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Calm your brain and have a croissant

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

Today, 10:00 - 10:30StudentsFullFind out more
Today, 10:30 - 11:00StudentsFullFind out more
Tomorrow, 10:00 - 10:30StudentsFullFind out more
Tomorrow, 10:30 - 11:00StudentsFullFind out more
Thu 24 May 2018, 10:00 - 10:30StudentsFullFind out more
Thu 24 May 2018, 10:30 - 11:00StudentsFullFind out more
Fri 25 May 2018, 10:00 - 10:30StudentsFullFind out more
Fri 25 May 2018, 10:30 - 11:00StudentsFullFind out more

Finding your coursework overwhelming? Struggling to focus or feeling anxious about exams or deadlines? Come to our drop-in session Calm your brain and have a croissant. Run by The University of Manchester Counselling Service, we'll help you start your day off calm, focused and a little less hungry with some healthy breakfast and a chance to join other students in a relaxing mindfulness session. Don't worry if this session is full, come along anyway!

1:1 Exam support drop-in

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

Today, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Tomorrow, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Thu 24 May 2018, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Fri 25 May 2018, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more

Have you got a question about referencing, literature reviews, how to revise effectively or anything else? Come along to one of our 1:1 Exam support drop-ins and our advisors can help you. Simply pop by at any point during the hour and get your question answered! There's no need to book, just turn up.

Drop everything and...

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

Today, 13:00 - 15:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Fri 25 May 2018, 13:00 - 15:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more

Are you prone to procrastination? Got an assignment coming up and really need to get started? This session is designed to create a friendly and focused environment that motivates you to study without distractions (alongside other focused students). Just come prepared with work to do, you can bring a laptop or use one of ours.

How is the session structured?

There will be 10 minutes at the beginning to grab a drink and get comfortable. Then we will start the timer, and you will have 30 minutes to give your work your full attention. Every half an hour you will be encouraged to take a 10-minute break during which the Library's Student Team will be on hand to chat, offer general advice or recommend new strategies and techniques to help with your studies.

Relax and recharge (no need to book)

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

Today, 17:00 - 17:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Tomorrow, 17:00 - 17:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Thu 24 May 2018, 17:00 - 17:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Fri 25 May 2018, 17:00 - 17:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more

Did you know that taking breaks has been proven to increase your productivity? Even better, putting aside 20 minutes to meditate for three consecutive days can reduce anxiety, improve your mood and reduce your heart rate!

If you'd like some time away from your revision, come along to one of our Relax and recharge drop-in sessions, led by the Library Student Team. Stay for just a few minutes or the whole session, help yourself to free refreshments and try out guided meditation with the Headspace app and MUSE headbands, which will introduce you to a variety of meditation techniques and help you focus your mind. All are welcome, beginners and experienced meditators alike! There's no need to book, just turn up.

Challenging unhelpful thinking habits

Thu 24 May 2018, 12:00 - 13:30

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.

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Academic writing: structuring for effective essays

Thu 24 May 2018, 14:00 - 15:30

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.

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