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
    • Digital Notemaking [online]

      Starts: 30 Jan 2023, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 30 Jan 2023, 2:15 pm
      Remaining places: 19
      This course will teach you to:
      -Organise your work (OneDrive + OneNote)​
      -Improve your critical analysis (matrix tables)​
      -Use speech-to-text for easier paraphrasing and writing​
      - Improve your reading (Office Lens, Immersive Reader and other tools)
    • Returning to Learning [ONLINE]

      Starts: 30 Jan 2023, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 30 Jan 2023, 2:00 pm
      Remaining places: 24
      For students who have been out of education for some time
    • The what, why, when and how of referencing [online]

      Starts: 30 Jan 2023, 4:00 pm
      Finishes: 30 Jan 2023, 5:00 pm
      Remaining places: 25
      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.
    • Finding and reading journal articles [online]

      Starts: 30 Jan 2023, 5:00 pm
      Finishes: 30 Jan 2023, 6:30 pm
      Remaining places: 11
      In this workshop we will explore what journal articles are and why they are useful. We will learn how to find them, discuss how to read them and examine the parts that make an article up. This workshop includes advice on targeting your reading and using journal articles in your academic work.
    • Literature Reviews [L6 & PGT, ON CAMPUS]

      Starts: 31 Jan 2023, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 31 Jan 2023, 1:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Peel, 330
      Remaining places: 24
      An introduction to tackling literature reviews. [ON CAMPUS]
    • Literature Reviews [L6 & PGT]

      Starts: 1 Feb 2023, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 1 Feb 2023, 1:00 pm
      Remaining places: 24
      An introduction to tackling literature reviews.
    • Library Welcome Webinar [online]

      Starts: 1 Feb 2023, 2:00 pm
      Finishes: 1 Feb 2023, 3:00 pm
      Remaining places: 93
      An introduction to the services and resources offered by the Library to students at the University of Salford.
    • Get IT qualifications with Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) [online]

      Starts: 2 Feb 2023, 12:30 pm
      Finishes: 2 Feb 2023, 1:30 pm
      Remaining places: 35
      Want to prove your Microsoft Office IT skills? Join our programme and 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.
    • Speaking up in groups [ON CAMPUS]

      Starts: 6 Feb 2023, 11:00 am
      Finishes: 6 Feb 2023, 12:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Peel, Peel Building room 105
      Remaining places: 22
      If you are nervous about speaking up in groups this session can help!
    • Making the most of eBooks [online]

      Starts: 6 Feb 2023, 11:00 am
      Finishes: 6 Feb 2023, 12:00 pm
      Remaining places: 38
      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.
    • Returning to Learning

      Starts: 6 Feb 2023, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 6 Feb 2023, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Clifford Whitworth University Library, CW Learning Suite 2
      Remaining places: 19
      For students who have been out of education for some time
    • Meeting new People [ONLINE]

      Starts: 7 Feb 2023, 11:00 am
      Finishes: 7 Feb 2023, 12:00 pm
      Remaining places: 27
      This is a safe space to have discussions, share experiences and take part in activities about meeting new people.
    • Finding information using Library Search [online]

      Starts: 7 Feb 2023, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 7 Feb 2023, 2:00 pm
      Remaining places: 45
      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.
    • Getting Started With Your Assignments

      Starts: 8 Feb 2023, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 8 Feb 2023, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Frederick Road Campus, Mary Seacole, Mary Seacole Building room 329
      Remaining places: 17
      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.
    • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam session [Available On campus & Online]

      Starts: 9 Feb 2023, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 9 Feb 2023, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Frederick Road Campus, Allerton, C811
      Remaining places: 7
      This is an EXAM SESSION for MOS certification. At the time of booking you must have scored over 70% in GMetrix's 'Testing' mode for your chosen application. Bookings not meeting this criteria will be cancelled. Candidates may also join this exam session remotely and take their exam off campus.
    • Graduate Numerical Reasoning Tests [online]

      Starts: 10 Feb 2023, 10:00 am
      Finishes: 10 Feb 2023, 12:00 pm
      This session looks at the types of questions that occur on numerical reasoning tests and problem-solving strategies.
    • Constructing an Argument 2. The Modes of Persuasion [Online]

