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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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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.

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

Wed 28 Feb 2024, 10:00 - 11:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Thu 21 Mar 2024, 10:00 - 11:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind 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: uml.teachingandlearning@manchester.ac.uk.

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

Thu 29 Feb 2024, 15:00 - 16:30 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more
Thu 14 Mar 2024, 15:00 - 16:30 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more

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. It's run over Zoom, so you'll need to book to receive the link.

We will 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 post-workshop pack including:

  • Presentation slides
  • A link to the dyslexia checklist
  • A document that lists various free-to-access assistive software which includes a video demonstration explaining how to use them.

Important information:

  • This is an information-sharing session and participation is not required. Cameras and microphones are switched off for this reason.
  • There will be an opportunity to ask questions, if needed, at the end of the workshop.
  • Please arrive at the session at least five minutes early. If you're late, you might have to book on to 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 to this session. Instead, please call DASS on 0161 275 7512 (or email dass@manchester.ac.uk) and book a Quick Query appointment with an Advisor.

Booking on:

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

Booking on to 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:

Fri 1 Mar 2024, 14:00 - 14:30 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more
Thu 7 Mar 2024, 13:00 - 13:30 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more
Tue 12 Mar 2024, 10:30 - 11:00 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more
Thu 21 Mar 2024, 13:00 - 13:30 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more