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Students on Placement: Library Support

Library links, resources, and signposts for students on placement at Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, including information about literature searching and assisted search training

Contacting UWE library

The best way to contact UWE library service is to use their chat function. This is accessible by clicking on the chat logo at the bottom right of the page 

The chat is accessible 24h/7. Your request will be triaged as appropriate. 

Support for Students on the Non-Medical Prescribing Module at UWE Bristol

For those studying the Non-Medical Prescribing Course at the University of the West of England and looking for library resources from the university, the following links are likely to be especially relevant. 

  • - these pages from UWE have links to sections on Referencing, Reading and writing, Research skills, Online learning, English language, Prepare for assessments, Time management, Mathematics and statistics, Presenting and working with others, IT skills, Preparing for study, and Faculty workbooks
  • - if you'd like to search UWE library resources, you can start here


University of the West of England Library - Placement Student Support

UWE students are recommended to start at where students can connect with the university library 24/7 via email, or book a 50 minute 1-1 via MS Teams. 

The page also links into UWE's generic workbooks and online study skills events.

For health related support specifically, there is: - this includes a workbook on writing at masters level.

The library aims to provide tools for students at the university to carry out the literature searching themselves as part of the academic endeavour, rather than run searches on behalf of the students.


UWE departments often use a particular Harvard format; more details are available at; students are strongly advised to double check with their lecturers or faculty to ensure they are using the correct format.