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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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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:

Wed 29 Jun 2022, 10:00 - 11:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Thu 21 Jul 2022, 14:00 - 15:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

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 29 Jun 2022, 12:00 - 13:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Wed 13 Jul 2022, 12:00 - 13:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind 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:

Wed 29 Jun 2022, 13:00 - 13:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more
Wed 6 Jul 2022, 13:00 - 13:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more
Tue 12 Jul 2022, 10:30 - 11:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more
Wed 20 Jul 2022, 14:00 - 14:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more

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 29 Jun 2022, 14:00 - 16:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Wed 13 Jul 2022, 10:00 - 12:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Wed 27 Jul 2022, 14:00 - 16:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Proofreading: the final stage before submission

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:

Thu 30 Jun 2022, 11:00 - 12:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Thu 21 Jul 2022, 11:00 - 12:30 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.

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 30 Jun 2022, 14:00 - 15:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Tue 12 Jul 2022, 14:00 - 15:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind 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:

Tue 5 Jul 2022, 14:00 - 15:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Thu 28 Jul 2022, 11:00 - 12:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind 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 6 Jul 2022, 10:00 - 11:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Tue 2 Aug 2022, 14:00 - 15:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind 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 6 Jul 2022, 12:00 - 13:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Wed 20 Jul 2022, 12:00 - 13:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind 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 7 Jul 2022, 10:00 - 11:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Tue 26 Jul 2022, 11:00 - 12:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Critical reading: getting the most out of your reading

Wed 13 Jul 2022, 14:00 - 15:30 BST (GMT+1)

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.

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Academic writing: using references to support your writing

Wed 20 Jul 2022, 10:00 - 11:30 BST (GMT+1)

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

Find out more