A selection of resources to help you develop your creating skills.



Creating is the literacy which enables learners to blend ideas and produce new knowledge. Knowledge is created through a range of media and embraces textual, visual and auditory approaches.

Creating new information happens whenever you write, draw, construct or create anything, so, for example, writing a literature review is creating new knowledge. Use the resources below to help you.

Online tutorials and videos 

Creating and editing images

Learn about the power of images, how and when to use them in your work, as well as how to create or edit the images you need using online software / apps.

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View tutorial as a PDF (1.68MB)

How to create a Google Site 

Watch this video to learn the basics of setting up and structuring a Google Site, adding content, and sharing and publishing your site.

Watch the video above, or see it in Kaltura: How to create a Google Site

Using lecture recordings: a guide for students

Learn how to make the most effective use of lecture recordings.

View guide as a PDF (1.2MB)

Producing a literature review

A literature review aims to give an overview of the current scholarly understanding of a particular topic, including any competing theories or perspectives. This guide provides an outline and suggests sources of further advice.

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View tutorial as a PDF (500KB)

Presentations: planning, creating, and delivering

Learn about the best strategies and techniques for formal presentations in an academic setting.

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View tutorial as a PDF (280KB)

Canva tutorials 

Interactive tutorials from Canva to walk you through every aspect of using this resource to create images.

View Canva tutorials

301 Academic Skills Centre – Academic writing

This academic writing advice from 301 will help you to convey your ideas effectively. Writing is a key skill you will use and develop constantly during your time at university.

It provides guidance on topics such as reading and note taking, mind mapping, essay structure and planning, editing and proofreading, using feedback and reflection.


Producing presentations: an introduction

In this workshop you will identify how to create accessible, effective slides for your presentation and you will have the opportunity to explore different software for creating your presentation.

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Creating websites using Google Sites: an introduction 

Google Sites is an online tool for creating simple websites that doesn’t require technical skills. In this workshop you will practice the basics of setting up and structuring a Google Site, adding content, and publishing your site.

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Creative Library Workshops

Are you interested in being creative and contributing to the development of the University Library’s Digital Commons? Save the date and register for our face-to-face creative library workshops, organised to align with the liberation priorities of our students.

Please book using the links below:

LGBT+ History Month, 7th February 2024, 2pm-4.30pm (f2f workshop)

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