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Welcome to Solent Library

A basic guide for new users to the library.

Academic and professional skills: succeed@solent

Succeed@Solent is a resource designed to help you make the most of your time at university by helping you to understand what it means to be a student, and how to achieve the best that you can.  

It offers a range of online materials to help you improve your learning and academic skills including:

There are also sections on professional skills such as group work, giving presentations and grammar and language skills.

Don't forget to check out the Library's learning skills books: search for these on the library catalogue 


In academic writing, it's essential that you cite (state) your sources of information and ideas. To ensure readers know where you found the information you must include references

You need to reference all the sources that you use in your assignments - by citing them in the main body of your assignment (an in-text reference) and compiling a full reference list at the end of your work. If you do not reference correctly you may find you are accused of academic misconduct. 

But there is plenty of help available you to develop the skills you will need:


Professional Profile

Professional Presence

As well as help with academic writing, referencing and critical thinking succeed@solent also provide a series of tutorials on protecting your identity, employment, and social media use.