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Do I have dyslexia?

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

Today, 12:30 - 14:00StudentsFullFind out more
Wed 1 May 2019, 10:00 - 11:30StudentsFullFind out more
Tue 7 May 2019, 14:30 - 16:00StudentsFullFind out more

This workshop will focus on students who think they might have dyslexia. We will introduce you to the strategies and support might be 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 five minutes early to allow time to log onto the laptops.

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.

Managing procrastination

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

Mon 29 Apr 2019, 13:00 - 14:30StudentsFullFind out more
Mon 20 May 2019, 13:00 - 14:30StudentsFullFind out more

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.

Datastream

Mon 29 Apr 2019, 13:00 - 14:00

Refinitiv Datastream is a key resource for researchers who need to gather large amounts of quantitative company and financial markets data.

Create basic types of request in Datastream.

Use Datastream Navigator's basic search and explore features.

Use Datastream Advance for Office (Excel add-in) to obtain data.

Use Datastream Advance for Office to create an equity list.

If you are not registered for a taught module in Alliance MBS building please email uml.teachingandlearning@manchester.ac.uk to arrange for someone to let you into the building as only these students have access, you are still welcome to attend the workshop!

Please email uml.teachingandlearning@manchester.ac.uk if you have any questions.

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Academic writing: structuring for effective essays

Tue 30 Apr 2019, 10:00 - 11:30

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.

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Get prepared: top tips for managing exam stress

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

Tue 30 Apr 2019, 13:00 - 14:00StudentsFullFind out more
Tue 7 May 2019, 13:00 - 14:00StudentsFullFind out more
Tue 14 May 2019, 13:00 - 14:00StudentsFullFind out more

Feeling nervous before your exams? Do not worry, you are not alone! Although a certain amount of nervous tension will help you to perform to the best of your ability in exams, producing a rush of adrenaline that helps you to focus, if your nerves become extreme they can have the opposite effect. This workshop is designed to help you to manage your anxious feelings during the revision period, as these feelings can block your thoughts, create a negative frame of mind and lead you to panic.

Manage your time: make the most of it!

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

Tue 30 Apr 2019, 14:30 - 16:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Wed 8 May 2019, 14:00 - 15:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more

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.

Mindfulness for concentration

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

Tue 30 Apr 2019, 16:15 - 17:00StudentsFullFind out more
Tue 7 May 2019, 16:15 - 17:00StudentsFullFind out more
Tue 14 May 2019, 16:15 - 17:00StudentsFullFind out more
Tue 21 May 2019, 16:15 - 17:00StudentsFullFind out more
Tue 28 May 2019, 16:15 - 17:00StudentsFullFind out more

Do you find it difficult to concentrate? Do you struggle with racing thoughts and often feel anxious or overwhelmed? This workshop, run by The University of Manchester Counselling Service, will cover a variety of practical, simple techniques to help still the mind and reduce anxiety. It will introduce you to mindfulness practice; a type of meditation which turns your attention towards what is happening in the present moment and allows you to take a step back from your anxious thoughts. This technique has been proven to be very effective in managing chronic stress and anxiety as well as pain and illness.

Library drop-in sessions

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

Wed 1 May 2019, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Wed 8 May 2019, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Wed 15 May 2019, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Wed 22 May 2019, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Wed 29 May 2019, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Wed 5 Jun 2019, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Wed 12 Jun 2019, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Wed 19 Jun 2019, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more

Do you need help completing a literature review, understanding EndNote software or searching databases? Come along to our Library drop in and ask. There's no need to book, just turn up on the day!

Maths, stats and data handling drop-in (AGLC)

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

Wed 1 May 2019, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Wed 8 May 2019, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Wed 15 May 2019, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Wed 22 May 2019, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Wed 29 May 2019, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more

Have you got a burning question that you need a quick answer to?

Something like:

What methods could I use to solve this problem?

What conclusions can I draw from this data?

How do I choose which graph to use to represent this data?

Come along to our maths, stats and data handling drop-in and ask it! There's no need to book, just turn up on the day.

Academic writing for exams

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

Wed 1 May 2019, 14:00 - 15:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Fri 10 May 2019, 10:30 - 12:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Thu 16 May 2019, 14:00 - 15:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Wed 22 May 2019, 14:00 - 15:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more

This workshop will focus on the skills and techniques needed to prepare for and write in exam conditions. During this workshop you will identify the similarities and differences between writing for assignments and writing in exams in order to generate a strategy for approaching exam questions. You will work with others to break down exam questions using techniques that will enable you to plan and structure your answers with success. You will also discuss methods to help you to work within time constraints, which will boost your confidence when taking exams.

