Skills Hub

Writing and assessment

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As part of the Royal Literary Fund’s Fellowship Scheme, Sussex hosts two professional writers who offer one-to-one tutorials with any member of the university who wishes to improve their writing skills. The RLF Fellows can help with any aspect of the essay-writing process, from planning to drafting to editing. Book a tutorial in Study Direct.

Events

Excel 2016 - Charts

This course will enable you to produce charts in Excel. You learn how to add and format charts of different types.

Monday 19 February 2018 10.00 - 11.30

Word 2016 – Long documents – Thesis and Dissertation

This session is for people who want to utilise Word for long documents such as a thesis or dissertation.

Monday 19 February 2018 14.00 - 16.00

Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 – Getting Started

This courses will introduce you to Photoshop CC 2017. It will also be equally useful for users of other recent versions.

Tuesday 20 February 2018 10.00 - 12.00

In-sessional Academic Development - drop-in session

For ALL students: a drop-in service in the Language Learning Centre, Arts A, which students can use to ask about any aspect of their study skills.

Tuesday 20 February 2018 11.30 - 12.30

Cloud storage: Using OneDrive to save and back-up your work

Learn how to use OneDrive to store your work so that have your files with you wherever you go. We will discuss safety and security of your data, as...

Tuesday 20 February 2018 12.00 - 12.45

Excel 2016 - Functions

This course builds on basic Excel knowledge. You will learn how to harness the power of formulas to unlock the mathematical power of Excel.

Tuesday 20 February 2018 14.00 - 16.00

In-sessional Academic Development Workshop - Academic Grammar: Punctuation

For students with English as an additional language. The workshop lasts 2 hours and is repeated several times throughout the week.

Tuesday 20 February 2018 16.00 - 18.00

Adobe InDesign CC 17 - Up and Running

This course will introduce you to InDesign CC 2017. It will also be equally useful for users of other recent versions.

Wednesday 21 February 2018 10.00 - 13.00

Excel 2016 - Pivot Tables

This course builds on basic Excel knowledge. You will learn to use the power of pivot tables and charts to present and manipulate data

Wednesday 21 February 2018 14.00 - 15.30

How do I integrate sources effectively?

Got any questions about referencing? Or want some advice on how to integrate sources seamlessly into your writing?

Wednesday 21 February 2018 15.15 - 16.45

MindView 6 - Get Started with Mind Mapping

This course will introduce the basics of mind mapping and show you how MindView can be used as your mind mapping tool of choice.

Thursday 22 February 2018 10.00 - 11.30

How do I think, read and write critically at postgraduate level?

How to become a more critical thinker, reader and writer, and develop your own voice as a writer.

Thursday 22 February 2018 10.00 - 11.15

PowerPoint 2016 - Further Skills

This session is for people who want to learn more about PowerPoint and aims to continue from the PowerPoint: Introduction course.

Thursday 22 February 2018 14.00 - 15.30

In-sessional Academic Development - drop-in session

For ALL students: a drop-in service in the Language Learning Centre, Arts A, which students can use to ask about any aspect of their study skills.

Thursday 22 February 2018 14.30 - 15.30

Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 – Further Skills

These two courses will develop your existing Photoshop skills. It will be equally useful for users of other recent versions.

Friday 23 February 2018 10.00 - 12.00

Excel 2016 for Beginners

This course is a basic introduction to Excel. You will create a simple worksheet and use it to carry out a range of basic operations.

Friday 23 February 2018 14.00 - 15.30

In-sessional Academic Development Workshop - Academic Grammar: Punctuation

For students with English as an additional language. The workshop lasts 2 hours and is repeated several times throughout the week.

Friday 23 February 2018 16.00 - 18.00

Adobe InDesign CC 17 - Up and Running

This course will introduce you to InDesign CC 2017. It will also be equally useful for users of other recent versions.

Monday 26 February 2018 10.00 - 12.00

Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 – Getting Started

This courses will introduce you to Photoshop CC 2017. It will also be equally useful for users of other recent versions.

Monday 26 February 2018 14.00 - 16.00

Excel 2016 - Pivot Tables

This course builds on basic Excel knowledge. You will use the power of pivot tables and pivot charts to present and manipulate data.

Tuesday 27 February 2018 10.00 - 11.30

In-sessional Academic Development - drop-in session

For ALL students: a drop-in service in the Language Learning Centre, Arts A, which students can use to ask about any aspect of their study skills.

Tuesday 27 February 2018 11.30 - 12.30

How to handle fake news: Finding your way through the digital deluge

This session will introduce approaches to searching for and evaluating information. It will also cover digital tools such as Pinterest, Scoop.it! and...

Tuesday 27 February 2018 12.00 - 12.45

MindView 6 - For project management

This course will show you how to use MindView for project management. It will be assumed that you know how to use MindView.

Tuesday 27 February 2018 14.00 - 15.30

In-sessional Academic Development Workshop - Academic Grammar: Participles and Participle Clauses

For students with English as an additional language. The workshop lasts 2 hours and is repeated several times throughout the week.

