Workshops

students at a workshop

We offer a wide range of skills training. If you need to improve your IT skills, learn how to find information for your assignments or improve your study skills this is a great place to start. 

Workshops are listed below and are bookable through Advantage by clicking on the workshop title. Where a session has no remaining spaces you can add yourself to the waiting list.

Workshops are currently being delivered online only via Collaborate. A link for joining the session will be included in your booking confirmation. It is also possible to join Collaborate workshops using a ‘dial-in’ function too. If you anticipate problems with your internet connection, please let the Collaborate event organiser know and they will advise you on joining Collaborate via the dial-in mechanism.

  • Finding and using eBooks [online]

    Starts: 8 Mar 2021, 5:00 pm
    Finishes: 8 Mar 2021, 6:00 pm
    Remaining places: 22
    This workshop will show you how to find and use electronic books (eBooks) in Library Search. This workshop will showcase eBooks and what they can do, and will include tips on using built-in tools to help save you time and advice on targeting your reading This workshop is online.
  • Getting started with your assignment [Online]

    Starts: 10 Mar 2021, 2:00 pm
    Finishes: 10 Mar 2021, 3:00 pm
    Remaining places: 0
    Having trouble getting started with an essay/don't know how to begin? This workshop takes your through the basics of how to start planning and structuring a written essay.
  • An Introduction to Reflective Writing [online]

    Starts: 17 Mar 2021, 3:00 pm
    Finishes: 17 Mar 2021, 4:15 pm
    Remaining places: 23
    This online workshop is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students who are new to reflective writing.
  • Word: Formatting your dissertation or thesis - PART 1 of 2 [Online]

    Starts: 17 Mar 2021, 3:30 pm
    Finishes: 17 Mar 2021, 5:00 pm
    Remaining places: 46
    FOR STUDENTS ONLY: Ready to start writing up? Apply Styles to your headings, and insert Captions for your figures and tables. Then work smarter by creating automatic listings for your Table of Contents, and for your Figures and Tables. - Not suitable for Word beginners. Bookings open now.
  • Word: Formatting your dissertation or thesis - PART 2 of 2 [Online]

    Starts: 18 Mar 2021, 3:30 pm
    Finishes: 18 Mar 2021, 5:00 pm
    Remaining places: 45
    Ready to start writing up? During this 1 hour workshop learn how to stop your chapter headings moving up and down your pages by inserting Page Breaks, apply different page number formats and change Page Orientation. - Not suitable for Word beginners - Bookings open now.
  • Introduction to Critical and Analytical Skills [online]

    Starts: 19 Mar 2021, 12:00 pm
    Finishes: 19 Mar 2021, 1:15 pm
    Remaining places: 39
    This session is aimed at undergraduate and master's level students who wish to improve their critical thinking, reading and writing skills.
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam session [Online]

    Starts: 23 Mar 2021, 6:00 pm
    Finishes: 23 Mar 2021, 7:00 pm
    Venue: MOS Exam - Certiport exam provider
    Remaining places: 2
    This is an online EXAM SESSION for Microsoft Office Specialist certification. When booking you MUST be registered on the MOS programme AND scored 70% + in GMetrix's 'Testing' mode in your chosen application. Bookings not meeting this criteria will be cancelled. Bookings close 24 hours before event.
  • The what, why, when and how of referencing [online]

    Starts: 25 Mar 2021, 5:00 pm
    Finishes: 25 Mar 2021, 6:15 pm
    Remaining places: 43
    This workshop will help you understand what referencing is, why we need to do it, when it is needed in your work and advice on how to reference using the APA 6th (Harvard) style. This session does not cover OSCOLA or Chicago referencing styles. Please note: This workshop is online.
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam session [Online]

    Starts: 29 Mar 2021, 10:00 am
    Finishes: 29 Mar 2021, 11:00 am
    Venue: MOS Exam - Certiport exam provider
    Remaining places: 10
    This is an online EXAM SESSION for Microsoft Office Specialist certification. When booking you MUST have registered on the MOS programme AND scored 70% plus in GMetrix's 'Testing' mode in your chosen application. Bookings not meeting this criteria will be cancelled. Bookings open 8 March.
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam session [Online]

    Starts: 16 Apr 2021, 4:00 pm
    Finishes: 16 Apr 2021, 5:00 pm
    Venue: MOS Exam - Certiport exam provider
    Remaining places: 10
    This is an online EXAM SESSION for Microsoft Office Specialist certification. When booking you MUST have registered on the MOS programme AND scored 70% plus in GMetrix's 'Testing' mode in your chosen application. Bookings not meeting this criteria will be cancelled. Bookings open 26 March.
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam session [Online]

    Starts: 22 Apr 2021, 6:00 pm
    Finishes: 22 Apr 2021, 7:00 pm
    Venue: MOS Exam - Certiport exam provider
    Remaining places: 5
    This is an online EXAM SESSION for Microsoft Office Specialist certification. When booking you MUST have registered on the MOS programme AND scored 70% plus in GMetrix's 'Testing' mode in your chosen application. Bookings not meeting this criteria will be cancelled. Bookings open 1 April.
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam session [Online]

    Starts: 28 Apr 2021, 4:00 pm
    Finishes: 28 Apr 2021, 5:00 pm
    Venue: MOS Exam - Certiport exam provider
    Remaining places: 10
    This is an online EXAM SESSION for Microsoft Office Specialist certification. When booking you MUST have registered on the MOS programme AND scored 70% plus in GMetrix's 'Testing' mode in your chosen application. Bookings not meeting this criteria will be cancelled. Bookings open 7 April.
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