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EPQ Students Gain Valuable Research Skills

15 July 2022  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in: ,

As part of their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), a group of 24 Year 12 students visited Durham University Library. The students engaged very well in a seminar-style session, with a member of the university’s Academic Skills team in one of the university lecture theatres. The talk focused on research, analysis, referencing and bibliographies, tailored specifically to the EPQ and gave them guidance about how to use the university library catalogue. The students were shown how to locate resources and use the impressive library, which is spread over a number of floors.

Miss Bainbridge, Modern Languages Teacher and EPQ Coordinator, said: “The students were confident, independent and proactive, not daunted by the expansive library and sourced resources that would help with their individual EPQ titles. They made notes from key resources to enable them to continue working at home. I was also impressed that the students were then using the bibliographies of books that they found to expand and develop their research further. This is a tip that the students have picked up from the EPQ Taught Skills programme.”

The students enjoyed this visit and gained many new skills and many are now planning to return to use the library to continue to research in their own time. The students were an absolute credit to the Sixth Form and the coach driver commented they were the best student group he had taken in ten years.

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