University Centre St Helens offers a friendly and supportive learning environment with smaller class sizes. 

Our highly-skilled, dedicated lecturers will help you to get the most out of your degree, ensuring that you have plenty of regular contact time with them. 

Libraries

Library UCSH

Over the past year, we have spent over £1 million investment in our libraries. They have a substantial collection of learning resources to support your studies including books, a wealth of magazines, DVDs and fiction. Our 24/7 library of online databases, journals and eBooks means that you can study at home or anywhere in the world, as well as on-campus, at a time to suit you.

We recognise that we all have different learning styles, which is why we offer a range of study areas, including group study areas, quiet study spaces and independent study zones. If you are studying a degree at University Centre St Helens that is affiliated with a partner university, you will also have access to the partner university’s library resources, as well as those at University Centre St Helens.

Student Hub

Library Group

All University Centre St Helens' students have exclusive access to a dedicated study hub, common room and a quiet study area.

Located in the library based in the St Helens Town Centre, the study hub is fully equipped with soft furnishings and is the perfect place to relax, meet friends, or recharge before your next lecture.

The hub includes a dedicated IT suite equipped with computers, printers and quiet study space accessible via your University Centre St Helens' student swipe card.

All of these facilities are available for the exclusive use of students on degree courses.

Starbucks

Starbucks UCSH

We proudly serve Starbucks in our library café at the St Helens Town Centre Campus. Take a break between your studies and drop in for a coffee!

The relaxed atmosphere in our Starbucks provides the perfect setting for those wishing to work in a more informal atmosphere, or for group work sessions, where you are sharing ideas and collaborating with peers.

Academic Skills Workshops

You are able to access a range of free workshops that will help you to develop the higher-level academic writing skills needed for success at degree level.

Delivered from the library at the St Helens Town Centre Campus, all sessions will support students in developing analytical and evaluative writing, revision skills, critical thinking, editing and proofreading skills.

Sessions available throughout the academic year include:

College and Partner University Resources

This session introduces students to the University Centre St Helens library resources, the appropriate partner university library resources and other key sources of information, required for use at undergraduate level.

Identifying Reliable Resources/Evaluating Sources

Providing students with the skills needed to successfully evaluate different resources, academic or otherwise, this session provides a particular focus on websites and the reliability and value of information available, whilst offering skills that are transferable to other methods of research.

Referencing (APA or Harvard) and Academic Integrity

This session will cover the importance of correct academic referencing, plagiarism and academic integrity; vital skills for writing at undergraduate level. Students will complete several exercises around in-text referencing and writing bibliographies.

Advanced Searching

This session introduces students to advanced searching techniques, in particular, Boolean Search Operators. This session will teach you how to apply these techniques to various online resources.

Time Management and Organisation

This session will allow students to assess their own time management, identifying strategies to improve time management and to encourage discussions around solutions to common organisational problems.