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Calm your brain and have a croissant

We are running this event more than once on the following dates and times:

Today, 10:00 - 10:30StudentsFullFind out more
Today, 10:30 - 11:00StudentsFullFind out more
Tomorrow, 10:00 - 10:30StudentsFullFind out more
Tomorrow, 10:30 - 11:00StudentsFullFind out more
Thu 24 May 2018, 10:00 - 10:30StudentsFullFind out more
Thu 24 May 2018, 10:30 - 11:00StudentsFullFind out more
Fri 25 May 2018, 10:00 - 10:30StudentsFullFind out more
Fri 25 May 2018, 10:30 - 11:00StudentsFullFind out more

Finding your coursework overwhelming? Struggling to focus or feeling anxious about exams or deadlines? Come to our drop-in session Calm your brain and have a croissant. Run by The University of Manchester Counselling Service, we'll help you start your day off calm, focused and a little less hungry with some healthy breakfast and a chance to join other students in a relaxing mindfulness session. Don't worry if this session is full, come along anyway!

Researching Mergers and Acquisitions Deals

Tomorrow, 13:00 - 14:00

This practical workshop will introduce you to the key resources on M&A deals. It guides you through Thomson's Deals module where you will find trends in the global M&A market and league tables. You will also get the chance to develop your ability to obtain detailed information on M&A deals and configure your own report output.

Please email: if you have any questions; please put "MLE Workshops" in the subject line.

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Challenging unhelpful thinking habits

Thu 24 May 2018, 12:00 - 13:30

Sometimes it is easy to find yourself falling into patterns of thinking which are unhelpful and lead to actions that are not in your best interests or the interests of others. Taking a step back from these thoughts is hard, but if you do you will notice the impact they can have on your life. These thoughts are often responsible for feelings of anxiety, low mood and other negative emotions. If you suffer from any of these feelings then come along to this workshop, run by The University of Manchester Counselling Service, and learn about methods you can use to challenge these thoughts and emotions. At this workshop you will be encouraged to identify your negative thinking habits and to consider alternative and more helpful responses to them.

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Academic writing: structuring for effective essays

We are running this event more than once on the following dates and times:

Thu 24 May 2018, 14:00 - 15:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Thu 28 Jun 2018, 11:00 - 12:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more

This workshop will focus on the skills and techniques needed to plan, structure and write an effective essay. During the workshop you will discover different techniques you can use to structure each of the key sections within an essay. You will participate in a number of activities that will help you to develop your academic writing skills and write more efficiently and effectively.

Beginners' reference management with EndNote

Tue 29 May 2018, 11:00 - 12:30

This hands-on session will introduce you to the EndNote reference management software, a tool to help with managing your references and creating citations and bibliographies in different formats. The workshop will help to get you started using EndNote to manage references, annotate the PDFs of articles attached to your reference data and to generate bibliographies in over 5000 different styles.

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Fri 1 Jun 2018, 13:00 - 14:00

Thomson Reuters Datastream is a key resource for researchers who need to gather large amounts of quantitative company and financial markets data. We will walk you through these steps:

1] Create basic types of data request (static and time series).

2] Lookup equities and data items available using the Datastream Navigator.

3] Use Datastreams Excel Add-In to create portfolio lists and retrieve data.

The session lasts for 1 hour. Please email if you have any questions and put MLE workshops in the subject line.

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Do I have dyslexia?

Mon 4 Jun 2018, 14:30 - 16:00

This workshop will focus on students who think they might have dyslexia. We will introduce you to the strategies and support might be available at the University of Manchester and go over the process we follow to test for specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia. As part of the workshop, we will introduce you to text-to-speech and other assistive software and go over mind-mapping as a way to help with writing assignments. Please arrive at the session five minutes early to allow time to log onto the laptops.

Please don't book onto this workshop If you have English as an Additional Language and are studying on a course with the University Language Centre to improve your English skills before starting on another programme of study. Instead, please call the Disability Advisory and Support Service on 0161 275 7512 and book a Quick Query appointment with an advisor.

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Discover your approach to learning

Tue 19 Jun 2018, 14:00 - 15:30

This workshop will introduce you to some different approaches to learning. You will discuss why it is important to recognise your approach and you will consider how having an insight into the way you process information can help you with your studies. You will leave with useful strategies for completing academic tasks such as reading, writing, revision and attending lectures and seminars.

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Critical reading: getting the most out of your reading

Thu 28 Jun 2018, 14:00 - 15:30

In this workshop, you will go over key skills for effective critical reading. You will learn and practise techniques to help you identify key points and main ideas and gain an understanding about what is required to read critically. There will also be opportunities to discuss strategies for making connections between different articles, journals or other materials in order to aid understanding. Feel free to bring your own reading assignments to use during the session.

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