      Starts: 10 Feb 2023, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 10 Feb 2023, 1:15 pm
      Remaining places: 23
      This session will explore the elements that make up an academic argument. Session 2 explores ethos, pathos, logos and utopias/dystopias as methods used to persuade an audience. Being aware of these tools can help develop your critical reading and writing.
    • A Short Introduction to Critical and Analytical Skills

      Starts: 13 Feb 2023, 11:00 am
      Finishes: 13 Feb 2023, 12:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Clifford Whitworth University Library, CW Learning Suite 2
      Remaining places: 14
      This session is aimed at undergraduate and master's level students who wish to improve their critical thinking, reading and writing skills.
    • Read all about it! Finding newspapers for your studies [online]

      Starts: 14 Feb 2023, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 14 Feb 2023, 2:00 pm
      Remaining places: 39
      This workshop provides an introduction to the newspapers we have in our collections in the Library. There will be a a live demo of how to find and use current, historical, national and international digital newspapers. This workshop will be delivered online.
    • Speaking Up In Groups [online]

      Starts: 15 Feb 2023, 11:00 am
      Finishes: 15 Feb 2023, 12:00 pm
      Remaining places: 35
      Taking part in group discussions
    • IT Essentials at Salford [Online]

      Starts: 15 Feb 2023, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 15 Feb 2023, 1:00 pm
      Remaining places: 100
      Find out about the main IT tools, resources and services you need to get started as a student at the University of Salford.
    • Introduction to EndNote 20 [On Campus]

      Starts: 15 Feb 2023, 2:00 pm
      Finishes: 15 Feb 2023, 4:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Clifford Whitworth University Library, CW Learning Suite 2
      Remaining places: 11
      EndNote 20 is software which can be used to manage your information sources and create citations and references automatically and correctly. It is particularly useful for students working on large projects such as dissertations and theses.
    • Avoiding plagiarism in your work [online]

      Starts: 15 Feb 2023, 5:00 pm
      Finishes: 15 Feb 2023, 6:00 pm
      Remaining places: 37
      This workshop will help you understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it in your work. Please note: This workshop is online.
    • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam session [Online]

      Starts: 15 Feb 2023, 5:00 pm
      Finishes: 15 Feb 2023, 6:00 pm
      Venue: MOS Exam - Certiport exam provider
      Remaining places: 10
      Have you met the criteria for booking an exam place? This is an online EXAM SESSION for Microsoft Office Specialist certification. When booking you MUST have scored over 70% using GMetrix's 'Testing' mode for your chosen application. Bookings not meeting this criteria will be cancelled.
    • Getting Started with your Assignment [online]

      Starts: 16 Feb 2023, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 16 Feb 2023, 2:00 pm
      Remaining places: 40
      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.
    • The what, why, when and how of referencing [online]

      Starts: 16 Feb 2023, 5:00 pm
      Finishes: 16 Feb 2023, 6:15 pm
      Remaining places: 36
      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.
    • Giving a Good Presentation

      Starts: 20 Feb 2023, 11:00 am
      Finishes: 20 Feb 2023, 12:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Clifford Whitworth University Library, Learning Suite 2
      Remaining places: 17
      How to give a good presentation
    • Word: Formatting your dissertation or thesis [On Campus]

      Starts: 21 Feb 2023, 10:00 am
      Finishes: 21 Feb 2023, 1:00 pm
      Venue: Frederick Road Campus, Allerton, C811
      Remaining places: 13
      Ready to start writing up? Learn about heading styles & captions to create automatic Table of Contents, Table of Figures, etc. Apply different page number formats & change page orientation via Section breaks. This workshop is on campus and requires a basic knowledge of Word.
    • An introduction to EndNote 20 [online]

      Starts: 23 Feb 2023, 3:00 pm
      Finishes: 23 Feb 2023, 4:30 pm
      Remaining places: 21
      EndNote is referencing software which can be used to manage your information sources and create citations and reference lists automatically and correctly. It is particularly useful for students working on large projects such as dissertations and theses.
      Please note: This workshop is online.
    • Finding information using Library Search [online]

      Starts: 27 Feb 2023, 2:00 pm
      Finishes: 27 Feb 2023, 3:00 pm
      Remaining places: 49
      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.
  • Careers workshops for students
    • Be CV Confident

      Starts: 31 Jan 2023, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 31 Jan 2023, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, SEE Building SB2.02
      Remaining places: 10
      Be CV Confident
    • Graduate Job Hunting

      Starts: 3 Feb 2023, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 3 Feb 2023, 2:00 pm
      Graduate Job Hunting
    • Graduate Numerical Reasoning Tests [online]

