Ms Sian Neilson
Subject Librarian
Telephone: (01792) 604503
Room: Subject Librarian - 501
Level 05 Floor
Library and Information Centre
Singleton Campus

I am a subject librarian, working on the Singleton Campus. I support the School of Arts & Humanities and the School of Law & Criminology. I support students and researchers through classroom teaching and one-to-one appointments. I can also support research needs via email or other electronic means. I provide support for Literature searching, general search skills, effective use of databases and online resources, and referencing and avoiding plagiarism

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and have a PGCertHE. I mentor Swansea applicants to Fellowship or Assistant Fellowship and I am always keen to develop my understanding of education best practice and apply it in my own teaching. I am a member of CILIP. I am also the chair of the library marketing group nad have a keen interest in the marketing of library services and promoting greater engagement from students and researchers in the support Librarians can offer.


  • EN-M80 Practising Ideas: Advanced Research Skills in English / Contemporary Writing / Welsh Writing in English

    This module is designed to introduce you to key practical and conceptual tools necessary for scholarship at Master¿s level and beyond. The aim is for you to gain the competencies and confidence to complete and enjoy the degree. In a seminar and occasional workshop format, you will practise a range of core professional research skills. You will be encouraged to reflect on your own learning and academic development to become a more independent and self-directed lifelong learner. You will produce a Portfolio of assessed work. These activities will support your work in other MA modules, particularly EN-M41 Research Practice and your EN-M31 Dissertation, while also equipping you with a set of transferable skills that are highly valued by many employers.