Learning Resources for Students

There are many resources available to students that you may find useful to support you during your studies and helping you to plan for your career after university. This page contains a compilation of the most relevant and well-respected websites in the following areas:

COVID-19 resources

An International Student's Guide to UK University (COVID-19)

This covers a lot of useful information, such as:

  • A summary of the education sector’s response to COVID-19 and the impact it’s had on students - such as their mental health, which 83% of young people said has declined since the outbreak.
  • How admission requirements and visa extensions are being handled according to the latest guidelines from Ofqual and the Home Office.
  • What changes can be expected in the future - such as 97% of universities aiming to provide in-person learning once lockdown restrictions are lifted.
  • A FAQ section, which addresses some of the most common concerns that international students might have.

General learning resources

American College of Sports Medicine - ACSM advances and integrates scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.

The Association for Physical Education

Gatorade Sports Science Institute – this website provides many articles and papers on a range of sport science topics. It is useful for coursework and extra reading on key topics.

Lucozade Sports Science Academy – this website aims to provide an overview of sports nutrition, in particularly carbohydrate nutrition. It provides articles and reviews as well as useful sport science tools and charts.

The Nutrition Society – provides news, updates and job vacancies in nutrition.

A bibliographic database for sport, fitness and sports medicine.

A peer reviewed site for sports research. This site provides articles on all aspects of sports science, coaching, statistics and other sports related topics.

Bright Knowledge

Bright Knowledge is the essential guide to careers,education and student life

Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. The directory contains information on many different types of distress, as well as articles, news, and events.

To ensure the professionalism of our website, all counsellors are qualified and have insurance cover or proof of membership with a professional body. We have a section on Anxiety here

WikiJob produces content on careers, products and wellness to educate, inform and enlighten our readers.

Discipline-specific learning resources


Excellent site on containing downloads on explanation of the raw EMG, best practices in electromyography.

Andrew Karduna’s Biomechanics Classes on the Web. A gateway to many other Biomechanics L&T sites from many universities.

The Teachers’ Information Service of the ISBS. A gateway to many other Biomechanics L&T sites from many universities.

Some useful animations and literature searches from the Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Essex.


ACSM site detailing all of the education and certification programmes run under the auspices of that organisation.

This is the resource area for Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins that publish McArdle, Katch and Katch Exercise Physiology textbook and many of the books advertised have access to their ‘Student Resouce Center’. This provides a great deal of information including quizzes that are designed to aid learning.

San Diego University’s report on ‘Inquiry-Based Learning in the Exercise Physiology Lab’.

McGraw Hill Online Learning Centre providing information on teaching of and instruction in physiology. Clicking on ‘Instructor Center’ provides two good items - an instructor lab manual and human body case studies.

This website is designed for people studying and teaching Physical Education and Sports Science.

The Physiological Society website containing general information on physiology education.

The American Physiological Society website containing useful information on physiology education in general under headings such as – Education Overview, Archives of Teaching resources, Undergraduate Education, Graduate/Professional Education, Continuing Education. Also contains good additional education links.


The British Psychological Society – provides useful information on psychology.

Postgraduate Resources

National centre for chronic diseases - Surgeon Generals Report.

The one-stop shop for students looking for a postgraduate masters qualification.

Helps you search for PhD opportunities.

The site advertises post-doctoral positions.

The Association for Physical Education.

A database relating to clinical medicine, health care, veterinary medicine, pharmacology and the biosciences such as genetics, physiology and immunology. The database covers over 3,800 journal titles.

Web of Knowledge/Web of Science: The full Web of Science from MIMAS covers 1981 to date. You may search all three indexes simultaneously, or select searching in one index (Science/Social Sciences/Arts) only. Web of science offers enhanced citation searching, including citation searches for all authors, not only the first named, as well as ‘related records’ option which can be used to widen your search results.

Find a postgraduate course.

The first dedicated website in the UK to bring together all the different types of funding opportunities open to potential postgraduates, at both taught and research level.

Much more than just a listing website - compare up to 4 courses on-screen and save your comparisons and individual course info for future reference.

Free online tool specifically designed to make it easier for students to apply and manage their postgraduate applications.


BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.

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