Skip to main content

Operating Department Practice (ODP): Tutorials and Academic Support

Accessing our support

There are a number of ways you can access help in the Library:

  • Got a quick question? Want something clarifying? Need help in a hurry?

Visit or phone one of our Library Help Desks

  • Want a more in depth conversation with a Librarian? Want to follow up on a taught Library session? Missed a Library session and want to catch up?

Book a library tutorial with one of our Learning, Teaching and Research Librarians

  • Can't come into the Library, or have a burning question at 2am?

Use or 24/7 online chat service

Book a tutorial

If you need help with your searching, you can book a tutorial with Mandy Goode. The booking system is available here:

Book a tutorial with Mandy Goode

Sometimes, the times available are not convenient to you, or the slots have already been taken. Please feel free to email me directly so we can sort out a mutually convenient time.

Email Mandy Goode:

How to reference

It is vital that you reference all the material you use, quote from or refer to in your work. Operating Department Practice students need to use the Harvard Referencing system

A guide to using Harvard is available at here.


Support services and what we cover

There are a number of support services at the University, here is what we cover:

Library and Learning Resources:

  • Database searching
    • Basic
    • Advanced
  • Search strategy development
  • Resource evaluation
  • Reference list checking

Personal Development Department:

  • Academic writing
  • Critical analysis
  • Reflection
  • Statistics
  • Referencing


  • Employability
  • CV writing