Skills Hub

Critical thinking and reading

Critical thinking and reading are processes that take time to develop. When you start a new topic, you need basic information to understand it. Ask simple questions: What/When/Who/Where?

As you start to understand the topic, ask more in-depth questions: Why/How/What if/So what/What next?

You are starting to analyse and evaluate what you reading. To get to grips with critical reading, effective note-making strategies, and evaluating arguments, use the drop-down menu on the left.

For a free introductory critical thinking course, go to Future Learn.

 

See also Critically evaluating information

Events

Planning and structuring your Masters dissertation

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

Tuesday 21 May 2019 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.

Tuesday 21 May 2019 10.00 - 12.00

Content Curation for Learning

Learn about Padlet and Wakelet, two free tools for collecting, sorting & sharing digital content.

Tuesday 21 May 2019 11.00 - 11.45

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 22 May 2019 14.00 - 16.00

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.

Wednesday 22 May 2019 14.00 - 16.00

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.

Thursday 23 May 2019 14.00 - 15.30

MindView v7 - 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.

Friday 24 May 2019 14.00 - 15.30

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.

Tuesday 28 May 2019 10.00 - 12.00

Dissertations: Literature Review

Learn strategies to write an effective literature review.

Tuesday 28 May 2019 11.00 - 12.30

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 29 May 2019 10.00 - 13.00

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 31 May 2019 14.00 - 16.30

Love your life: Skills Hub - Academic Skills Drop-in

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

Monday 3 June 2019 14.00 - 16.00

Love your life: Skills Hub - Academic Skills Drop-in

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

Tuesday 4 June 2019 11.00 - 13.00

Planning and structuring your Masters dissertation

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

Wednesday 5 June 2019 9.30 - 11.00

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