Skills Hub

Preparing for university

This section of Skills Hub contains important information for new students to help you prepare for study. This includes:

· Teaching and learning at Sussex
· Communication at Sussex  
· Budgeting for study
·   A-Z university jargon and terms

Download our Academic Skills Audit to help you to assess your confidence and to reflect on any skills that you are keen to develop, as well as areas of strength. 

Remember you are not expected to have all these skills already - you will develop them throughout your time at Sussex.

 

Events

English Language for Academic Study workshop - Using Cautious Language in Academic Writing

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

Monday 25 March 2019 11.00 - 13.00

Excel 2016 - Charts

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

Tuesday 26 March 2019 10.00 - 11.00

Hour of code

Gain an understanding of basic concepts in coding and information processing by participating in an Hour of Code.

Tuesday 26 March 2019 11.00 - 12.00

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.

Wednesday 27 March 2019 10.00 - 12.30

Essay writing: Answering the question - undergraduates

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

Wednesday 27 March 2019 14.00 - 15.15

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.

Thursday 28 March 2019 10.00 - 12.30

Essay writing: Introductions and conclusions - Masters

Learn how to write well-structured introductions and conclusions.

Thursday 28 March 2019 11.00 - 12.15

How to manage your dissertation research data and store your work securely

Session for postgraduate taught students on applying the principles of Research Data Management (RDM) to describe, organise and store data.

Thursday 28 March 2019 15.00 - 16.30

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.

Friday 29 March 2019 10.00 - 12.00

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.

Monday 1 April 2019 10.00 - 11.30

English Language for Academic Study workshop - Paraphrasing, Summarising and Quoting in Academic Writing

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

Monday 1 April 2019 11.00 - 13.00

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.

Monday 1 April 2019 14.00 - 15.30

Introduction to referencing with Zotero

This workshop will help you to maintain academic integrity and avoid plagiarism by using Zotero, a free tool that makes referencing easier.

Monday 1 April 2019 14.00 - 16.00

Essay and report writing: Academic style - undergraduates

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

Monday 1 April 2019 14.45 - 16.00

Excel 2016 for Beginners

This course provides a basic introduction to Excel 2016. You will learn how to create a worksheet and carry out a range of basic operations.

Tuesday 2 April 2019 10.00 - 11.30

Podcasting

This session will introduce you to the basics of recording, editing and publishing your own podcast using easy to learn free tools.

Tuesday 2 April 2019 11.00 - 11.45

Working on my dissertation – Masters

This session discusses what’s involved, how to plan your time and how to structure your dissertation.

Wednesday 3 April 2019 10.00 - 11.30

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.

Wednesday 3 April 2019 14.00 - 16.30

Essay writing: Integrating quotes and sources - undergraduates

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

Thursday 4 April 2019 11.00 - 12.15

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.

Thursday 4 April 2019 14.00 - 16.30

Introduction to referencing with Endnote

This workshop will help you to maintain academic integrity and avoid plagiarism by using Endnote, a free tool that makes referencing easier.

Friday 5 April 2019 11.00 - 13.00

Essay and report writing: Editing - Masters

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

Friday 5 April 2019 11.00 - 12.15

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.

Friday 5 April 2019 14.00 - 15.30

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.

Monday 8 April 2019 10.00 - 12.30

English Language for Academic Study workshop - Using Nominalisation to Develop Academic Style

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

Monday 8 April 2019 11.00 - 13.00

Adobe Illustrator CC 2017 – 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.

Tuesday 9 April 2019 10.00 - 12.30

Essay writing: Integrating quotes and sources - Masters

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

Tuesday 9 April 2019 11.00 - 12.15

Working on my dissertation – Masters

This session discusses what’s involved, how to plan your time and how to structure your dissertation.

Tuesday 9 April 2019 15.00 - 16.30

Essay and report writing: Editing - undergraduates

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

Wednesday 10 April 2019 13.30 - 14.45

Law resources for non-law students

Practical workshop aimed at students not currently studying law, but may need to use law resources as research for their studies.

Wednesday 10 April 2019 14.00 - 15.30

Essay and report writing: Academic style - Masters

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

Thursday 11 April 2019 14.00 - 15.15

Introduction to referencing with Mendeley

This workshop will help you to maintain academic integrity and avoid plagiarism by using Mendeley, a free tool that makes referencing easier.

Friday 12 April 2019 14.00 - 16.00

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 April 2019 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.

Tuesday 16 April 2019 10.00 - 12.00

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.

Wednesday 17 April 2019 10.00 - 13.00

English Language for Academic Study workshop - Signalling Nouns and Reference Words in Academic Writing

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

Monday 29 April 2019 11.00 - 13.00

Revision and exam technique – undergraduates

Plan your revision time and discuss strategies for learning and remembering, and doing exams.

Friday 3 May 2019 11.00 - 12.15

Revision and exam technique – Masters

Plan your revision time and discuss strategies for learning and remembering, and doing exams.

Friday 3 May 2019 14.00 - 15.15

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