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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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What makes a journal article credible

Are you unsure what journal articles are? Have you had some feedback to indicate that you should be including better quality literature in your assignments? Then this workshop is for you. In this workshop you will determine the key components of a journal article, building a list of criteria which will then enable you to effectively assess the credibility of an article. Applying this strategy to your University work will add strength to your arguments.

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:

Mon 30 Jan 2023, 11:00 - 12:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Thu 9 Mar 2023, 14:00 - 15:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Reducing the stress of perfectionism

Perfectionism has a way of robbing us of that glow of achievement and ultimately making us miserable. Having high standards is good but not if they make everything in life so challenging that we are exhausted before we have even started!

If you find that you are never really satisfied with your achievements, spend a lot of time procrastinating rather than working and are increasingly self-critical, then this could be the workshop for you.

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:

Tue 31 Jan 2023, 13:00 - 14:30 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more
Tue 14 Feb 2023, 13:00 - 14:30 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more

Mindfulness for concentration

If you are finding it hard to concentrate, have racing thoughts or often feel anxious or overwhelmed then this workshop, run by The University of Manchester Counselling and Mental Health Service, will introduce you to simple techniques to learn about the nature of the mind and what we can do to alleviate stress.

Currently we may be feeling more anxious and uncertain so may benefit from taking some time to focus on what is within our control. Mindfulness practice is a type of meditation which teaches you how to focus your attention towards what is happening in the present moment. This technique has been proven to be very effective in acceptance and management of stress and anxiety as well as coping with pain and illness.

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:

Tue 31 Jan 2023, 16:15 - 17:00 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Tue 7 Feb 2023, 16:15 - 17:00 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Tue 14 Feb 2023, 16:15 - 17:00 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Tue 21 Feb 2023, 16:15 - 17:00 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Organising and writing your literature review

This session is ideal if you are preparing to work on a project, dissertation or extended essay where a literature review component is required. The session will guide you through the different steps of searching, organising and writing a literature review. You will also have the opportunity to plan the next steps of your own literature review.

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:

Wed 1 Feb 2023, 10:00 - 11:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Thu 16 Feb 2023, 10:00 - 11:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Wed 1 Mar 2023, 14:00 - 15:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Library drop-in (online)

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 online 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!

How to book on

Booking onto the event is essential to receive the link and passcode to join. This event will take place on the online video conferencing app Zoom. All University of Manchester students and staff should register at Zoom using their University of Manchester email address, only authenticated users can join this event.

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

Zoom help and support

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:

Wed 1 Feb 2023, 12:00 - 13:00 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Wed 15 Feb 2023, 12:00 - 13:00 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Critical analysis a practical approach

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: 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:

Wed 1 Feb 2023, 14:00 - 15:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Mon 6 Feb 2023, 14:00 - 15:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Tue 21 Feb 2023, 10:00 - 11:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Wed 8 Mar 2023, 10:00 - 11:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Succeeding in your Studies

Thu 2 Feb 2023, 10:30 - 11:30 GMT

Title: Succeed in your Studies

Blurb: This on campus session will take you through some of the most effective ways to learn from lectures, seminars, readings and more. It will give you tips and strategies to allow you to build your own ways of approaching your studies successfully and also touch on what you might be able to do with any feedback from semester one work. After the one hour long session you will be able to:

1) Reflect on a variety of study and learning strategies to select what will work best for you

2) Have a sense from fellow students on what to expect in semester two and how to approach it successfully

3) Use any feedback from prior work to improve your studies and future assessments

This session will be led by Jennie Blake and Dr Nick Weise, both Academic Leads for the Institute of Teaching and Learning and feature Iqra Malik, a current student and member of the Library Student Team

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.

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Challenging unhelpful thinking habits

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 2 Feb 2023, 12:00 - 13:30 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more
Thu 16 Feb 2023, 12:00 - 13:30 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more

Academic writing: structuring for effective essays

This workshop will focus on the skills and techniques needed to plan, structure and write an effective essay. During the workshop you will discover different techniques you can use to structure each of the key sections within an essay. You will participate in a number of activities that will help you to develop your academic writing skills and write more efficiently and effectively.

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 2 Feb 2023, 14:00 - 15:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Tue 14 Feb 2023, 10:00 - 11:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Mon 27 Feb 2023, 14:00 - 15:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Critical reading: getting the most out of your reading

In the workshop you will learn about what it means to read critically. You will develop and practice critical reading skills such as actively engaging with written material through the process of asking questions and noting reactions. You will practice identifying the authors opinion and use of evidence and analysis. Finally you will practice the art of summarizing a text in order to gain a deep understanding of what youve read.

This workshop will also introduce you to software which will help you to actively engage with the text and take notes.

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:

Fri 3 Feb 2023, 11:00 - 12:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Fri 17 Feb 2023, 14:00 - 15:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Thu 2 Mar 2023, 10:00 - 11:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Do I have dyslexia?

This 30 minute information session will explain what dyslexia (and other specific learning difficulties) are and how to access support. Its run over Zoom, so you'll need to book to receive the link.

