-level research and coursework.
Availble as:
  • One hour online session
  • One hour on site talk at the Bill Bryson Library (or campus)


Library Induction

After your students have completed their Research Skills session, you are welcome to come on an induction tour of the Bill Bryson Library at Durham University. Once this tour is completed, your students are welcome to return and use the library facilities for independent study.

Please note, library access is not permitted in October, April and May due to university pressures of induction and exam revision. Students can only use the library independently after they have completed both the Research Skills and induction tour.

Availble as:

  • 30 minutes on site induction tour at the Bill Bryson Library

We also run sessions for classes of A Level students wishing to explore primary source material from Palace Green Library, the Oriental Museum, the Museum of Archaeology and the Art collection. We can offer a variety of sessions exploring a range of topics.

For more information on these, see below.