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, improve your study skills or focus on your career plans 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.
  • Online workshops are delivered 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.

Workshops are added regularly, so keep checking back to see what's new!

  • Skills workshops for students
    • Speaking up in groups - ONLINE

      Starts: 21 Jan 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 21 Jan 2022, 2:15 pm
      Remaining places: 11
      If you are nervous about speaking up in groups this session can help!
    • IT Essentials at Salford [Online]

      Starts: 24 Jan 2022, 10:00 am
      Finishes: 24 Jan 2022, 11:00 am
      Remaining places: 38
      Find out about the key IT tools and services you need to get started at Salford.
    • Academic Skills Q&A [Online] -

      Starts: 24 Jan 2022, 11:00 am
      Finishes: 24 Jan 2022, 12:00 pm
      Remaining places: 192
      This is a question and answer session designed for new UK and international students introducing the academic skills resources and support offered by the Library to students at the University of Salford.
    • Digital Notemaking [online]

      Starts: 24 Jan 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 24 Jan 2022, 2:00 pm
      Remaining places: 18
      Learn how to organise your work with OneDrive and OneNote;​ improve your critical analysis using matrix tables in Excel or Word​; use speech to text for easier paraphrasing and writing;​ make reading easier with Office Lens and Immersive Reader. Please note: this workshop is online.
    • Library Welcome webinar [online]

      Starts: 24 Jan 2022, 2:00 pm
      Finishes: 24 Jan 2022, 3:00 pm
      Remaining places: 192
      This session is designed for new UK and international students to help you prepare for studying at the University of Salford.
    • Library Welcome webinar [online]

      Starts: 25 Jan 2022, 10:00 am
      Finishes: 25 Jan 2022, 11:00 am
      Remaining places: 194
      This session is designed for new UK and international students to help you prepare for studying at the University of Salford.
    • The what, why, when and how of referencing - ONLINE

      Starts: 25 Jan 2022, 11:30 am
      Finishes: 25 Jan 2022, 12:45 pm
      Remaining places: 19
      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 7th style. Please note: This workshop is online.
    • IT Essentials at Salford [Online]

      Starts: 25 Jan 2022, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 25 Jan 2022, 1:00 pm
      Remaining places: 48
      Find out about the key IT tools and services you need to get started at Salford.
    • Finding information using Library Search [online]

      Starts: 25 Jan 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 25 Jan 2022, 2:00 pm
      Remaining places: 43
      This online workshop is a live demo of how Library Search works and showcases what it can do to help you find information.
      This session is designed for UK and international students to help you prepare for finding information at Salford.
    • Finding the Positives in 'Negative' Feedback [online]

      Starts: 26 Jan 2022, 11:00 am
      Finishes: 26 Jan 2022, 12:00 pm
      Remaining places: 32
      This session is aimed at students who would like to develop their approach to learning by understanding of how to use all forms of feedback more effectively.
    • Academic Skills Q&A [Online]

      Starts: 26 Jan 2022, 11:00 am
      Finishes: 26 Jan 2022, 12:00 pm
      Remaining places: 197
      This is a question and answer session designed for new UK and international students introducing the academic skills resources and support offered by the Library to students at the University of Salford.
    • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam session [Online]

      Starts: 26 Jan 2022, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 26 Jan 2022, 1:00 pm
      Venue: MOS Exam - Certiport exam provider
      Remaining places: 9
      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 now.
    • Library Welcome webinar [online]

      Starts: 26 Jan 2022, 2:00 pm
      Finishes: 26 Jan 2022, 3:00 pm
      Remaining places: 199
      This session is designed for new UK and international students to help you prepare for studying at the University of Salford.
    • IT Essentials at Salford [Online]

      Starts: 26 Jan 2022, 6:00 pm
      Finishes: 26 Jan 2022, 7:00 pm
      Remaining places: 49
      Find out about the key IT tools and services you need to get started at Salford.
    • IT Essentials at Salford [Online]

