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An orientation: Library Services (Fashion Design, Photography, Film, FAMM, CMP, MRes): Home

An introduction to Library Services for new and returning students - study skills, e-resources, books and more

Library Services orientation summary

Welcome to your essential guide for discovering the resources and services available within Library and Archive Services.


Who is this guide for?

This guide has been developed for students studying:

  • Fashion Design / Menswear
  • Photography
  • Film
  • Fine Art Mixed Media
  • Contemporary Media Practice
  • MRes Creative Practice.

However, don't worry if your course isn't on the list – there's something here for everyone.

What will you learn?

  • ‚ÄčAccess presentations, workshops, or appointments focused on developing your knowledge of academic practice, as well as guides and online support such as LinkedIn Learning  
  • ‚ÄčLearn how to access e-resources, such as ebooks, scholarly journals, or films via streaming services such as Box of Broadcasts and Kanopy
  • Learn how to find books and DVDs in the library, and borrow and return them

What to expect?

Within this guide, you'll find three sections for a self-guided orientation. Feel free to explore them in any order, each taking approximately thirty minutes to complete. Of course, you're encouraged to dive deeper into the available resources if you're feeling particularly adventurous.

Whether you're completing independently or teaming up with classmates, we hope you find this orientation enjoyable and useful.

Where to get help?

Do you have questions or need assistance? Don't hesitate to reach out via Live Chat.


Once you've navigated through our offerings, we'd greatly appreciate your feedback on the feedback form provided.


I hope this orientation proves valuable in your academic journey. 

There will also be in-person presentations (subject to demand) via Engage (select 'Events' and 'All Events') to see what is available.

Best regards,

James Thickins
Academic Engagement Librarian
Fashion Design, Film, Photography, FAMM, CMP. MRes Creative Practice

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James Thickins
I am part of the Academic Engagement and Learning Development team (AELD). I support Fashion Design, Film, Photography, FAMM, CMP, and MRES. I work on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Book an appointment with me individually or in groups online or in person to discuss your research needs.

Emails to members of the Academic Engagement and Learning Development team go to an email pool in the first instance: