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The Counselling and Mental Health Service also offers a wide range of workshops, which are bookable through their website here (

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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

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 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:

Zoom guidance and support

All University of Manchester students and staff should register at 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

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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.

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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:

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