Well therefore 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 Welcome pack including:

  • Presentation slides
  • A link to the dyslexia checklist
  • A video demonstration explaining how to use the free assistive technology
  • A DASS Registration form

Important info:

  • This is an information sharing session and so you don't need to actively participate.
  • 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 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 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:

Fri 3 Feb 2023, 13:00 - 13:30 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more
Tue 7 Feb 2023, 14:00 - 14:30 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more
Wed 15 Feb 2023, 13:00 - 13:30 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more
Wed 22 Feb 2023, 10:30 - 11:00 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more

Introduction to Searching

In this workshop you will learn how to effectively plan and search for relevant information for an assignment topic. We will explore the different steps which can be taken in order to help refine your results and pinpoint relevant information and resources as quickly as possible. Interactive exercises will give you practical experience of structuring a comprehensive search and help you to develop your own strategies for searching by working through common difficulties.

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:

Tue 7 Feb 2023, 10:00 - 11:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Thu 2 Mar 2023, 14:00 - 15:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Managing procrastination

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. 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:

Tue 7 Feb 2023, 13:00 - 14:30 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more
Tue 21 Feb 2023, 13:00 - 14:30 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more

Training room technology (Drop-in)

Wed 8 Feb 2023, 10:30 - 11:30 GMT

Come along to this drop-in with our Student Team. You can ask questions and play with the technology in the training room. We will also be demonstrating Smart Kapp boards and software for audio and video editing.

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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

Due to popularity, booking onto the event is essential to ensure a place. 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.

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:

Wed 8 Feb 2023, 12:00 - 13:00 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Wed 22 Feb 2023, 12:00 - 13:00 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Academic writing: using references to support your writing

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

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

Wed 8 Feb 2023, 14:00 - 15:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Thu 23 Feb 2023, 10:00 - 11:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Mon 6 Mar 2023, 14:00 - 15:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

How to write an effective introduction

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

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

Thu 9 Feb 2023, 11:00 - 12:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Wed 8 Mar 2023, 14:00 - 15:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Note-taking: record, review, reflect

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

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

Thu 9 Feb 2023, 14:00 - 15:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Tue 28 Feb 2023, 10:00 - 11:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

CoP Reading Group

The Library Community of Practice Reading club is an online reading club that takes places every other month. It consists of discussions via a thread in the Library Teaching Team Community of Practice channel and a synchronous online meeting. Each thread and meeting will focus on one topic of conversation around an academic paper, video, blog post or other prompt. These topics will actively seek out underrepresented voices and perspectives. Topics and prompts can be suggested here: Suggestion Form

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

Mon 13 Feb 2023, 11:00 - 12:00 GMTStaffSpacesFind out more
Tue 11 Apr 2023, 15:00 - 16:00 BST (GMT+1)StaffSpacesFind out more
Wed 7 Jun 2023, 10:00 - 11:00 BST (GMT+1)StaffSpacesFind out more

Proofreading: the final stage before submission

Mon 13 Feb 2023, 14:00 - 15:30 GMT

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.

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Using websites and recognising bias

Wed 15 Feb 2023, 10:00 - 11:30 GMT

In this workshop you will learn about the importance of critically evaluating information which is available via websites and other online sources. You will work with others to discuss how websites are produced for different purposes and present different information. You will create evaluation criteria to apply to websites in order to judge whether theyre appropriate to use in your work.

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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Manage your time: make the most of it!

In this workshop you will evaluate how you currently manage your time and identify areas for improvement. You will learn how to prioritize different commitments and understand the need to re-prioritize when necessary. You will work with others to discuss common challenges faced when trying to manage your time and will have the opportunity to work on developing an approach to time management that suits your needs and preferences.

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 16 Feb 2023, 14:00 - 15:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Tue 7 Mar 2023, 10:00 - 11:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Presentation skills: structuring an effective presentation

Wed 22 Feb 2023, 14:00 - 15:30 GMT

This workshop will outline a strategy to help you structure an effective presentation whether it be for presenting your research, yourself (e.g. for a job interview), or your ideas. It will focus on how to frame a topic and communicate your ideas clearly, emphasizing the value of practising to improve your confidence. You will also have the opportunity to put what you have learnt into practice, working in groups to structure a presentation based on a fun topic which you will then present in a friendly and informal setting.

In addition to this workshop you can attend the complimentary 'Presentation skills: delivering with confidence' workshop which will concentrate on coping with nerves and developing your confidence when carrying out presentations.

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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Presentation skills: delivering with confidence

Fri 3 Mar 2023, 11:00 - 12:30 GMT

This session will focus on the delivery of presentations. Students will be encouraged to develop their delivery skills and to actively plan their presentation to enable them to cope better with nerves and deliver in a more confident manner. Several delivery tips and techniques will be discussed which students will have the opportunity to put into practice by planning and delivering a short, informal presentation.

Booking on

Due to popularity, booking onto the event is essential to ensure a place. Select 'find out more' to book your 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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CoP Reflection Session

Reflection sessions will be opportunities for all the participants to reflect upon their individual practice and wider sector ideas. They take place every other month alternating between asynchronous and on campus sessions. Sessions will include initial reflective prompts to spark both individual and group work and discussion as a wider community around teaching and learning: including AdvanceHE Fellowships, academic papers, presentations and development in teaching practice and pedagogy. We will work together to collect, reflect on and articulate our work, both practical and theoretical.

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

Tue 21 Mar 2023, 10:00 - 11:00 GMTStaffSpacesFind out more
Mon 22 May 2023, 10:00 - 11:00 BST (GMT+1)StaffSpacesFind out more
Thu 27 Jul 2023, 14:00 - 15:00 BST (GMT+1)StaffSpacesFind out more