Tuesday 27 February 2018 16.00 - 18.00

Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 – Further Skills

These two courses will develop your existing Photoshop skills. It will be equally useful for users of other recent versions of Photoshop.

Wednesday 28 February 2018 10.00 - 12.00

How can I improve my academic writing style?

Discussion of the key ways to improve your academic writing.

Wednesday 28 February 2018 14.00 - 15.15

How do I write a good introduction and conclusion?

A well-crafted introduction and conclusion are key to a good essay and will ensure your assignment stands out.

Wednesday 28 February 2018 15.30 - 16.45

Word 2016 – Long documents – Thesis and Dissertation

This session is for people who want to utilise Word for long documents such as a thesis or dissertation.

Thursday 1 March 2018 10.00 - 12.00

In-sessional Academic Development - drop-in session

For ALL students: a drop-in service in the Language Learning Centre, Arts A, which students can use to ask about any aspect of their study skills.

Thursday 1 March 2018 14.30 - 15.30

Excel 2016 for Beginners

This course provides an introduction to Excel. You will create a simple worksheet and use it to carry out a range of basic operations.

Friday 2 March 2018 10.00 - 11.30

Excel 2016 - Functions

This course builds on basic Excel knowledge. You will learn how to harness the power of formulas to unlock the mathematical power of Excel.

Friday 2 March 2018 14.00 - 16.00

In-sessional Academic Development Workshop - Academic Grammar: Participles and Participle Clauses

For students with English as an additional language. The workshop lasts 2 hours and is repeated several times throughout the week.

Friday 2 March 2018 16.00 - 18.00

In-sessional Academic Development - drop-in session

For ALL students: a drop-in service in the Language Learning Centre, Arts A, which students can use to ask about any aspect of their study skills.

Tuesday 6 March 2018 11.30 - 12.30

In-sessional Academic Development Workshop - Academic Grammar: Lexical Complexity

For students with English as an additional language. The workshop lasts 2 hours and is repeated several times throughout the week.

Tuesday 6 March 2018 16.00 - 18.00

How do I prepare for my presentation?

Do you usually get a little nervous when thinking about giving a presentation?

Wednesday 7 March 2018 14.00 - 15.30

In-sessional Academic Development - drop-in session

For ALL students: a drop-in service in the Language Learning Centre, Arts A, which students can use to ask about any aspect of their study skills.

Thursday 8 March 2018 14.30 - 15.30

Effective Literature Searching workshops for postgraduate students

For postgraduate students with English as an additional language.

Friday 9 March 2018 11.00 - 12.00

In-sessional Academic Development Workshop - Academic Grammar: Lexical Complexity

For students with English as an additional language. The workshop lasts 2 hours and is repeated several times throughout the week.

Friday 9 March 2018 16.00 - 18.00

In-sessional Academic Development - drop-in session

For ALL students: a drop-in service in the Language Learning Centre, Arts A, which students can use to ask about any aspect of their study skills.

Tuesday 13 March 2018 11.30 - 12.30

In-sessional Academic Development Workshop - Academic Practice: Academic Style and Vocabulary

For students with English as an additional language. The workshop lasts 2 hours and is repeated several times throughout the week.

Tuesday 13 March 2018 16.00 - 18.00

How can I develop a good argument in my essay?

Find out about the different ways of structuring your essay to make sure your argument is clear.

Wednesday 14 March 2018 14.15 - 15.30

In-sessional Academic Development - drop-in session

For ALL students: a drop-in service in the Language Learning Centre, Arts A, which students can use to ask about any aspect of their study skills.

Thursday 15 March 2018 14.30 - 15.30

In-sessional Academic Development Workshop - Academic Practice: Academic Style and Vocabulary

For students with English as an additional language. The workshop lasts 2 hours and is repeated several times throughout the week.

Friday 16 March 2018 16.00 - 18.00

In-sessional Academic Development - drop-in session

For ALL students: a drop-in service in the Language Learning Centre, Arts A, which students can use to ask about any aspect of their study skills.

Tuesday 20 March 2018 11.30 - 12.30

In-sessional Academic Development Workshop - Academic Grammar: Textual Cohesion

For students with English as an additional language. The workshop lasts 2 hours and is repeated several times throughout the week.

Tuesday 20 March 2018 16.00 - 18.00

How can I improve my essay to get a better grade?

Identify the tricks of the trade for turning your first draft into a well-presented essay.

Wednesday 21 March 2018 14.00 - 15.15

Presentation Basics – Engaging and Inclusive Presentations

This session will explore how we can use a range of tools to not only make our presentations more engaging but also more inclusive.

Thursday 22 March 2018 14.00 - 16.00

In-sessional Academic Development - drop-in session

For ALL students: a drop-in service in the Language Learning Centre, Arts A, which students can use to ask about any aspect of their study skills.

Thursday 22 March 2018 14.30 - 15.30

In-sessional Academic Development Workshop - Academic Grammar: Textual Cohesion

For students with English as an additional language. The workshop lasts 2 hours and is repeated several times throughout the week.

