Skills Hub

Writing and assessment

Events

Academic Skills drop in

Learn how you can get support and advice from the academic skills team to develop the skills you need for university and beyond.

Wednesday 26 September 2018 14.00 - 16.00

Time management and avoiding procrastination

Learn how to manage your time, avoid procrastination and motivate yourself.

Tuesday 2 October 2018 11.00 - 12.00

Critical Thinking Skills

Develop your own voice as a writer by becoming a more critical thinker and reader

Wednesday 3 October 2018 11.00 - 12.00

Getting started with the Library for new students from the Business School

This practical workshop, aimed at new students, will help you to identify the best resources for your work.

Wednesday 3 October 2018 12.00 - 13.00

Getting started with the Library for new Education and Social Work students

This practical workshop, aimed at new ESW students, will help you to identify the best resources for your work.

Wednesday 3 October 2018 13.00 - 14.00

Getting started with the Library for new Engineering and Informatics students

This practical workshop, aimed at new Engineering and Informatics students, will help you to identify the best resources for your work

Wednesday 3 October 2018 14.00 - 15.00

Getting started with the Library for new students from the School of English

This practical workshop, aimed at new students, will help you to identify the best resources for your work.

Wednesday 3 October 2018 15.00 - 16.00

Listening and note-making

Learn new techniques to enhance your skills in things you do every day: listening and note-making.

Thursday 4 October 2018 11.00 - 12.00

Word 2016 for Beginners

This course is designed to help beginners to use Word in an effective and efficient manner.

Monday 8 October 2018 14.00 - 16.00

Critical Thinking Skills

Develop your own voice as a writer by becoming a more critical thinker and reader.

Tuesday 9 October 2018 14.00 - 15.00

Excel 2016 for Beginners

This course provides a basic introduction to Excel 2016. You will to create simple worksheets to carry out a range of basic operations.

Tuesday 9 October 2018 14.00 - 15.30

Getting started with the Library for new Global Studies students

This practical workshop, aimed at new Global Studies students, will help you to identify the best resources for your work.

Wednesday 10 October 2018 12.00 - 13.00

Getting started with the Library for new History, Art History and Philosophy students

This practical workshop, aimed at new HAHP students, will help you to identify the best resources for your work.

Wednesday 10 October 2018 13.00 - 14.00

Listening and note-making

Learn new techniques to enhance your skills in things you do every day: listening and note-making.

Wednesday 10 October 2018 14.00 - 15.00

Getting started with the Library for new Life Sciences students

This practical workshop, aimed at new Life Sciences students, will help you to identify the best resources for your work.

Wednesday 10 October 2018 15.00 - 16.00

Time management and avoiding procrastination

Learn how to manage your time, avoid procrastination and motivate yourself.

Thursday 11 October 2018 11.00 - 12.00

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 15 October 2018 14.00 - 15.30

Excel 2016 - Pivot Tables

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

Tuesday 16 October 2018 14.00 - 15.00

Presentations: Becoming a confident speaker

Develop your presentation skills by becoming a more confident speaker.

Tuesday 16 October 2018 14.00 - 15.00

Essay writing: Planning and structure

Learn how to plan and structure your essay, and how to write well-formed paragraphs.

Tuesday 16 October 2018 15.30 - 16.45

Getting started with the Library for new Mathematical and Physical Sciences students

This practical workshop, aimed at new MPS students, will help you to identify the best resources for your work.

Wednesday 17 October 2018 12.00 - 13.00

Getting started with the Library for new Media, Film and Music students

This practical workshop, aimed at new MFM students, will help you to identify the best resources for your work.

Wednesday 17 October 2018 13.00 - 14.00

Postgraduate writing: Planning and structure

Develop your postgraduate writing skills in the areas of planning and structure.

Wednesday 17 October 2018 14.00 - 15.15

Getting started with the Library for new Psychology students

This practical workshop, aimed at new Psychology students, will help you to identify the best resources for your work.

Wednesday 17 October 2018 14.00 - 15.00

Excel 2016 - Functions

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

Wednesday 17 October 2018 14.00 - 16.30

Getting started with the Library for new Law, Politics and Sociology students

This practical workshop, aimed at new LPS students, will help you to identify the best resources for your work.

