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Managing procrastination

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

Tomorrow, 13:00 - 14:30StudentsFullFind out more
Mon 12 Mar 2018, 13:00 - 14:30StudentsFullFind out more

Do you find it difficult to start a piece of work? Does a nagging guilt spoil your leisure time? Do you tidy your room, check emails or constantly find ways to distract yourself from your work? Do you dream about handing in that 'perfect' piece of work? Are you very self-critical about your ability to work? Do you always find yourself panicking at the last minute? Do you feel drained yet have nothing to show for it? Are you constantly stressed and worried about work? Or your lack of it? Do you feel you are letting yourself down by putting things off? If any of these questions resonate with you, come along to this workshop.You are free to attend this workshop as many times as you would like, if you cannot book on again just drop by.

Searching systematically

Wed 28 Feb 2018, 10:00 - 12:00

Do you struggle replicating a search in a different database? This session will show participants how to replicate a search in four database platforms. This session will raise awareness of some of the search tools useful in replicating searches. Additional support for replicating searches can be found on the Systematic Review Libguide, and the My Learning Essentials - Getting Results: Guides to Searching Databases guide.

This session will run for 90 minutes and there will be 30 minutes at the end for further questions.

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Academic writing: structuring for effective essays

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

Wed 28 Feb 2018, 10:00 - 11:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Thu 15 Mar 2018, 14:00 - 15:30StudentsStaffFullFind 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.

Your literature review: getting started

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

Wed 28 Feb 2018, 14:00 - 15:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Tue 13 Mar 2018, 14:30 - 16:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Thu 22 Mar 2018, 14:00 - 15:30StudentsStaffFullFind 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.

Presentation skills: structuring an effective presentation

Thu 1 Mar 2018, 10:00 - 11:30

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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Challenging unhelpful thinking habits

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

Thu 1 Mar 2018, 12:00 - 13:30StudentsFullFind out more
Thu 15 Mar 2018, 12:00 - 13:30StudentsFullFind out more

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.

Successful searching

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

Thu 1 Mar 2018, 14:00 - 15:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Tue 20 Mar 2018, 14:00 - 15:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more

This session is a workshop to help you think about the basics when searching for information relating to an assignment topic. You will learn a number of different steps which can be taken in order to help refine your results and pinpoint relevant information and resources as quickly as possible. Interactive exercises will give you practical experience of structuring a comprehensive search and help you to develop your own strategies for searching by working through common difficulties.

Researching Mergers and Acquisitions Deals

Fri 9 Mar 2018, 13:00 - 14:00

This practical workshop will introduce you to the key resources on M&A deals. It guides you through Thomson ONE.com'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: uml.bds@manchester.ac.uk if you have any questions; please put "MLE Workshops" in the subject line.

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