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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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Library drop-in (on campus)

Ask us any questions on using the Library's resources or services. Whether it's an IT issue you need solving or where to find support with referencing, essay writing or doing a literature review. This assessment period, we'll be providing guidance on tried and tested approaches to revision and strategies to get you through your assessments. Our Library drop-in gives you the opportunity to speak to a friendly member of the Library and Student Team to get support and guidance.

Drop-ins are open to all University of Manchester students, researchers and staff. In peak times you may need to wait, support and advice will be provided as quickly as possible. You can join the drop-in at any time during the session!

Booking on

We encourage booking onto the event and participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops or tablets to the Library drop-in. If you don't have access to a device, there is equipment to borrow.

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:

Tomorrow, 12:00 - 13:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Wed 24 Jul 2024, 12:00 - 13:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Mon 29 Jul 2024, 12:00 - 13:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Wed 31 Jul 2024, 12:00 - 13:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Mon 5 Aug 2024, 12:00 - 13:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Wed 7 Aug 2024, 12:00 - 13:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Wed 14 Aug 2024, 12:00 - 13:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Fri 16 Aug 2024, 12:00 - 13:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Academic writing: how to plan and develop a structure through analysis (on campus)

Wed 24 Jul 2024, 14:00 - 15:30 BST (GMT+1)

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. Alternatively, you can email us for advice at tls@manchester-uk.libanswers.com.

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Critical analysis: a practical approach (on campus)

Thu 25 Jul 2024, 10:00 - 11:30 BST (GMT+1)

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

Talk to us online via Library Chat now. Alternatively, you can email us for advice at tls@manchester-uk.libanswers.com.

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Information Evaluation and Synthesis for Literature Reviews (on campus)

Tue 30 Jul 2024, 10:00 - 11:30 BST (GMT+1)

This workshop takes as its focus how sources are analysed and selected for literature reviews. In this session, participants will have the opportunity to practice analysis, and reflect on how they select sources and structure their analysis to construct a coherent argument. For the evaluation of information sources, participants will work collaboratively to determine the key arguments, ideas and any limitations. From this, synthesis will ask that these arguments, ideas and any limitations are then combined to be in dialogue with one another. By the end of the workshop, participants should have a good idea of the process of analysis for literature reviews.

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.

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Proofreading: the final stage before submission (on campus)

Tue 30 Jul 2024, 14:00 - 15:30 BST (GMT+1)

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.

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: tls@manchester-uk.libanswers.com.

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Assessment support - applying your knowledge (on campus)

Tue 6 Aug 2024, 12:00 - 13:00 BST (GMT+1)

A workshop focused on taking your revision to the next level by focusing on the connections and links between your course areas. Spend some time exploring how your studies so far piece together to ensure that you are fully prepared for your assessments with strategies to connect, explore and apply your understanding making the crucial links and unlocking your grades. There will be time to connect the strategies in the workshop to your individual circumstances and assessment model with support from our teaching and learning team, including experienced students.

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.

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Assessment support: revision and preparation (on campus)

Thu 8 Aug 2024, 12:00 - 13:00 BST (GMT+1)

A workshop focused on practical revision tips and advice ensuring you maximise your efficiency and focus on the build up to assessments. Come and spend some time with our teaching and learning team to consider how your revision system can be refined, aligning your revision with your assessment for efficient time management. There will be time to connect the workshop to your own specific assessments with support from our team, including experienced students.

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: tls@manchester-uk.libanswers.com.

Find out more

Critical analysis: a practical approach (online)

Wed 14 Aug 2024, 10:00 - 11:30 BST (GMT+1)

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

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: tls@manchester-uk.libanswers.com.

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.

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