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Do I have dyslexia?

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

Fri 19 Oct 2018, 15:00 - 16:30StudentsFullFind out more
Mon 22 Oct 2018, 10:00 - 11:30StudentsFullFind out more
Wed 31 Oct 2018, 15:00 - 16:30StudentsFullFind out more
Tue 6 Nov 2018, 10:00 - 11:30StudentsFullFind out more
Wed 14 Nov 2018, 10:00 - 11:30StudentsFullFind out more
Thu 22 Nov 2018, 14:00 - 15:30StudentsFullFind out more

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.

Mindfulness for concentration

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

Tue 23 Oct 2018, 16:15 - 17:00StudentsFullFind out more
Tue 30 Oct 2018, 16:15 - 17:00StudentsFullFind out more
Tue 6 Nov 2018, 16:15 - 17:00StudentsFullFind out more
Tue 13 Nov 2018, 16:15 - 17:00StudentsFullFind out more
Tue 20 Nov 2018, 16:15 - 17:00StudentsFullFind out more

Do you find it difficult to concentrate? Do you struggle with racing thoughts and often feel anxious or overwhelmed? This workshop, run by The University of Manchester Counselling Service, will cover a variety of practical, simple techniques to help still the mind and reduce anxiety. It will introduce you to mindfulness practice; a type of meditation which turns your attention towards what is happening in the present moment and allows you to take a step back from your anxious thoughts. This technique has been proven to be very effective in managing chronic stress and anxiety as well as pain and illness.

Challenging unhelpful thinking habits

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

Thu 25 Oct 2018, 12:00 - 13:30StudentsFullFind out more
Thu 8 Nov 2018, 12:00 - 13:30StudentsFullFind out more
Thu 22 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.

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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Reflective writing: how to present your learning experience

Tue 20 Nov 2018, 10:00 - 11:30

This workshop will assist you with developing a strategy for approaching and completing a piece of reflective writing. You will work with others to think about the way that you communicate what you have experienced and learnt in order to complete an assessed piece of work, to write the personal statement part of a job application, or to effectively present your personal development.

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