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Self-taught course

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This course is self taught (Online course).

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Effective management of information (Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences)

Self-taught course


The Graduate Self-Assessment tool is intended for those in the Humanities & Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities schools. It is the first step in an online module designed to help you to assess your own skill-set, identify target areas for improvement and make decisions about what to do next. The tool is recommended for all first year postgraduates, but will be available for you to return to check on your progress.

Once you have completed the self-assessment exercise a number of options for developing your skills will become available to you, ranging from reading articles to signing up for relevant face-to-face workshops.

We encourage students to take the survey about once a year, but it is particularly useful for those who are just starting their PhD and for those who are just entering the final year of their PhD.

You will need to click here to gain access to the self-assessment tool.


It is an online course that you can complete when you choose. You will answer a set of questions about your skills in the area of 'managing information for your PhD' and reflect on your areas of strength and weakness. You will consider the following three areas:

  1. Sources and searching - from effectively source searching to filing those sources so that you can retrieve them effectively.
  2. Storing and managing information - the processes or steps of managing your information.
  3. Copyright and ethics - legal and ethical requirements in managing information, such as copyright and research ethics.

Online, self-taught.


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