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We offer a wide range of face-to-face 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.

All workshops are bookable through Advantage via the 'Book now...' link.

PowerPoint: Creating professional presentations

Starts: 25 Mar 2019 10:00 AM
Finishes: 25 Mar 2019 12:00 PM
Venue: Allerton building, room C811, Frederick Road campus. Walk up the main stairs to access the lifts. Go up to Level 7/8. Walk up to level 8, turn left to find room C811 first door on the right.
Remaining places: 0
FOR STUDENTS ONLY: Ideal for beginners, or those who would enjoy a refresher.
Beginning with the basics, but moving to more intermediate features such as transitions, animations and embedding videos.
Bookings open on 11 March.

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Word: Formatting your dissertation or thesis

Starts: 2 Apr 2019 1:30 PM
Finishes: 2 Apr 2019 4:30 PM
Venue: Allerton Building, Room c811. Once in the building walk up the stairs & take the lift up to level 7/8. After walking up the set of steps turn left at the doors & C811 is the first door on the right.
Remaining places: 16
Ready to type up your dissertation/thesis? Learn about heading styles & captions to create automatic Table of Contents, Table of Figures, etc. Apply different page number formats and change page orientation via Section breaks.
- Not suitable for Word beginners.
- Bookings open 19 March.

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Excel: Analysing Data

Starts: 4 Apr 2019 10:00 AM
Finishes: 4 Apr 2019 1:00 PM
Venue: Allerton Building, room C811, Frederick Road campus.
Remaining places: 8
This course explores Excel tools for analysing data. Suitable for students with some knowledge of Excel but NOT suitable for Excel beginners - please attend Excel Basics first.
You must book on this course to attend.
Latecomers will not be admitted.

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Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam

Starts: 10 Apr 2019 12:00 PM
Finishes: 10 Apr 2019 2:00 PM
Venue: Allerton Building, Room c811. Once in the building walk up the stairs & take the lift up to level 7/8. After walking up the set of steps turn left at the doors & C811 is the first door on the right.
Remaining places: 8
This is an EXAM SESSION for Microsoft Office Specialist certification. At the time of booking you must be registered on the MOS programme & scored 70% plus in GMetrix's 'Testing' mode in your chosen application/s. Bookings not meeting this criteria will be cancelled. Bookings open 27 March.

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Introduction to EndNote X8

Starts: 2 Apr 2019 2:00 PM
Finishes: 2 Apr 2019 4:00 PM
Venue: Clifford Whitworth Teaching Room 1 / L01 R08
Remaining places: 0
EndNote X8 is software which can be used to manage your information sources and create citations and references automatically and correctly.

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Finding information for your assignments and assessments [online workshop]

Starts: 2 Apr 2019 2:00 PM
Finishes: 2 Apr 2019 3:00 PM
Venue: Online
Remaining places: 20
This session will explain how to identify and evaluate online resources to use in essays and assignments using Library Search. Please note: This is an online workshop aimed at new students. You will need access to the internet, a PC/laptop or device and headphones to take part in this workshop.

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Finding information for your assignments and assessments [online workshop]

Starts: 25 Apr 2019 2:00 PM
Finishes: 25 Apr 2019 3:00 PM
Venue: Online
Remaining places: 19
This session will explain how to identify and evaluate online resources to use in essays and assignments using Library Search. Please note: This is an online workshop aimed at new students. You will need access to the internet, a PC/laptop or device and headphones to take part in this workshop.

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Introduction to Critical and Analytical Skills

Starts: 27 Mar 2019 1:00 PM
Finishes: 27 Mar 2019 3:00 PM
Venue: Mary Seacole MS169/170
Remaining places: 18
Looking at how to be a critical student

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Finding information for your assignments and assessments [online workshop]

Starts: 2 Apr 2019 2:00 PM
Finishes: 2 Apr 2019 3:00 PM
Venue: Online
Remaining places: 20
This session will explain how to identify and evaluate online resources to use in essays and assignments using Library Search. Please note: This is an online workshop aimed at new students. You will need access to the internet, a PC/laptop or device and headphones to take part in this workshop.

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Exam Preparation and Revision Techniques

Starts: 2 Apr 2019 2:00 PM
Finishes: 2 Apr 2019 4:00 PM
Venue: Newton Building, Room 238/239
Remaining places: 25
Learn effective approaches to revision and exam technique.

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Introduction to EndNote X8

Starts: 2 Apr 2019 2:00 PM
Finishes: 2 Apr 2019 4:00 PM
Venue: Clifford Whitworth Teaching Room 1 / L01 R08
Remaining places: 0
EndNote X8 is software which can be used to manage your information sources and create citations and references automatically and correctly.

