Good writing requires good reading. Your writing reflects the depth, breadth and quality of your reading: critical writing requires broad, critical reading of a range of credible academic sources.

Students coming from school, college or a different education system are almost invariably surprised by the quantity of reading students are expected to do. Reading is a complex, demanding, but rewarding process at university, through which you develop critical, deeper understanding of your subject. Over the course of every module, you are required to read a range of texts to prepare for lectures, seminars, presentations and written assignments.

Following the links on the menus will help you explore different aspects of reading for, and planning, your coursework