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Your literature review: getting started

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

Tomorrow, 10:00 - 11:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Mon 29 Oct 2018, 11:00 - 12:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Fri 16 Nov 2018, 10:00 - 11:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Wed 21 Nov 2018, 10:00 - 11:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more

This session is ideal if you are preparing to work on a project, dissertation or extended essay where a literature review component is required. The session will give you an understanding of the purpose and importance of the literature review as a piece of work. You will also have the opportunity to build a timeline of further activity in order to enable you to prepare to write your literature review.

Academic writing for exams

Thu 25 Oct 2018, 10:00 - 11:30

This workshop will focus on the skills and techniques needed to prepare for and write in exam conditions. During this workshop you will identify the similarities and differences between writing for assignments and writing in exams in order to generate a strategy for approaching exam questions. You will work with others to break down exam questions using techniques that will enable you to plan and structure your answers with success. You will also discuss methods to help you to work within time constraints, which will boost your confidence when taking exams.

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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 25 Oct 2018, 14:00 - 15:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Thu 1 Nov 2018, 12:00 - 13:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Wed 7 Nov 2018, 10:00 - 11:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Mon 12 Nov 2018, 10:30 - 12:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Thu 22 Nov 2018, 10:00 - 11:30StudentsStaffFullFind 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.

Note-taking: record, review, reflect

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

Wed 31 Oct 2018, 10:00 - 11:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Wed 14 Nov 2018, 14:00 - 15:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more

This workshop will help you to develop a more efficient approach to note-taking. In the session you will hear about strategies that will help you to be more critical and purposeful when assessing and recording information. You will get the chance to try out a range of note-taking techniques and develop strategies that suit you. Finally, you will learn how to develop your critical analysis skills and deepen your understanding by returning to your notes to review and reflect on the material.

Manage your time: make the most of it!

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

Wed 31 Oct 2018, 13:00 - 14:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Thu 15 Nov 2018, 14:30 - 16:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more

In this workshop you will evaluate how you currently manage your time and identify areas for improvement. You will learn how to prioritize different commitments and understand the need to re-prioritize when necessary. You will work with others to discuss common challenges faced when trying to manage your time and will have the opportunity to work on developing an approach to time management that suits your needs and preferences.

Presentation skills: structuring an effective presentation

Wed 7 Nov 2018, 14:00 - 15:30

This workshop will outline a strategy to help you structure an effective presentation whether it be for presenting your research, yourself (e.g. for a job interview), or your ideas. It will focus on how to frame a topic and communicate your ideas clearly, emphasizing the value of practising to improve your confidence. You will also have the opportunity to put what you have learnt into practice, working in groups to structure a presentation based on a fun topic which you will then present in a friendly and informal setting.

In addition to this workshop you can attend the complimentary 'Presentation skills: delivering with confidence' workshop which will concentrate on coping with nerves and developing your confidence when carrying out presentations.

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Presentation skills: delivering with confidence

Thu 8 Nov 2018, 14:00 - 15:30

This session will focus on the delivery of presentations. Students will be encouraged to develop their delivery skills and to actively plan their presentation to enable them to cope better with nerves and deliver in a more confident manner. Several delivery tips and techniques will be discussed which students will have the opportunity to put into practice by planning and delivering a short, informal presentation.

Students will benefit from attending 'Presentation skills: structuring an effective presentation' in addition to this workshop. This additional workshop compliments to content of Presentation skills: delivering your presentation with confidence by outlining a strategy to assist you with achieving a good structure when presenting and how to frame a topic effectively in order to communicate it clearly.

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