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MediaCityUK Academic Skills and Research Support Drop-in

Starts: 4 Apr 2019 1:00 PM
Finishes: 4 Apr 2019 5:00 PM
Venue: MCUK Library
Remaining places: 19
Drop-in session for students based at MCUK covering all aspects of academic skills and research support.
Booking is available but not required.

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Academic resilience – a stronger, smarter, better you

Starts: 4 Apr 2019 1:00 PM
Finishes: 4 Apr 2019 3:00 PM
Venue: Mary Seacole Building, room 175
Remaining places: 15
This session is aimed at helping students to build their academic resilience.

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How to Reference and Avoid Plagiarism (APA 6th (Harvard) Style)

Starts: 5 Apr 2019 10:00 AM
Finishes: 5 Apr 2019 12:00 PM
Venue: Peel Building, Room 338
Remaining places: 25
An introduction to the APA 6th (Harvard) style referencing system

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Introduction to Critical and Analytical Skills

Starts: 8 Apr 2019 10:00 AM
Finishes: 8 Apr 2019 12:00 PM
Venue: Allerton Building, room A217
Remaining places: 28
Looking at how to be a critical student

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Confidence Building for Public Speaking

Starts: 9 Apr 2019 2:00 PM
Finishes: 9 Apr 2019 4:00 PM
Venue: Peel Building Lower Ground Floor Room 07
Remaining places: 18
A practical session to help take some of the nerves out of public speaking and improve your delivery.

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Giving a good presentation

Starts: 16 Apr 2019 10:00 AM
Finishes: 16 Apr 2019 12:00 PM
Venue: Peel Building room 107 (1st floor)
Remaining places: 23
Presentation skills

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Finding information for your assignments and assessments [online workshop]

Starts: 25 Apr 2019 2:00 PM
Finishes: 25 Apr 2019 3:00 PM
Venue: Online
Remaining places: 19
This session will explain how to identify and evaluate online resources to use in essays and assignments using Library Search. Please note: This is an online workshop aimed at new students. You will need access to the internet, a PC/laptop or device and headphones to take part in this workshop.

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Exam Preparation and Revision Techniques

Starts: 29 Apr 2019 10:00 AM
Finishes: 29 Apr 2019 12:00 PM
Venue: Mary Seacole, room 167
Remaining places: 30
Learn effective approaches to revision and exam technique.

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Introduction to Critical and Analytical Skills

Starts: 30 Apr 2019 10:00 AM
Finishes: 30 Apr 2019 12:00 PM
Venue: Allerton A217 (A-block)
Remaining places: 30
Looking at how to be a critical student

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Introduction to Critical and Analytical Skills [online workshop]

Starts: 2 May 2019 1:00 PM
Finishes: 2 May 2019 3:00 PM
Venue: Online Via Collaborate Ultra
Remaining places: 30
Are you new to academic writing?

Or has your tutor told you that you need to be more analytical in your assignments?

This is an online workshop aimed at new students and for those who would like to improve their critical thinking, reading and writing skills.

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How to reference and avoid plagiarism (APA 6th Harvard style)

Starts: 13 May 2019 1:00 PM
Finishes: 13 May 2019 3:00 PM
Venue: Allerton building, room A217 (gp past the Allerton Learning Space entrance, into A block and up the stairs)
Remaining places: 29
An introduction to the APA 6th (Harvard) referencing system

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Introduction to Critical and Analytical Skills

Starts: 5 Jun 2019 1:00 PM
Finishes: 5 Jun 2019 3:00 PM
Venue: Peel Building room 107 (1st floor)
Remaining places: 30
Looking at how to be a critical student

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How to reference and avoid plagiarism APA 6th (Harvard) style

Starts: 13 Jun 2019 10:00 AM
Finishes: 13 Jun 2019 12:00 PM
Venue: Maxwell building room 824
Remaining places: 30
An introduction to the APA 6th (Harvard) style referencing system

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Introduction to Critical and Analytical Skills

Starts: 5 Jul 2019 10:00 AM
Finishes: 5 Jul 2019 12:00 PM
Venue: Newton Building, room 238/239
Remaining places: 30
Looking at how to be a critical student

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How to Reference and Avoid Plagiarism (APA 6th (Harvard) Style)

Starts: 24 Jul 2019 1:00 PM
Finishes: 24 Jul 2019 3:00 PM
Venue: Mary Seacole Building, Room 136
Remaining places: 30
An introduction to the APA 6th (Harvard) style referencing system

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We want you to be at your best for study. The following workshops are provided by the Wellbeing Service. The Wellbeing Service can help you find ways to cope with the everyday stresses of student life. Be this through attending workshops or attending one to one appointments. A Wellbeing Adviser will listen and offer personal and practical support. You can contact the Wellbeing Service through the following ways:

