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/).
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.
- 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org) and book a Quick Query appointment with an Advisor.
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:
|Wed 17 Jan 2024, 10:30 - 11:00 GMT||Find out more|
|Tue 23 Jan 2024, 14:00 - 14:30 GMT||Find out more|
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.
Critical analysis: a practical approach (online)
In this session you will use a model for critical analysis to inform your critical thinking and support your analysing of new information. The model will move you from observing a source to connecting it to your own knowledge, and guide you in critically examining the new knowledge in the context of what you already understand. We will have some examples to use on the day, but you are certainly welcome to bring a chapter, image or other item from within your own subject to practice with.
This event will take place on the online video conferencing app Zoom.us. Booking onto the event is essential to receive the link and passcode to join. Select 'find out more' to book your place!
Zoom support and guidance
All University of Manchester students and staff should register at Zoom.us using their University of Manchester email address, only authenticated users can join this event. Help and support with using Zoom is provided by Media Services. Updates are posted to the Media Services website, and you can contact the team by emailing email@example.com.
Proofreading: the final stage before submission (on campus)
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.