Academic writing: referencing in your writing

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

Thu 2 May 2019, 10:00 - 11:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Tue 7 May 2019, 10:00 - 11:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more

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.

Challenging unhelpful thinking habits

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

Thu 2 May 2019, 12:00 - 13:30StudentsFullFind out more
Thu 16 May 2019, 12:00 - 13:30StudentsFullFind out more
Thu 30 May 2019, 12:00 - 13:30StudentsFullFind out more

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.

Maths, stats and data handling drop-in (North Campus)

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

Thu 2 May 2019, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Thu 9 May 2019, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Thu 16 May 2019, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Thu 23 May 2019, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Thu 30 May 2019, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more

Have you got a burning question that you need a quick answer to?

Something like:

What methods could I use to solve this problem?

What conclusions can I draw from this data?

How do I choose which graph to use to represent this data?

Come along to our maths, stats and data handling drop-in and ask it! There's no need to book, just turn up on the day.

Proofreading: the final stage before submission

Fri 3 May 2019, 10:30 - 12:00

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.

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Maths Club

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

Fri 3 May 2019, 12:00 - 14:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Fri 10 May 2019, 12:00 - 14:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more

Are you working on some maths, stats, engineering or data analysis? Come along to maths club where you can work in a focussed and supportive environment with like-minded people, and there will be some staff on hand to answer any questions you have along the way.

This is an informal session so theres no need to book, just turn up and get working!

How to write an effective introduction

Wed 8 May 2019, 10:00 - 11:30

Writing an introduction can be tricky. A good introduction should be concise, brief and engaging, providing the reader with an overview of the topic. At this workshop you will hear about how to write and structure an effective introduction and discuss the different elements which can be included. At the end, you will also have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have related to introductions.

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1:1 Exam support drop-in

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

Mon 13 May 2019, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Wed 15 May 2019, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Fri 17 May 2019, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Mon 20 May 2019, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Wed 22 May 2019, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Fri 24 May 2019, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Wed 29 May 2019, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Fri 31 May 2019, 12:00 - 13:00StudentsStaffFullFind out more

Have you got a question about referencing, literature reviews, how to revise effectively or anything else? Come along to one of our 1:1 Exam support drop-ins and our advisors can help you. Simply pop by at any point during the hour and get your question answered! There's no need to book, just turn up.

Reducing the stress of perfectionism

Mon 13 May 2019, 13:00 - 14:30

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.

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Relax and recharge (no need to book)

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

Mon 13 May 2019, 16:00 - 16:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Fri 17 May 2019, 16:00 - 16:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Mon 20 May 2019, 16:00 - 16:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Fri 24 May 2019, 16:00 - 16:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more
Fri 31 May 2019, 16:00 - 16:30StudentsStaffFullFind out more

Did you know that taking breaks has been proven to increase your productivity? Even better, putting aside 20 minutes to meditate for three consecutive days can reduce anxiety, improve your mood and reduce your heart rate!

If you'd like some time away from your revision, come along to one of our Relax and recharge drop-in sessions, led by the Library Student Team. Stay for just a few minutes or the whole session, help yourself to free refreshments and try out guided meditation with the Headspace app and MUSE headbands, which will introduce you to a variety of meditation techniques and help you focus your mind. All are welcome, beginners and experienced meditators alike! There's no need to book, just turn up.

Calm your brain and have a croissant

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

Mon 20 May 2019, 10:00 - 11:00StudentsFullFind out more
Tue 21 May 2019, 10:00 - 11:00StudentsFullFind out more
Wed 22 May 2019, 10:00 - 11:00StudentsFullFind out more
Thu 23 May 2019, 10:00 - 11:00StudentsFullFind out more
Fri 24 May 2019, 10:00 - 11:00StudentsFullFind out more
Tue 28 May 2019, 10:00 - 11:00StudentsFullFind out more
Wed 29 May 2019, 10:00 - 11:00StudentsFullFind out more
Thu 30 May 2019, 10:00 - 11:00StudentsFullFind out more
Fri 31 May 2019, 10:00 - 11:00StudentsFullFind out more

Finding your coursework overwhelming? Struggling to focus or feeling anxious about exams or deadlines? Come to our drop-in session Calm your brain and have a croissant. Run by The University of Manchester Counselling Service, we'll help you start your day off calm, focused and a little less hungry with some healthy breakfast and a chance to join other students in a relaxing mindfulness session. Don't worry if this session is full, come along anyway!