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Digital Tuesdays

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Digital Tuesdays Workshops

Deepen your digital know-how! Our workshops will equip you with the skills needed to thrive in a digital environment. They take place every Tuesday during term-time, at 11am in the Library. Most workshops are 45 minutes long and take place in the Library's Open Learning Space, but we advise attendees to check specific workshop booking forms for exact times and room locations. Each week is a standalone session, so there is no need to have attended previous workshops to come along.

How to book a session 

Students and staff can sign-up through the events links below, or drop-in on the day.

Some workshops provide the opportunity to engage with digital technologies during the session, and attendees may find it useful to bring along a mobile device, though this is not essential.  

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.

Monday 25 February 2019 10.00 - 11.00

English Language for Academic Study workshop - Using Participles and Participle Clauses 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 25 February 2019 11.00 - 13.00

Presentations: Planning and structure - Masters

Learn new strategies for planning and structuring your presentations.

Monday 25 February 2019 14.30 - 15.45

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.

Tuesday 26 February 2019 10.00 - 12.30

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

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 27 February 2019 10.00 - 13.00

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 27 February 2019 14.00 - 16.30

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 28 February 2019 10.00 - 12.00

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.

Friday 1 March 2019 10.00 - 12.30

Excel 2016 - Pivot Tables

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

Friday 1 March 2019 14.00 - 15.15

English Language for Academic Study workshop - Lexical Complexity in Academic Language

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

Monday 4 March 2019 11.00 - 13.00

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

Researching with the Library for your dissertation

Postgraduate taught students: learn how to find suitable resources for dissertations, including searching specialist resources.

Wednesday 6 March 2019 14.00 - 15.30

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

English Language for Academic Study workshop - Textual Cohesion 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 11 March 2019 11.00 - 13.00

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

English Language for Academic Study workshop - Relative Clauses and Noun Phrases 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 18 March 2019 11.00 - 13.00

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

Introduction to reference management tools

This session will demonstrate how free tools such as Zotero and Mendeley can make the process of referencing easier.

Wednesday 20 March 2019 14.00 - 15.00

Essay writing: Introductions and conclusions – undergraduates

Learn how to write well-structured introductions and conclusions.

Wednesday 20 March 2019 15.30 - 16.45

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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