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Manage your time: make the most of it!

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

Tomorrow, 10:00 - 11:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Tue 9 Oct 2018, 10:00 - 11:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Wed 31 Oct 2018, 13:00 - 14:30StudentsStaffFullFind 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.

Academic writing: structuring for effective essays

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

Tomorrow, 13:30 - 15:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Thu 4 Oct 2018, 12:00 - 13:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Thu 11 Oct 2018, 10:00 - 11:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Fri 19 Oct 2018, 10:00 - 11:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Thu 25 Oct 2018, 14:00 - 15:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Wed 7 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.

Reflect on your performance: respond to feedback

Thu 27 Sep 2018, 12:00 - 13:30

Reflecting on your performance after completing important tasks can help you to take charge of your own personal development and make positive improvements for the future. At this workshop you will develop strategies for dealing with disappointment, learn how to identify your strengths and weaknesses and make an effective action plan.

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Your literature review: getting started

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

Wed 3 Oct 2018, 13:30 - 15:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Tue 23 Oct 2018, 10:00 - 11:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Mon 29 Oct 2018, 11:00 - 12:30StudentsStaffFullFind 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.

Successful searching

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

Thu 4 Oct 2018, 10:00 - 11:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Wed 24 Oct 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.

Challenging unhelpful thinking habits

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

Thu 11 Oct 2018, 12:00 - 13:30StudentsFullFind out more
Thu 25 Oct 2018, 12:00 - 13:30StudentsFullFind out more
Thu 8 Nov 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.

Searching systematically

Thu 11 Oct 2018, 14:00 - 16:00

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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Managing procrastination

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

Mon 15 Oct 2018, 13:00 - 14:30StudentsFullFind out more
Mon 29 Oct 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.

Managing academic pressure

Tue 23 Oct 2018, 13:00 - 14:30

Feeling stressed due to the amount of academic workload you bear? Do not worry, you are not alone! Although a certain amount of nervous tension will help you to perform to the best of your ability, producing a rush of adrenaline that helps you to focus, if your nerves become extreme they can have the opposite effect. This workshop is designed to help you to manage your anxious feelings during the semester, as these feelings can block your thoughts, create a negative frame of mind and lead you to panic.

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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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