Skills Hub

Workshops and tutorials


 

'I love the structure of the workshops - showing points then putting skills into practice on real examples :)' (Student participant, November 2018)

'Discussing the stages involved in academic writing gave me a broader way of planning my work.' (Student at dissertation workshop, December 2018) 

Book your place on all workshops by clicking on the dates listed below on this page.

 

You can also download or print one-page Spring 2019 workshop calendars for Undergraduates and Masters. In these calendars you'll see workshops delivered by Academic Skills Consultants and Teaching and Learning Librarians.

 

 

If you are a student with English as an additional language, please sign up for the workshops and tutorials offered by English Language for Academic Study (ELAS). 

Academic Skills drop-in

Get support from the academic skills team to develop the skills needed for university. Drop by for a chat or bring specific questions.

Wednesday 23 January 2019 14.00 - 16.00

Academic Skills drop-in

Get support from the academic skills team to develop the skills needed for university. Drop by for a chat or bring specific questions

Tuesday 29 January 2019 10.30 - 12.30

Academic Skills drop-in

Get support from the academic skills team to develop skills you need for university. Drop by for a chat or bring specific questions.

Wednesday 30 January 2019 14.00 - 16.00

Time management - undergraduates

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

Tuesday 5 February 2019 11.00 - 12.15

Tools for writing

Find out how to use the Alex Essay Writing Tool to help you write your essays

Tuesday 5 February 2019 11.00 - 11.45

Critical thinking skills – Masters

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

Wednesday 6 February 2019 15.00 - 16.15

Effective note-making - undergraduates

Learn techniques to enhance your skills for a task you do every day at Sussex: note-making.

Thursday 7 February 2019 14.00 - 15.15

Time management - Masters

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

Monday 11 February 2019 15.00 - 16.15

How to get LinkedIn

Use LinkedIn to research career ideas, expand your employability network, connect with employers and get noticed by recruiters

Tuesday 12 February 2019 11.00 - 11.45

Critical thinking skills – undergraduates

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

Wednesday 13 February 2019 14.00 - 15.15

Effective note-making - Masters

Learn techniques to enhance your skills for a task you do every day at Sussex: note-making.

Friday 15 February 2019 11.00 - 12.15

Logo Design using Adobe Illustrator

Create and edit stunning logo designs using Adobe Illustrator

Tuesday 19 February 2019 11.00 - 11.45

Presentations: Planning and structure – undergraduates

Learn new strategies for planning and structuring your presentations.

Tuesday 19 February 2019 11.00 - 12.15

Essay writing: Planning and structure – Masters

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

Wednesday 20 February 2019 15.30 - 16.45

Working on my dissertation – undergraduates

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

Thursday 21 February 2019 14.00 - 15.30

Presentations: Planning and structure - Masters

Learn new strategies for planning and structuring your presentations.

Monday 25 February 2019 14.30 - 15.45

Creating a research poster using InDesign

Learn how to use Indesign to construct your research poster

Tuesday 26 February 2019 11.00 - 13.00

Essay writing: Planning and structure – undergraduates

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

Tuesday 26 February 2019 14.00 - 15.15

Working on my Masters Dissertation

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

Monday 4 March 2019 14.00 - 15.30

Create your own Augmented Reality experience

This session will provide an introduction to augmented reality for complete beginners, no previous knowledge or experience required.

Tuesday 5 March 2019 11.00 - 11.45

Essay writing: Developing a good argument - undergraduates

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

Thursday 7 March 2019 14.00 - 15.15

Presentations: Becoming a confident speaker - undergraduates

Develop your presentation skills by becoming a more confident speaker.

Thursday 7 March 2019 15.45 - 17.00

Presentations: Becoming a confident speaker - Masters

Develop your presentation skills by becoming a more confident speaker.

Monday 11 March 2019 14.30 - 15.45

Creating multimedia presentations

Learn how to use Adobe Spark, to produce stunning graphics, digital posters, web pages and video presentations quickly and easily!

Tuesday 12 March 2019 11.00 - 11.45

Essay writing: Developing a good argument – Masters

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

Thursday 14 March 2019 14.00 - 15.15

Infographics for presentations

Learn how to create visually attractive infographics using Canva - a free, fun and easy online tool.

Tuesday 19 March 2019 11.00 - 11.45

Essay Writing: Answering the question – Masters

Learn how to devise a suitable essay question and work out how to answer it most effectively.

Tuesday 19 March 2019 14.00 - 15.15

Essay writing: Introductions and conclusions – undergraduates

Learn how to write well-structured introductions and conclusions.

Wednesday 20 March 2019 15.30 - 16.45

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

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

Essay writing: Introductions and conclusions - Masters

Learn how to write well-structured introductions and conclusions.

Thursday 28 March 2019 11.00 - 12.15

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

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