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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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Searching together

Searching together is an event for students to come together for a fixed amount of time and search for information for their coursework. The aim is to learn and carry out a search strategy on 3 key resources: Library Search; Library databases and Google Scholar, in an informal environment, helping you set aside some dedicated time to practice your search skills and connect with other students. It is a great way to make progress if you are trying to find quality information for your studies or pulling together your literature review for a dissertation.

Whilst two hours doesn't sound like much, it is amazing what you can get done if you really focus. There will be short, scheduled breaks in between searching sessions of 20 minutes, to help keep you motivated and on-task. During the breaks, there will also be time to reflect on some of the challenges facing students and how you might support one another.

To get the most out of this session you need to prepare by completing a pre-session task which will take you about 10 minutes. You can find the task and other details about the session here: https://mleblog.medium.com/searching-together-fab8ecba6d95

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:

Today, 10:00 - 12:00 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Tue 15 Dec 2020, 14:00 - 16:00 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Do I have dyslexia?

This workshop will focus on students who think they might have dyslexia or another specific learning difficulty. We will introduce you to strategies and support available at the University of Manchester and go over the process we follow to test for specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia. As part of the workshop, we will introduce you to text-to-speech and other assistive software and go over mind-mapping as a way to help with writing assignments. Please arrive at the session at least five minutes early.

Please don't book onto this workshop If you have English as an Additional Language and are studying on a course with the University Language Centre to improve your English skills before starting on another programme of study. Instead, please call the Disability Advisory and Support Service on 0161 275 7512 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:

Tomorrow, 13:00 - 13:30 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more
Tue 8 Dec 2020, 10:30 - 11:00 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more
Thu 10 Dec 2020, 13:00 - 13:30 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more
Tue 15 Dec 2020, 10:30 - 11:00 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more
Tue 12 Jan 2021, 10:30 - 11:00 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more
Thu 14 Jan 2021, 13:00 - 13:30 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more
Tue 19 Jan 2021, 10:30 - 11:00 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more
Thu 21 Jan 2021, 13:00 - 13:30 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more
Tue 26 Jan 2021, 10:30 - 11:00 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more
Thu 28 Jan 2021, 13:00 - 13:30 GMTStudentsSpacesFind out more

Writing together

Wed 9 Dec 2020, 14:00 - 16:00 GMT

Writing together is an event for students to come together and write for a fixed amount of time. It is a great way to carve out dedicated time to write and make progress on your written assessments or dissertations. So, please bring a piece of writing you are currently working on.

The event is divided between concentrated writing blocks and scheduled breaks using the Pomodoro Technique to help keep you motivated and on-task. Breaks will be an opportunity to come together to reflect on and discuss some of the challenges we all face as writers at university. Our friendly advisers and Student Team will also be available to share advice and useful strategies.

Find out what to expect from the event and how to prepare in our post here.

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.

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Library drop-in (online)

Do you have a question about using the Library's resources or services? Any question is welcome - whether it's an IT issue you need solving or you would like help with referencing, essay writing or doing a literature review. Our online Library drop-in gives you the opportunity to speak to one of our Library experts to get support and guidance.

Drop-ins are open to all University of Manchester students, researchers and staff; they can get busy so you may have to wait a little while, but we'll try to answer your question as soon as possible. You can join the drop-in at any time during the session. However, booking onto the drop-in is essential in order to receive the link to join.

This session will take place on the online video conferencing app Zoom.

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 11 Dec 2020, 11:00 - 12:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Wed 16 Dec 2020, 14:00 - 15:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more