Skills Hub

Workshops and Tutorials

Introduction to referencing with ZoteroBib

This hands-on workshop will introduce you to ZoteroBib, a free tool that can make the process of referencing easier.

Monday 22 October 2018 13.00 - 13.30

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.

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

Introducing tools to help with referencing for your postgraduate dissertation

This session will introduce you to tools such as EndNote, Zotero and Mendeley that can make the process of referencing easier.

Tuesday 23 October 2018 13.00 - 14.00

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

Introduction to referencing with Zotero

This hands-on workshop will introduce you to Zotero, a free tool that can make the process of referencing easier.

Wednesday 24 October 2018 12.00 - 14.00

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

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

Presentations: Planning and Structure

Learn new strategies for planning and structuring your presentations.

Thursday 25 October 2018 12.00 - 13.15

Introduction to referencing with EndNote

This hands-on workshop will introduce you to EndNote, a tool that can make the process of referencing easier.

Thursday 25 October 2018 13.00 - 15.00

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

Introduction to referencing with Mendeley

This hands-on workshop will introduce you to Mendeley, a tool that can make the process of referencing easier.

Friday 26 October 2018 13.00 - 15.00

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.

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

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

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

'Where did the time go?' - Study Skills and Time Management

Practical skills and time management hacks to help you combat the pull of Netflix and

Wednesday 31 October 2018 11.00 - 12.00

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

Dissertations: Planning, structure and evaluation

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

Thursday 6 December 2018 14.00 - 15.30

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.

Thursday 6 December 2018 15.00 - 17.00

View or download the Autumn term calendar here

In this calendar you'll see workshops delivered by:

  • Academic Skills Consultants (in the Careers and Employability Centre)
  • Librarians (in the Library Training Room) 
If you are an international student, you can also improve your academic English in SCLS workshops.
 

Click on the workshop dates listed below to book

 

Support from the Library

The Library offers bookable one-to-one help for all undergraduate or postgraduate taught students. These one-to-one sessions are tailored to your specific needs which can include help with improving your search skills; locating full-text journal articles; finding high quality information for your subject area; searching the Library's online databases effectively. If you are an undergraduate or postgraduate taught student Click here to book a one-to-one session

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Sussex Centre for Language Studies

The SCLS providesworkshopstutorials and drop-in sessions for full-time international and European students with English as an additional language. You may also like to visit the In-sessional Academic Development Study Direct  site. 

The Royal Literary Fund (RLF) Fellowship Scheme

Support for students who would like to improve their writing skills for their essays, projects or dissertations. Our two fellows, Hannah Vincent and Sue Roe, offer free one-to-one tutorials. You can make an appointment for a forty five minute tutorial through Study Direct.  Please note: You will need to provide a specific piece of your own writing to discuss. 

 

 

Student Mentors

Student Mentors are second and third year undergraduates and postgraduate students who have been trained to offer advice and support to other students. Mentors can offer you advice and support on a range of issues including how to manage your time or improve your study skills. They can also point you in the right direction for other support services at the university. Ask in your School Office about mentors in your school. 

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