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Do I have dyslexia?

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

Tomorrow, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Making the most of your mind: how to revise and study more effectively

Tue 6 Mar 2018, 13:00 - 14:30

Have you ever got stuck when you are trying to revise and then ended up losing all motivation to continue, or kept on trying with diminishing returns for your effort? Do you end up cramming at the last minute or find that what you are trying to learn just doesn't stick? This workshop will help you to understand the learning process and the role of memory and sleep in learning. You will learn strategies to help you to complete work on time and make the best use of your willpower - that important but limited resource.

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Proofreading: the final stage before submission

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

Thu 8 Mar 2018, 14:00 - 15:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Tue 20 Mar 2018, 10:00 - 11:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more

Do you find yourself losing marks for referencing, spelling or grammar? This session will highlight how proofreading a written piece of work to a high standard will improve your marks and increase your academic success. You will work with others to define the term proofreading and understand its place in the process of academic writing. Finally, you will get the chance to put what you have learnt into practice, working together as a group to effectively proofread a sample piece of work.

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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Note-taking: record, review, reflect

Tue 13 Mar 2018, 10:00 - 11:30

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.

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Finding Motivation

Tue 13 Mar 2018, 13:00 - 14:30

Do you find it hard to motivate yourself to attend lectures or complete your work? Have you lost sight of why you chose to do your course in the first place? Does it always seem easier to do anything else except your academic work? If so, then come along to the Finding Motivation workshop to seek understanding of why you lack motivation and discover strategies to help you break these habits.

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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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