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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:

Today, 10:30 - 11:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more
Thu 29 Apr 2021, 13:00 - 13:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsSpacesFind out more

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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:

Tomorrow, 10:00 - 12:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Tue 4 May 2021, 14:00 - 16:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Wed 19 May 2021, 10:00 - 12:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Tue 1 Jun 2021, 14:00 - 16:00 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.

Can't make this session? Talk to us online via Library Chat now, or send us an email: uml.teachingandlearning@manchester.ac.uk.

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.

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:

Thu 29 Apr 2021, 10:00 - 12:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Tue 11 May 2021, 14:00 - 16:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Thu 27 May 2021, 14:00 - 16:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Tue 8 Jun 2021, 10:00 - 12:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Library drop-in (online)

We are here to support you throughout the assessment period! Ask us any questions on assessments or on using the Library's resources or services. 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.

Can't make this session? Talk to us online via Library Chat now, or send us an email: uml.teachingandlearning@manchester.ac.uk.

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. 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:

Fri 30 Apr 2021, 11:00 - 12:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Wed 5 May 2021, 14:00 - 15:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Mon 10 May 2021, 14:00 - 15:30 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more

Revising together

Revising Together is an event for students to come together for a fixed amount of time to prepare for their assessments. The aim is to explore new revision strategies and techniques which can be put into practice during the concentrated session blocks. It is a great way to set aside dedicated time for your revision, try out new strategies and connect with other students.

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

Whilst two hours doesnt sound like much, it is amazing what you can get done if you really focus. There will be short, scheduled breaks in between revising 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 how you might support one another.

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. 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.

Can't make this session? More dates are released regularly, or why not talk to us online today via Library Chat or send us an email: uml.teachingandlearning@manchester.ac.uk

We are running this event more than once on the following dates and times:

Wed 12 May 2021, 10:00 - 12:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Tue 18 May 2021, 14:00 - 16:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Tue 25 May 2021, 10:00 - 12:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more
Wed 2 Jun 2021, 10:00 - 12:00 BST (GMT+1)StudentsStaffSpacesFind out more