      Starts: 27 Jan 2022, 10:00 am
      Finishes: 27 Jan 2022, 11:00 am
      Remaining places: 50
      Find out about the key IT tools and services you need to get started at Salford.
    • Constructing an Argument [Online]

      Starts: 27 Jan 2022, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 27 Jan 2022, 1:15 pm
      Remaining places: 34
      This session will explore the elements that make up an academic argument, how to write your own and to challenge ones you disagree with.
    • Library Welcome webinar [online]

      Starts: 27 Jan 2022, 6:00 pm
      Finishes: 27 Jan 2022, 7:00 pm
      Remaining places: 200
      This session is designed for new UK and international students to help you prepare for studying at the University of Salford.
    • Library Welcome webinar [online]

      Starts: 28 Jan 2022, 10:00 am
      Finishes: 28 Jan 2022, 11:00 am
      Remaining places: 198
      This session is designed for new UK and international students to help you prepare for studying at the University of Salford.
    • Academic Skills Q&A [Online]

      Starts: 28 Jan 2022, 2:00 pm
      Finishes: 28 Jan 2022, 3:00 pm
      Remaining places: 197
      This is a question and answer session designed for new UK and international students introducing the academic skills resources and support offered by the Library to students at the University of Salford.
    • Speaking up in groups - ONLINE

      Starts: 1 Feb 2022, 11:00 am
      Finishes: 1 Feb 2022, 12:15 pm
      Remaining places: 27
      If you are nervous about speaking up in groups this session can help!
    • Avoiding plagiarism in your work [online]

      Starts: 2 Feb 2022, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 2 Feb 2022, 1:00 pm
      Remaining places: 46
      This workshop will help you understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it in your work. Please note: This workshop is online.
    • Library Welcome webinar [online]

      Starts: 2 Feb 2022, 2:00 pm
      Finishes: 2 Feb 2022, 3:00 pm
      Remaining places: 200
      This session is designed for new UK and international students to help you prepare for studying at the University of Salford.
    • The what, why, when and how of referencing [online]

      Starts: 3 Feb 2022, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 3 Feb 2022, 1:00 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 7th style. Please note: This workshop is online.
    • Academic Skills Q&A [Online]

      Starts: 3 Feb 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 3 Feb 2022, 2:00 pm
      Remaining places: 200
      This is a question and answer session designed for new UK and international students introducing the academic skills resources and support offered by the Library to students at the University of Salford.
    • Getting Started with your Assignment [online]

      Starts: 8 Feb 2022, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 8 Feb 2022, 1:00 pm
      Remaining places: 49
      Got an assignment and don't know where to start? Come and learn about types of assignment, managing your time and planning and structuring your work.
    • IT Essentials at Salford [Online]

      Starts: 9 Feb 2022, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 9 Feb 2022, 1:00 pm
      Remaining places: 50
      Find out about the key IT tools and services you need to get started at Salford.
    • Avoiding plagiarism in your work [online]

      Starts: 9 Feb 2022, 5:00 pm
      Finishes: 9 Feb 2022, 6:00 pm
      Remaining places: 38
      This workshop will help you understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it in your work. Please note: This workshop is online.
    • Get IT qualifications with Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) [online]

      Starts: 10 Feb 2022, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 10 Feb 2022, 1:00 pm
      Remaining places: 48
      Want to prove your MS Office IT skills? Find out how to gain Microsoft certified IT qualifications in applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint...You choose which exams to sit to become a Microsoft Office Specialist.
      This webinar is delivered online.
    • Constructing an Argument 2. The Modes of Persuasion [Online]

      Starts: 10 Feb 2022, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 10 Feb 2022, 1:15 pm
      Remaining places: 39
      This session develops the elements discussed in Constructing an Argument. Session 2 explores the concepts of ethos, pathos, logos and utopias/dystopias as methods used to persuade an audience. Being aware of these rhetorical tools can help you develop as a critical reader, writer and speaker.
    • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam session [Online]