Friday 23 March 2018 16.00 - 18.00

In-sessional Academic Development - drop-in session

For ALL students: a drop-in service in the Language Learning Centre, Arts A, which students can use to ask about any aspect of their study skills.

Tuesday 10 April 2018 11.30 - 12.30

In-sessional Academic Development Workshop - Academic Grammar: Relative Clauses and Noun Phrases

For students with English as an additional language. The workshop lasts 2 hours and is repeated several times throughout the week.

Tuesday 10 April 2018 16.00 - 18.00

How can I manage my time and avoid procrastination?

Do you tend to procrastinate and find it difficult at times to motivate yourself?

Wednesday 11 April 2018 14.00 - 15.15

In-sessional Academic Development - drop-in session

For ALL students: a drop-in service in the Language Learning Centre, Arts A, which students can use to ask about any aspect of their study skills.

Thursday 12 April 2018 14.30 - 15.30

In-sessional Academic Development Workshop - Academic Grammar: Relative Clauses and Noun Phrases

For students with English as an additional language. The workshop lasts 2 hours and is repeated several times throughout the week.

Friday 13 April 2018 16.00 - 18.00

In-sessional Academic Development - drop-in session

For ALL students: a drop-in service in the Language Learning Centre, Arts A, which students can use to ask about any aspect of their study skills.

Tuesday 17 April 2018 11.30 - 12.30

In-sessional Academic Development Workshop - Academic Practice: Cautious Language

For students with English as an additional language. The workshop lasts 2 hours and is repeated several times throughout the week.

Tuesday 17 April 2018 16.00 - 18.00

Working on my dissertation

Get ahead with planning and writing your dissertation.

Wednesday 18 April 2018 13.30 - 15.00

Working on my postgraduate dissertation

Explore the skills needed in postgraduate dissertation writing.

Wednesday 18 April 2018 15.15 - 16.45

In-sessional Academic Development - drop-in session

For ALL students: a drop-in service in the Language Learning Centre, Arts A, which students can use to ask about any aspect of their study skills.

Thursday 19 April 2018 14.30 - 15.30

In-sessional Academic Development Workshop - Academic Practice: Cautious Language

For students with English as an additional language. The workshop lasts 2 hours and is repeated several times throughout the week.

Friday 20 April 2018 16.00 - 18.00

Presentation Basics – Engaging and Inclusive Presentations

This session will explore how we can use a range of tools to not only make our presentations more engaging but also more inclusive.

Tuesday 24 April 2018 10.00 - 12.00

In-sessional Academic Development - drop-in session

For ALL students: a drop-in service in the Language Learning Centre, Arts A, which students can use to ask about any aspect of their study skills.

Tuesday 24 April 2018 11.30 - 12.30

In-sessional Academic Development Workshop - Academic Practice: Using Sources: Reading to Writing

For students with English as an additional language. The workshop lasts 2 hours and is repeated several times throughout the week.

Tuesday 24 April 2018 16.00 - 18.00

Working on my dissertation

Get ahead with planning and writing your dissertation.

Wednesday 25 April 2018 13.30 - 15.00

In-sessional Academic Development - drop-in session

For ALL students: a drop-in service in the Language Learning Centre, Arts A, which students can use to ask about any aspect of their study skills.

Thursday 26 April 2018 14.30 - 15.30

In-sessional Academic Development Workshop - Academic Practice: Using Sources: Reading to Writing

For students with English as an additional language. The workshop lasts 2 hours and is repeated several times throughout the week.

Friday 27 April 2018 16.00 - 18.00

In-sessional Academic Development - drop-in session

For ALL students: a drop-in service in the Language Learning Centre, Arts A, which students can use to ask about any aspect of their study skills.

Tuesday 1 May 2018 11.30 - 12.30

Refining my postgraduate dissertation

Edit and improve your postgraduate dissertation.

Wednesday 2 May 2018 15.15 - 16.45

In-sessional Academic Development - drop-in session

For ALL students: a drop-in service in the Language Learning Centre, Arts A, which students can use to ask about any aspect of their study skills.

Thursday 3 May 2018 14.30 - 15.30

In-sessional Academic Development - drop-in session

For ALL students: a drop-in service in the Language Learning Centre, Arts A, which students can use to ask about any aspect of their study skills.

Tuesday 8 May 2018 11.30 - 12.30

Planning your revision and exam technique

Explore different strategies to promote active, varied and effective revision.

Wednesday 9 May 2018 14.00 - 15.15

In-sessional Academic Development - drop-in session

For ALL students: a drop-in service in the Language Learning Centre, Arts A, which students can use to ask about any aspect of their study skills.

Thursday 10 May 2018 14.30 - 15.30

Take5: Creating multimedia for learning, teaching and assessment

The Creating Multimedia online course will explore a range of ideas and practical techniques for creating multimedia resources to enrich learning.

Monday 11 June 2018 9.00 - 17.00

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