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Sixth form and further education

We can provide tours, workshops and resources to sixth form and further education teachers and their students.

We are currently unable to offer tours or workshops as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19), but you can still access our training materials.

Group tours and workshops

We welcome sixth form and further education students aged 16 years and older, accompanied by their teacher, for pre-booked group tours and workshops.

Our preferred time of year is during the University’s summer recess from mid-June to mid-September but visits and workshops can usually be accommodated at other times of the year. We are unable to offer visits or workshops during University revision and exam periods in January and from Easter to mid-June.

As a teacher, you can book a group tour or a workshop using our Online Booking form.

Find out more from our Visiting Cardiff University libraries: information for teachers guide.

Teachers and students are welcome to visit the University libraries for personal study anytime during Library opening hours.

Please see our online introduction for library visitors to help you plan your visit.

Our tours introduce students to the library environment and can be tailored to help students get started with using our collections to complete a research task.

If you would like to arrange a group tour, please contact us two weeks ahead of when you would like to visit to discuss your requirements. We can advise on which library would be best for you to visit and agree a suitable date.

Please view our Visiting Cardiff University libraries: information for teachers guide before you visit.

The Library offers interactive workshops to develop your students’ ability to find and use academic sources of information.

Workshops can be tailored to your requirements and to match your learning outcomes. Topics can include:

  • identifying appropriate information sources for a research task
  • searching for academic information
  • critically evaluating the quality of sources and their content
  • keeping track of the information you find
  • avoiding plagiarism
  • referencing according to the Harvard, APA, MHRA or Vancouver style.

If you would like to arrange a group workshop, please contact us at least one month ahead to discuss your requirements.

Training materials

Teacher Toolkit: finding and referencing quality information

The links contained in this teacher toolkit lead to a variety of printable and online learning materials. They are designed to be used within the school classroom or to aid in independent online learning. All learning materials are thematically grouped and aligned to the following Learning Objectives:

  • strengths and weaknesses of information sources
  • how and where to find resources
  • choosing resources (critical evaluation)
  • using resources responsibly (citing, referencing and avoiding plagiarism).

Further resources

Directory of Open Access Journals - This community-curated directory provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals

Access to Research - Free, walk-in access to over 15 million academic articles, available from any participating public library in the UK. Access many of the world’s best academic papers and use the database to find a library near you where you can view the full text.