  • Email: wellbeing@salford.ac.uk
  • Phone: 0161 295 0023 (option 1 then option 1 again)
  • Through Advantage booking system
  • In person at the askus desk at University House

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The following workshops are delivered by the Careers and Enterprise Team. We offer a range of careers support, from online resources to face-to-face appointments and workshops. This includes services like CV checks, mock interviews and help with planning your career. Visit Careers and Enterprise for further information. You can contact the team on:
Email: careers@salford.ac.uk
Phone: 0161 295 0023 (option 5)


Writing a Winning CV and Covering Letter

Starts: 26 Mar 2019 4:30 PM
Finishes: 26 Mar 2019 6:00 PM
Venue: The Project Room (Derwent), University House
Remaining places: 14
​This is a practical workshop looking at how to put together a strong CV. The session will cover content, layout and how to sell your skills in a CV, whether on paper or online. We will cover CVs for part-time work as well as CVs for graduate jobs.

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Mini Mock Assessment Centre

Starts: 27 Mar 2019 1:00 PM
Finishes: 27 Mar 2019 3:00 PM
Venue: The Project Room (Derwent), University House
Remaining places: 20
This session should help you feel more confident when invited to an assessment centre. Come along to find out more about what to expect if you are invited to an assessment day and to gain some experience in some of the areas of an assessment centre.

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Preparing for Interviews

Starts: 28 Mar 2019 2:00 PM
Finishes: 28 Mar 2019 4:00 PM
Venue: Derwent Room, University House
Remaining places: 15
The Project Room (Derwent), University House

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Writing a winning CV & Covering Letter

Starts: 2 Apr 2019 2:00 PM
Finishes: 2 Apr 2019 3:30 PM
Venue: The Project Room (Derwent), University House
Remaining places: 22
This is a practical workshop looking at how to put together a strong CV.

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Using Social Media for your Career

Starts: 3 Apr 2019 10:30 AM
Finishes: 3 Apr 2019 12:00 PM
Venue: The Project Room (Derwent), University House
Remaining places: 15
This is a practical session for those interested in using social media for career development, networking and job search.

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How to Prepare for a Job Interview

Starts: 4 Apr 2019 1:30 PM
Finishes: 4 Apr 2019 3:00 PM
Venue: The Project Room (Derwent), University House
Remaining places: 20
Does the prospect of a job interview make you feel nervous? Are you unsure about what to expect and how to prepare, do you dread having to answer the "Tell me about yourself question?” Well worry no more! This workshop will cover all aspects of how to handle job interviews with confidence.

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Writing a winning CV & Covering Letter

Starts: 5 Apr 2019 10:00 AM
Finishes: 5 Apr 2019 11:30 AM
Venue: The Project Room (Derwent), University House
Remaining places: 24
This is a practical workshop looking at how to put together a strong CV.

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Developing an Effective LinkedIn Profile for networking and Jobsearch Opportunities

Starts: 30 Apr 2019 2:00 PM
Finishes: 30 Apr 2019 3:30 PM
Venue: The Project Room (Derwent), University House
Remaining places: 25
Find out what makes a good profile and how the effective use of LinkedIn can help you to find opportunities whilst also developing your professional online identity. Students should note that this workshop is in a room with PC access to enable you to use a PC during the session if you wish.

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Working in the UK after your studies (for international students)

Starts: 25 Jun 2019 1:00 PM
Finishes: 25 Jun 2019 2:00 PM
Venue: Chapman lecture theatre 1
Remaining places: 150
Talk from an immigration lawyer Charlotte Ashton (MLP Law) about post-study work options in the UK.

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The following workshops are delivered by the Enterprise Team. The Enterprise Team provide various Masterclass workshops on Enterprise and being Entrepreneurial. Visit Careers and Enterprise for further information. You can contact the team on:
Email: enterprise@salford.ac.uk
Phone: 0161 295 0023 (option 5)


Enterprise Masterclass: How to Network

Starts: 26 Mar 2019 1:00 PM
Finishes: 26 Mar 2019 2:00 PM
Venue: Launch Business Incubator, 3rd floor Maxwell Building, Room 335
Remaining places: 3
Why Network? Successful networking skills can raise your profile, build self-confidence, gain/share knowledge, create new contacts, and source new business. Successful networking is relevant to everyone, whether you want to be self-employed or employed in either the public or private sector.

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Enterprise Masterclass: Social Media & Blogging

Starts: 2 Apr 2019 1:00 PM
Finishes: 2 Apr 2019 2:30 PM
Venue: Launch Business Incubator, 3rd floor Maxwell Building, Room 335
Remaining places: 2
Social media is a great way to market yourself and your business, bringing in new and repeat custom. But there are so many people and businesses using social media now, that it can be hard to stand out from the all the noise!

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