      Starts: 15 Feb 2022, 5:00 pm
      Finishes: 15 Feb 2022, 6:00 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 25 January.
    • The what, why, when and how of referencing [online]

      Starts: 16 Feb 2022, 5:00 pm
      Finishes: 16 Feb 2022, 6:15 pm
      Remaining places: 40
      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 7th (Harvard) style. This session does not cover OSCOLA, Chicago or MLA referencing styles. Please note: This workshop is online.
    • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam session [Online]

      Starts: 17 Feb 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 17 Feb 2022, 2:00 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 28 January.
    • Finding information using Library Search [online]

      Starts: 21 Feb 2022, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 21 Feb 2022, 1:00 pm
      Remaining places: 40
      This workshop is a live demo of how Library Search works and showcases what it can do to help you find information. This workshop will show you how to find and use Library Search, and will include tips on making the most of all of its features, saving you time! This workshop is online.
    • Word: Formatting your dissertation or thesis - PART 1 of 2 [Online]

      Starts: 21 Feb 2022, 3:00 pm
      Finishes: 21 Feb 2022, 5:00 pm
      Remaining places: 50
      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: 22 Feb 2022, 3:00 pm
      Finishes: 22 Feb 2022, 4:30 pm
      Remaining places: 50
      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.
  • Careers workshops for students
    • Writing a winning CV & Covering Letter

      Starts: 31 Jan 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 31 Jan 2022, 2:00 pm
      This masterclass will help you to create a CV and Covering Letter that communicates what you have to offer with impact.
    • Making effective applications

      Starts: 1 Feb 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 1 Feb 2022, 2:00 pm
      What is a supporting statement? How do you make sense of a job’s description, and the person specification that goes with it? How do you make your application stand out? We can help with that.
    • How to prepare for a Job Interview

      Starts: 2 Feb 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 2 Feb 2022, 2:00 pm
      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.
    • Is Postgraduate study for me?

      Starts: 3 Feb 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 3 Feb 2022, 2:00 pm
      Remaining places: 24
      Are you an undergraduate considering pursuing a postgraduate qualification? This Masterclass will cover the different types of postgraduate study available, funding and where to find opportunities.
    • Ideas Generation

      Starts: 4 Feb 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 4 Feb 2022, 2:00 pm
      The aim of this workshop is to allow you to explore how different thinking styles can be used to identify ideas and opportunities.
    • Is Postgraduate study for me?

      Starts: 7 Feb 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 7 Feb 2022, 2:00 pm
      Are you an undergraduate considering pursuing a postgraduate qualification? This Masterclass will cover the different types of postgraduate study available, funding and where to find opportunities.
    • Business Basics

      Starts: 8 Feb 2022, 2:00 pm
      Finishes: 8 Feb 2022, 3:00 pm
      Gain an overview of the basics of starting a business.
    • Making effective applications

      Starts: 9 Feb 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 9 Feb 2022, 2:00 pm
      What is a supporting statement? How do you make sense of a job’s description, and the person specification that goes with it? How do you make your application stand out? We can help with that.
    • How to prepare for a Job Interview

      Starts: 10 Feb 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 10 Feb 2022, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Lady Hale, LH100
      Remaining places: 25
      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.
    • Writing a winning CV & Covering Letter

      Starts: 11 Feb 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 11 Feb 2022, 2:00 pm
      This masterclass will help you to create a CV and Covering Letter that communicates what you have to offer with impact.
    • Is Postgraduate study for me?

