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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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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:

Mon 20 Sep 2021, 15:00 - 16:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more
Tue 21 Sep 2021, 10:30 - 11:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more
Mon 27 Sep 2021, 14:00 - 15:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more
Thu 30 Sep 2021, 13:00 - 14:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more
Wed 6 Oct 2021, 12:30 - 13:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more
Fri 8 Oct 2021, 13:00 - 14:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more

Mindfulness for concentration

If you are finding it hard to concentrate, have racing thoughts or often feel anxious or overwhelmed then this Zoom 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

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.

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 guidance and support

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 28 Sep 2021, 16:15 - 17:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Tue 5 Oct 2021, 16:15 - 17:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Tue 12 Oct 2021, 16:15 - 17:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Tue 19 Oct 2021, 16:15 - 17:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

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 prioritise different commitments and understand the need to re-prioritise 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

This workshop will take place on-campus.

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 29 Sep 2021, 11:00 - 12:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Mon 18 Oct 2021, 14:00 - 15:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Successful 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

This workshop will take place on-campus.

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 29 Sep 2021, 14:00 - 15:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Tue 12 Oct 2021, 11:00 - 12:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Wed 27 Oct 2021, 11:00 - 12:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Academic writing: referencing in your writing

This workshop will focus on effectively referencing sources in your writing. We will look at different ways to incorporate sources including: quotation, summarising and citation. We will also discuss what is appropriate for each method and how to smoothly integrate references into your own writing while simultaneously giving clarity to your own opinion and voice.

Booking on

This workshop will take place on-campus.

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 30 Sep 2021, 11:00 - 12:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Wed 13 Oct 2021, 11:00 - 12:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Mon 25 Oct 2021, 14:00 - 13:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind 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.

Booking on

This workshop will take place on-campus.

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 5 Oct 2021, 11:00 - 12:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Thu 21 Oct 2021, 11:00 - 12:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Library drop-in. On-campus

Tue 5 Oct 2021, 14:00 - 15:00 BST (GMT+1)

Ask us any questions on using the Library's resources or services. Whether its an IT issue you need solving or where to find support with referencing, essay writing or doing a literature review. Our online Library drop-in gives you the opportunity to speak to a friendly member of 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

This drop-in will take place on-campus.

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

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Writing together

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.

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

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.

How to book 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.

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 guidance and support

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 6 Oct 2021, 14:00 - 16:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Fri 5 Nov 2021, 11:00 - 13:00 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind 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.

How to book on

This workshop will take place on-campus.

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 Oct 2021, 11:00 - 12:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Wed 20 Oct 2021, 11:00 - 12:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Tue 2 Nov 2021, 11:00 - 12:30 GMTStudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Finding motivation

Mon 11 Oct 2021, 13:00 - 14:00 BST (GMT+1)

Do you find it hard to motivate yourself to attend lectures or complete your work? Have you lost sight of why you chose to do your course in the first place? Does it always seem easier to do anything else except your academic work? If so, then come along to the Finding Motivation workshop to seek understanding of why you lack motivation and discover strategies to help you break these habits.

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.

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 guidance and support

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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Reducing the stress of perfectionism

Tue 12 Oct 2021, 13:00 - 14:30 BST (GMT+1)

Do you impose impossibly high standards on yourself? Standards that you can never quite reach no matter how hard you try? Are you prone to self-criticism and procrastination? If so, then do not worry because you are not alone! Come along to our workshop to learn more about the psychology of perfectionism, how it can affect you studies and the methods you can use to challenge it.

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.

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 guidance and support

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

Thu 14 Oct 2021, 12:00 - 13:00 BST (GMT+1)

Sometimes it is easy to find yourself falling into patterns of thinking which are unhelpful and lead to actions that are not in your best interests or the interests of others. Taking a step back from these thoughts is hard, but if you do you will notice the impact they can have on your life. These thoughts are often responsible for feelings of anxiety, low mood and other negative emotions. If you suffer from any of these feelings then come along to this workshop, run by The University of Manchester Counselling Service, and learn about methods you can use to challenge these thoughts and emotions. At this workshop you will be encouraged to identify your negative thinking habits and to consider alternative and more helpful responses to them.

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.

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 guidance and support

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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Critical analysis a practical approach

Thu 14 Oct 2021, 14:00 - 16:00 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: 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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Managing procrastination

Tue 19 Oct 2021, 13:00 - 14:30 BST (GMT+1)

Do you find it difficult to start a piece of work? Does a nagging guilt spoil your leisure time? Do you tidy your room, check emails or constantly find ways to distract yourself from your work? Do you dream about handing in that 'perfect' piece of work? Are you very self-critical about your ability to work? Do you always find yourself panicking at the last minute? Do you feel drained yet have nothing to show for it? Are you constantly stressed and worried about work? Or your lack of it? Do you feel you are letting yourself down by putting things off? If any of these questions resonate with you, come along to this workshop. You are free to attend this workshop as many times as you would like, if you cannot book on again just drop by.

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.

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 guidance and support

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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Presentation skills: delivering with confidence

Fri 29 Oct 2021, 11:00 - 12:30 BST (GMT+1)

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.

Book on

This workshop will take place on-campus.

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