Wednesday 17 October 2018 15.00 - 16.00

Presentations: Planning and Structure

Learn new strategies for planning and structuring your presentations.

Thursday 18 October 2018 11.00 - 12.15

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 18 October 2018 14.00 - 16.30

MindView 6 - Get Started with Mind Mapping

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

Friday 19 October 2018 14.00 - 15.00

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 of Photoshop.

Monday 22 October 2018 14.00 - 16.30

Presentations: Becoming a confident speaker

Develop your presentation skills by becoming a more confident speaker.

Tuesday 23 October 2018 11.00 - 12.00

Adobe InDesign CC 2017 - Up and Running

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

Tuesday 23 October 2018 14.00 - 16.30

Adobe Illustrator - Getting Started

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

Wednesday 24 October 2018 14.00 - 16.30

Essay writing: Planning and structure

Learn how to plan and structure your essay, and how to write well-formed paragraphs.

Wednesday 24 October 2018 14.00 - 15.15

Presentations: Planning and Structure

Learn new strategies for planning and structuring your presentations.

Thursday 25 October 2018 12.00 - 13.15

Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 – Further Skills

This course will develop your existing Photoshop skills. It will be equally useful for users of other recent versions of Photoshop.

Thursday 25 October 2018 14.00 - 16.30

Postgraduate writing: Planning and structure

Develop your postgraduate writing skills in the areas of planning and structure.

Thursday 25 October 2018 14.00 - 15.15

Adobe InDesign CC 2017 - In Practice

This course is for those who have a basic knowledge of InDesign or who have attended our InDesign CC 2017 - Up and Running course.

Friday 26 October 2018 14.00 - 16.30

Adobe Illustrator - Further Skills

This course is for those who have a basic understanding of Illustrator CC 2017. It will also be useful for other recent versions of Illustrator.

Monday 29 October 2018 14.00 - 16.30

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 30 October 2018 14.00 - 15.30

Essay Writing: Answering the Question

Learn how to successfully unpick the question and work out how to answer it most effectively.

Tuesday 30 October 2018 14.00 - 15.15

Essay and report writing: Academic style

Improve your academic writing style, with a focus on structure, clarity, expression and punctuation.

Thursday 1 November 2018 14.00 - 15.00

Postgraduate Writing: Critical Thinking

Develop your own voice as a writer by becoming a more critical thinker and reader.

Thursday 1 November 2018 15.00 - 16.15

Postgraduate Writing: Developing a Good Argument

Improve your skills in forming an argument and structuring your writing to ensure clarity.

Thursday 8 November 2018 11.00 - 12.15

Essay writing: Introductions and conclusions

Learn how to write well-structured introductions and conclusions.

Tuesday 13 November 2018 11.00 - 12.15

Essay Writing: Developing a good argument

How to come up with an argument and structure your essay to make sure your argument is clear.

Wednesday 14 November 2018 15.00 - 16.15

Essay writing: Integrating quotes and sources

Learn how to integrate quotes and sources into your work in a way that adds value to your writing.

Thursday 15 November 2018 14.00 - 15.15

Essay and report writing: Academic style

Improve your academic writing style, with a focus on structure, clarity, expression and punctuation.

Tuesday 20 November 2018 11.00 - 12.00

Essay and report writing: Editing

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

Tuesday 20 November 2018 14.00 - 15.15

Essay and report writing: Editing

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

Tuesday 27 November 2018 11.00 - 12.15

Dissertations: Planning, structure and evaluation

Improve your academic writing style, with a focus on structure, clarity, expression and punctuation.

Wednesday 28 November 2018 15.00 - 16.30

Academic Skills drop in

Learn how you can get support and advice from the academic skills team to develop the skills you need for university and beyond.

Tuesday 4 December 2018 11.00 - 13.00

Academic Skills drop in

Learn how you can get support and advice from the academic skills team to develop the skills you need for university and beyond.

Thursday 6 December 2018 15.00 - 17.00

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