      Starts: 14 Feb 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 14 Feb 2022, 2:00 pm
      Are you an undergraduate considering pursuing a postgraduate qualification? This Masterclass will cover the different types of postgraduate study available, funding and where to find opportunities.
    • How to prepare for a Job Interview

      Starts: 15 Feb 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 15 Feb 2022, 2:00 pm
      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.
    • Networking for Success

      Starts: 16 Feb 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 16 Feb 2022, 2:00 pm
      Learn how to network effectively in person and online
    • Writing a winning CV & Covering Letter

      Starts: 17 Feb 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 17 Feb 2022, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Lady Hale, LH100
      Remaining places: 25
      This masterclass will help you to create a CV and Covering Letter that communicates what you have to offer with impact.
    • Making effective applications

      Starts: 18 Feb 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 18 Feb 2022, 2:00 pm
      ​What is a supporting statement? How do you make sense of a job’s description, and the person specification that goes with it? How do you make your application stand out? We can help with that.
    • How to prepare for a Job Interview

      Starts: 21 Feb 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 21 Feb 2022, 2:00 pm
      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.
    • Is Postgraduate study for me?

      Starts: 22 Feb 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 22 Feb 2022, 2:00 pm
      Are you an undergraduate considering pursuing a postgraduate qualification? This Masterclass will cover the different types of postgraduate study available, funding and where to find opportunities.
    • Making effective applications

      Starts: 23 Feb 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 23 Feb 2022, 2:00 pm
      What is a supporting statement? How do you make sense of a job’s description, and the person specification that goes with it? How do you make your application stand out? We can help with that.
    • Writing a winning CV & Covering Letter

      Starts: 24 Feb 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 24 Feb 2022, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Lady Hale, LH100
      Remaining places: 25
      This masterclass will help you to create a CV and Covering Letter that communicates what you have to offer with impact.
    • Business Planning

      Starts: 25 Feb 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 25 Feb 2022, 2:00 pm
      Thinking about starting a business? This session is a great place to start as it will provide ideas and structure to start you on your business planning journey.
    • Making effective applications

      Starts: 28 Feb 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 28 Feb 2022, 2:00 pm
      What is a supporting statement? How do you make sense of a job’s description, and the person specification that goes with it? How do you make your application stand out? We can help with that.
    • Time Management

      Starts: 1 Mar 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 1 Mar 2022, 2:00 pm
      Workshop exploring how to manage your time effectively for business
    • The National Graduate Employability Conference 2022

      Starts: 2 Mar 2022, 9:00 am
      Finishes: 2 Mar 2022, 5:00 pm
      Venue: Online
      Join us at The National Graduate Employability Conference 2022 to hear the latest updates on graduate employability and the graduate job market from experts across higher education
    • Is Postgraduate study for me?

      Starts: 2 Mar 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 2 Mar 2022, 2:00 pm
      Are you an undergraduate considering pursuing a postgraduate qualification? This Masterclass will cover the different types of postgraduate study available, funding and where to find opportunities.
    • Writing a winning CV & Covering Letter

      Starts: 3 Mar 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 3 Mar 2022, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Lady Hale, LH100
      Remaining places: 25
      This masterclass will help you to create a CV and Covering Letter that communicates what you have to offer with impact.
    • How to prepare for a Job Interview

      Starts: 4 Mar 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 4 Mar 2022, 2:00 pm
      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.
    • Writing a winning CV & Covering Letter

      Starts: 7 Mar 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 7 Mar 2022, 2:00 pm
      This masterclass will help you to create a CV and Covering Letter that communicates what you have to offer with impact.
    • Making effective applications

      Starts: 8 Mar 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 8 Mar 2022, 2:00 pm
      What is a supporting statement? How do you make sense of a job’s description, and the person specification that goes with it? How do you make your application stand out? We can help with that.
    • Social Media Marketing

      Starts: 9 Mar 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 9 Mar 2022, 2:00 pm
      With so much noise going on in today’s media how are you going to get yourself heard and more importantly how can you ‘punch above your weight’ in a world full of information?
    • How to prepare for a Job Interview

      Starts: 10 Mar 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 10 Mar 2022, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Lady Hale, LH100
      Remaining places: 25
      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.
    • Bank of America Spring Insight Program

      Starts: 1 Apr 2022, 9:00 am
      Finishes: 1 Apr 2022, 10:00 am
      Venue: Online
      Join our Spring Insight Program to experience what it’s like to have a career with global impact
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