      Starts: 10 Feb 2023, 10:00 am
      Finishes: 10 Feb 2023, 12:00 pm
      This session looks at the types of questions that occur on numerical reasoning tests and problem-solving strategies.
    • Market Research

      Starts: 10 Feb 2023, 1:30 pm
      Finishes: 10 Feb 2023, 2:30 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Maxwell, Launch
      Remaining places: 57
      Market Research
    • Start Up School for Internationals – Starting a business in the UK

      Starts: 14 Feb 2023, 9:30 am
      Finishes: 14 Feb 2023, 3:00 pm
      Remaining places: 1
      Starting a business in the UK when you are an international is not always easy, this event is designed to guide you in this process, you will learn through a series of interactive workshops the skills needed to begin your business start-up journey.
    • All About Post-Grad Study

      Starts: 15 Feb 2023, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 15 Feb 2023, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Lady Hale, G06/07
      Remaining places: 22
      All About Post-Grad Study
    • Be CV Confident

      Starts: 20 Feb 2023, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 20 Feb 2023, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Maxwell, Maxwell 436
      Remaining places: 27
      Be CV Confident
    • Graduate Job Hunting

      Starts: 27 Feb 2023, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 27 Feb 2023, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Lady Hale, LH100
      Graduate Job Hunting
    • Ideas Generation

      Starts: 28 Feb 2023, 1:30 pm
      Finishes: 28 Feb 2023, 2:30 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Maxwell, Launch
      Remaining places: 59
      Ideas Generation
    • What is Social Enterprsie

      Starts: 17 Mar 2023, 1:30 pm
      Finishes: 17 Mar 2023, 2:30 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Maxwell, Launch
      Remaining places: 60
      What is Social Enterprsie
    • Graduate Job Hunting

      Starts: 22 Mar 2023, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 22 Mar 2023, 2:00 pm
      Graduate Job Hunting
    • Time Management

      Starts: 24 Mar 2023, 1:30 pm
      Finishes: 24 Mar 2023, 2:30 pm
      Time Management
    • Be CV Confident

      Starts: 28 Mar 2023, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 28 Mar 2023, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Frederick Road Campus, Allerton, Allerton Building room L218
      Remaining places: 25
      Be CV Confident
    • Become Incredible at interviews

      Starts: 29 Mar 2023, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 29 Mar 2023, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Lady Hale, LH100
      Remaining places: 25
      Become Incredible at interviews
    • Business Basics

      Starts: 30 Mar 2023, 1:30 pm
      Finishes: 30 Mar 2023, 2:30 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Maxwell, Launch
      Remaining places: 59
      Business Basics
    • Ace Your Job Application

      Starts: 3 Apr 2023, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 3 Apr 2023, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Lady Hale, LH100
      Ace Your Job Application
    • Ideas Generation

      Starts: 4 Apr 2023, 1:30 pm
      Finishes: 4 Apr 2023, 2:30 pm
      Remaining places: 57
      Ideas Generation
    • Graduate Job Hunting

      Starts: 12 Apr 2023, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 12 Apr 2023, 2:00 pm
      Graduate Job Hunting
    • Ace Your Job Application

      Starts: 4 May 2023, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 4 May 2023, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Lady Hale, LH100
      Ace Your Job Application
    • Market Research

      Starts: 16 May 2023, 1:30 pm
      Finishes: 16 May 2023, 2:30 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Maxwell, Launch
      Remaining places: 60
      Market Research
  • LEAP workshops for students
    • Listening 1.1: Note-taking systems

      Starts: 30 Jan 2023, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 30 Jan 2023, 12:40 pm
      Remaining places: 6
      ​This webinar will help you take notes more effectively and thereby improve your understanding of lectures
    • Better Academic Writing: 3.3 Paraphrasing

      Starts: 1 Feb 2023, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 1 Feb 2023, 1:40 pm
      Remaining places: 0
      In this 40-minute webinar, we will explore a range of techniques for incorporating other writers' ideas into your assignments by paraphrasing.
    • Better Academic Writing: 3.4 Citation and Referencing

      Starts: 8 Feb 2023, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 8 Feb 2023, 1:50 pm
      Remaining places: 0
      In this 50-minute webinar, we will explore how to reference and cite the work of other writers in University of Salford assignments.
  • Skills workshops for staff
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