College library inductions
The College library is open for use by all members of Pembroke and is open 24/7.
In-person inductions will be available on request and for small groups. Online inductions, including how to find reading material online and how to use Pembroke Library can be found on the Freshers page of the Library website
A video introduction to the Bodleian Libraries can be found on their website.
A map of Oxford Libraries can be found here.
Some departments and faculties deliver induction sessions during freshers’ week. Your Department will be in touch to inform you of the format that these will take. If we are advised of the date it will be published below:
Law Undergraduate Induction: via Microsoft Teams
Thursday 8 October 9.15 – 10.15am
Your tutor will hold an inducation with you and your peers during Freshers week, more information on these sessions will follow.
Study Skills Support
At Pembroke we are always keen to help our incoming freshers prepare for academic work at university. This year we are particularly aware of the disruption to your schooling over the last six months, so we wanted to offer you a series of new video guides to various study skills that will set you up well for academic life.
The videos have been made for you by our two specialist study skills tutors – one set for science students, the other set for humanities and social sciences students. Please watch the set of videos below that are relevant to your subject. You will then be invited to log in to a remote Question and Answer session later in September where the tutor will be live and you can ask any questions you might have.
Your specialist study skills tutor is Dr Dyedra Morrissey and you will be invited to her live Q&A on Monday 28 September at 1400BST.
Please make sure you have watched her videos before then:
- Study Skills Intro
- Types of Learning & Work Habits
- Goal Setting
- Tutorials & Lectures
- Reading, Note Taking & Good Academic Practice
- Essay Writing
- Problem Sheets
Humanities and Social Sciences students
Your specialist study skills tutor is Dr Rob McMahon and you will be invited to his live Q&A on Thursday 24 September at 1400BST.
Please make sure you have watched his videos before then:
Individual appointments with Dr McMahon or Dr Morrissey may be available to you during the year, with the agreement of your subject tutor, if there is a particular issue you want to discuss further with them. Please contact Philippa White in the Academic Office, or your tutor, if this is the case.
Our Pembroke website page on Study Skills has helpful links to various general resources.
It is also worth looking at the Oxford Study Skills Centre which produces various information throughout the year.
Reading lists 2020
Some tutors and faculties offer reading lists before Freshers' Week. We will email you a notification if a reading list is added for your course. Please be aware that not all courses offer reading lists.
If you are studying a joint subject, please read all relevant lists. For example, History and English freshers should read the lists for History and ‘English for History and English’.