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University Centre St Helens offers a friendly and supportive learning environment with smaller class sizes. 

Our highly-skilled, dedicated lecturers will help you to get the most out of your degree, ensuring that you have plenty of regular contact time with them. 

Library UCSH

Libraries

Opening text to read: With over £1 million investment spent in our libraries, they have a substantial collection of learning resources to support your studies including books, a wealth of magazines, DVDs and fiction.

Student Hub

Library GroupAll University Centre St Helens' students have exclusive access to a dedicated study hub, common room and a quiet study area.

Located in the library based in the St Helens Town Centre, the study hub is fully equipped with soft furnishings and is the perfect place to relax, meet friends, or recharge before your next lecture.

The hub includes a dedicated IT suite equipped with computers, printers and quiet study space accessible via your University Centre St Helens' student swipe card.

All of these facilities are available for the exclusive use of students on degree courses.

Starbucks

Starbucks UCSHWe proudly serve Starbucks in our library café at the St Helens Town Centre Campus. Take a break between your studies and drop in for a coffee!

The relaxed atmosphere in our Starbucks provides the perfect setting for those wishing to work in a more informal atmosphere, or for group work sessions, where you are sharing ideas and collaborating with peers.

Academic Skills Workshops

You are able to access a range of free workshops that will help you to develop the higher-level academic writing skills needed for success at degree level.

Delivered from the library at all four campuses, sessions will support students in developing analytical and evaluating writing, revision skills, critical thinking, editing and proofreading skills.

Sessions available throughout the academic year include:

College and Partner University Resources

This session introduces students to the University Centre St Helens library resources, the appropriate partner university library resources and other key sources of information, required for use at undergraduate level.

Identifying Reliable Resources/Evaluating Sources

Providing students with the skills needed to successfully evaluate different resources, academic or otherwise, this session provides a particular focus on websites and the reliability and value of information available, whilst offering skills that are transferable to other methods of research.

Referencing (APA or Harvard) and Academic Integrity

This session will cover the importance of correct academic referencing, plagiarism and academic integrity; vital skills for writing at undergraduate level. Students will complete several exercises around in-text referencing and writing bibliographies.

Time Management and Organisation

This session will allow students to assess their own time management, identifying strategies to improve time management and to encourage discussions around solutions to common organisational problems.

Research Workshops

Note Taking