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The Counselling and Mental Health Service also offers a wide range of workshops, which are bookable through their website here (

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Do I have dyslexia? (online)

This 30 minute information session will explain what dyslexia (and other specific learning difficulties) are and how to access support. Its run over Zoom, so you'll need to book to receive the link.

Well therefore explain:

  • What Dyslexia is
  • How a checklist might help you decide whether or not to have an assessment
  • How dyslexia can be diagnosed
  • How to get university support if you have dyslexia
  • How to get funding for support if you're a home or overseas student.
  • Where to find free assistive technology software

Afterwards, you'll receive a Welcome pack including:

  • Presentation slides
  • A link to the dyslexia checklist
  • A video demonstration explaining how to use the free assistive technology
  • A DASS Registration form

Important info:

  • This is an information sharing session and so you don't need to actively participate.
  • Please arrive at the session at least five minutes early. If you're late, you might have to book onto another workshop.
  • If you have English as an Additional Language and are on a course with the University Language Centre before starting on another course, don't book on this session. Instead, please call DASS on 0161 275 7512 (or email and book a Quick Query appointment with an advisor.

Booking on

This session will take place on the online video conferencing app Zoom.

Booking onto the session is essential in order to receive the link to join.

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

Tomorrow, 14:00 - 14:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more
Tue 3 Oct 2023, 13:00 - 13:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more
Thu 12 Oct 2023, 14:00 - 14:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more
Mon 16 Oct 2023, 10:00 - 10:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more
Tue 24 Oct 2023, 10:30 - 11:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more

Challenging unhelpful thinking habits (on campus)

We can all fall into unhelpful thinking habits, and when our way of life has changed so much since lockdown, unhelpful thinking habits can make things even worse.

This workshop is suitable for anybody who feels stuck or held back by their patterns of thinking. The aims and objectives are to:

  • Develop a basic understanding of the interplay between thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
  • Recognise how some patterns of thinking are unhelpful and lead to emotions and actions that are not in our best interests.
  • Identify what your unhelpful thinking habits are.
  • Consider alternative more helpful responses and how to practice these.

This workshop has been extended to be an hour and half.

Booking on

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:

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

Thu 28 Sep 2023, 15:00 - 16:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more
Thu 12 Oct 2023, 15:00 - 16:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more
Thu 26 Oct 2023, 15:00 - 16:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more

Reflective writing: how to present your learning experience

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.

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

Fri 6 Oct 2023, 14:00 - 15:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Wed 25 Oct 2023, 10:00 - 11:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more