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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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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:

Tomorrow, 10:30 - 11:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more
Wed 1 May 2024, 14:00 - 14:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more
Mon 13 May 2024, 10:30 - 11:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more
Fri 31 May 2024, 14:00 - 14:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more

Managing procrastination (on campus)

We all procrastinate to some extent. It may even be necessary to let things percolate in the mind before putting pen to paper or finger to keyboard. But when you find that you simply cant get down to work yet dream of handing in the perfect piece of work, that nagging guilt spoils your leisure time, that you are becoming increasingly self-critical about your abilities, then its probably time to tackle your procrastination.

We will seek to understand the causes of procrastination and look at practical ways to overcome it.

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 23 Apr 2024, 13:00 - 14:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more
Tue 7 May 2024, 13:00 - 14:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more
Tue 21 May 2024, 13:00 - 14:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more
Tue 4 Jun 2024, 13:00 - 14:30 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

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 25 Apr 2024, 15:00 - 16:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more
Thu 9 May 2024, 15:00 - 16:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more
Thu 23 May 2024, 15:00 - 16:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more