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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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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

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