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The why and how of referencing

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How do I attend?

Go to The why and how of referencing and select 'Join Room'. The room remains closed until the trainer has entered – this will usually be 15 minutes before the start time.


Referencing is about signaling when sources have played a role in your assignments and at the same time giving due credit to other writers. This rich 30 minute interactive session will introduce you to referencing and why it is important when writing your assignments. You will also learn about how to construct references and where to go for help and support.

Who's it for?

This session is suitable for those who are new to referencing and those who would like a refresher.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session you should:

  • Know why referencing is important
  • Know what to reference when writing your assignments
  • Know how to construct references


A recording of the session is available via a link on the top right hand side of The why and how of referencing page.