Effective from September 2016, the University has adopted the APA 6th ed. referencing style for most courses. If you’re unsure about the referencing system that your course follows, make sure you find out from your tutors or module leaders. The APA 6th ed. referencing style is a widely recognised style that follows the author/date method that is also used in the Harvard style of referencing. Although similar to Harvard referencing method, there are some differences. Watch the video below to know more about what’s changing and why:
If you’re a second year student who has previously used the Harvard-SHU style, this year (2016/2017) you can choose between APA or Harvard-SHU. However, you will need to switch to APA for the academic year 2017/2018. If you’re currently in your third year, it is up to you – Harvard-SHU or APA. In any case, please check with your tutor before submitting assessment.
In the next couple of weeks, we’ll have a series of posts to help you with the APA referencing system. We’ll share with you some tricks, point you in the direction of useful resources, and also highlight apps that you can use.