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Workshops

The Counselling and Mental Health Service also offers a wide range of workshops, which are bookable through their website here (http://www.counsellingservice.manchester.ac.uk/workshops/).

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Academic writing: using references to support your writing (on campus)

This workshop will focus on how to reference sources in your writing. We will consider different ways of incorporating the work of others into your writing including using quotations, summarising and paraphrasing. We will also discuss how to find the right balance between the work of others (references and data), and your own voice in your academic writing by adding in your own analysis and connecting your ideas to your main argument in order to answer the assignment question.

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Due to popularity, booking onto the event is essential to ensure a place.

Further support

Talk to us online via Library Chat now. Alternatively, you can email us for advice at tls@manchester-uk.libanswers.com.

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

Tue 16 Apr 2024, 10:00 - 11:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Thu 2 May 2024, 10:00 - 11:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Fri 17 May 2024, 14:00 - 15:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Wed 29 May 2024, 14:00 - 15:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Critical reading: getting the most out of your reading (on campus)

In the workshop you will learn about what it means to read critically. You will develop and practice critical reading skills such as actively engaging with written material through the process of asking questions and noting reactions. You will practice identifying the authors opinion and use of evidence and analysis. Finally you will practice the art of summarizing a text in order to gain a deep understanding of what you've read.

This workshop will also introduce you to software which will help you to actively engage with the text and take notes.

Booking on

Due to popularity, booking onto the event is essential to ensure a place.

Further support

Talk to us online via Library Chat now. Alternatively, you can email us for advice at tls@manchester-uk.libanswers.com.

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

Tue 16 Apr 2024, 15:00 - 16:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Wed 1 May 2024, 10:00 - 11:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Wed 15 May 2024, 14:00 - 15:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Thu 30 May 2024, 10:00 - 11:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Introduction to Searching (on campus)

Wed 17 Apr 2024, 10:00 - 11:30 BST (GMT+1)

In this workshop you will learn how to effectively plan and search for relevant information for an assignment topic. We will explore the 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.

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Due to popularity, booking onto the event is essential to ensure a place.

Further support

Talk to us online via Library Chat now. Alternatively, you can email us for advice at tls@manchester-uk.libanswers.com.

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Note-making: record, review, reflect (on campus)

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.

How to book on

Due to popularity, booking onto the event is essential to ensure a place.

Further support

Talk to us online via Library Chat now. Alternatively, you can email us for advice at tls@manchester-uk.libanswers.com.

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

Wed 17 Apr 2024, 14:00 - 15:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Wed 8 May 2024, 10:00 - 11:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

What makes a journal article credible? (on campus)

Fri 19 Apr 2024, 10:00 - 11:30 BST (GMT+1)

Are you unsure what journal articles are? Have you had some feedback to indicate that you should be including better quality literature in your assignments? Then this workshop is for you. In this workshop you will determine the key components of a journal article, building a list of criteria which will then enable you to effectively assess the credibility of an article. Applying this strategy to your University work will add strength to your arguments.

Booking on

Due to popularity, booking onto the event is essential to ensure a place.

Further support

Talk to us online via Library Chat now. Alternatively, you can email us for advice at tls@manchester-uk.libanswers.com.

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How to write an effective introduction (on campus)

Writing an introduction can be tricky. A good introduction should be concise, brief and engaging, providing the reader with an overview of the topic. At this workshop you will hear about how to write and structure an effective introduction and discuss the different elements which can be included. At the end, you will also have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have related to introductions.

Booking on

Due to popularity, booking onto the event is essential to ensure a place.

Further support

Talk to us online via Library Chat now. Alternatively, you can email us for advice at tls@manchester-uk.libanswers.com.

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

Wed 24 Apr 2024, 10:00 - 11:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Wed 8 May 2024, 14:00 - 15:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Academic writing: how to plan and develop a structure through analysis (on campus)

This session focuses on the development of ideas and the creation of connections between ideas and sources to produce a strong structure for written assignments. It works through a method of breaking down the question as an approach to planning a structured response. There will be the opportunity to work in groups to practise this, creating a response to a choice of assignments.

Booking on

Due to popularity, booking onto the event is essential to ensure a place.

Further support

Talk to us online via Library Chat now. Alternatively, you can email us for advice at tls@manchester-uk.libanswers.com.

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

Wed 24 Apr 2024, 14:00 - 15:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Fri 10 May 2024, 10:00 - 11:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Mon 20 May 2024, 14:00 - 15:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Proofreading: the final stage before submission (on campus)

Wed 1 May 2024, 14:00 - 15:30 BST (GMT+1)

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.

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Due to popularity, booking onto the event is essential to ensure a place.

Further support

Can't make this session? Talk to us online via Library Chat now, or send us an email: tls@manchester-uk.libanswers.com.

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Reflective writing: how to write critically about your learning experience (on campus)

This workshop will give you practical experience of producing a piece of reflective writing, taking you through one possible model of reflective writing (Gibbs 1998). In the session you will learn about the conventions of reflective writing and how it differs from academic essay writing, before having the chance to write a draft of several key elements of a reflective writing piece, working with and receiving feedback from others in the group.

Booking on

Due to popularity, booking onto the event is essential to ensure a place.

Further support

Talk to us online via Library Chat now. Alternatively, you can email us for advice at tls@manchester-uk.libanswers.com.

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

Thu 2 May 2024, 14:00 - 15:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Wed 22 May 2024, 10:00 - 11:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more