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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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How to write an effective introduction (on campus)

Mon 4 Mar 2024, 14:00 - 15:30 GMT

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. You can email us for us advice and to book one-to-ones: uml.teachingandlearning@manchester.ac.uk

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Academic writing: structuring for effective essays (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. You can email us for us advice and to book one-to-ones: uml.teachingandlearning@manchester.ac.uk

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

Thu 7 Mar 2024, 14:00 - 15:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Wed 20 Mar 2024, 14:00 - 15:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Wed 10 Apr 2024, 10:00 - 11:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

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

Mon 11 Mar 2024, 14:00 - 15:30 GMT

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.

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. You can email us for us advice and to book one-to-ones: uml.teachingandlearning@manchester.ac.uk

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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.

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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!

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.

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 mediaservices@manchester.ac.uk.

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

Tue 12 Mar 2024, 14:00 - 15:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Tue 9 Apr 2024, 14:00 - 15:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

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.

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

Wed 13 Mar 2024, 14:00 - 15:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Mon 8 Apr 2024, 14:00 - 15:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Critical analysis: a practical approach (on campus)

Mon 18 Mar 2024, 14:00 - 15:30 GMT

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.

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.

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

Tue 19 Mar 2024, 10:00 - 11:30 GMT

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. You can email us for us advice and to book one-to-ones: uml.teachingandlearning@manchester.ac.uk

Find out more

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

Thu 21 Mar 2024, 10:00 - 11:30 GMT

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.

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