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Reflect on your performance: respond to feedback

Today, 10:30 - 12:00

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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Reflective writing: how to present your learning experience

Tomorrow, 10:30 - 12:00

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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Do I have dyslexia?

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

Mon 26 Feb 2018, 11:00 - 12:30StudentsFullFind out more
Wed 7 Mar 2018, 10:00 - 11:30StudentsFullFind out more
Mon 12 Mar 2018, 11:00 - 12:30StudentsFullFind out more
Wed 21 Mar 2018, 14:30 - 16:00StudentsFullFind 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.

Presentation skills: delivering with confidence

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

Tue 27 Feb 2018, 14:00 - 15:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Thu 15 Mar 2018, 10:00 - 11:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more

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.

Mindfulness for concentration

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

Tue 27 Feb 2018, 16:15 - 17:00StudentsFullFind out more
Tue 6 Mar 2018, 16:15 - 17:00StudentsFullFind out more
Tue 13 Mar 2018, 16:15 - 17:00StudentsFullFind out more
Tue 20 Mar 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 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.

Discover your approach to learning

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

Tue 6 Mar 2018, 10:00 - 11:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Wed 21 Mar 2018, 10:00 - 11:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more

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.

Group work: play to your strengths

Wed 14 Mar 2018, 15:00 - 17:00

Are you a creative thinker, an organiser, a leader or a diplomat? Come along to this workshop if you want to find out where you fit and what you can bring to a piece of group work. You will learn to understand not only your own strengths but the strengths of others in your group in order maximise the success of your project.

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