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
    • Returning to Learning - ONLINE

      Starts: 27 Sep 2022, 10:00 am
      Finishes: 27 Sep 2022, 11:00 am
      Remaining places: 19
      For students who have been out of education for some time
    • A short introduction to critical and analytical skills [ONLINE]

      Starts: 27 Sep 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 27 Sep 2022, 2:15 pm
      Remaining places: 7
      This session is aimed at undergraduate and master's level students who wish to improve their critical thinking, reading and writing skills. This workshop will be delivered online.
    • L5 Film TV and Stage Design [SAM]

      Starts: 30 Sep 2022, 10:00 am
      Finishes: 30 Sep 2022, 11:00 am
      Responding to Creative Contexts module - research for their assessment
    • Writing Cafe [Online]

      Starts: 30 Sep 2022, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 30 Sep 2022, 1:00 pm
      Remaining places: 37
      The Writing Café is a space for students to develop their writing skills though creativity and reflection in response to short prompts. It is based on the premise that finding your inner writer takes practice and experimentation. Online.
    • Avoiding plagiarism in your work

      Starts: 4 Oct 2022, 5:00 pm
      Finishes: 4 Oct 2022, 6:00 pm
      Remaining places: 27
      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

      Starts: 4 Oct 2022, 6:00 pm
      Finishes: 4 Oct 2022, 7:00 pm
      Remaining places: 98
      An introduction to the services and resources offered by the Library to students at the University of Salford.
    • Getting Started with your Assignment [ONLINE]

      Starts: 5 Oct 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 5 Oct 2022, 2:00 pm
      Remaining places: 19
      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. This workshop will be delivered online.
    • Making the most of eBooks [online]

      Starts: 5 Oct 2022, 3:00 pm
      Finishes: 5 Oct 2022, 4:00 pm
      Remaining places: 37
      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.
    • L4 Film TV and Stage Design [SAM]

      Starts: 6 Oct 2022, 10:00 am
      Finishes: 6 Oct 2022, 11:00 am
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, New Adelphi, New Adelphi 535G
      Exploring Creative Contexts - Introduction to the Library and research for this subject area.
    • L4 Costume Design [SAM]

      Starts: 6 Oct 2022, 1:30 pm
      Finishes: 6 Oct 2022, 2:30 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, New Adelphi, New Adelphi 535J
      Exploring Creative Contexts - Introduction to the Library and research for this subject area.
    • Hands-on Essay Planning [On Campus]

      Starts: 11 Oct 2022, 11:00 am
      Finishes: 11 Oct 2022, 12:00 pm
      Venue: Frederick Road Campus, Mary Seacole, 132
      Remaining places: 23
      This practical session will take place on campus and the content is aimed primarily at students who are new to essay planning. However, it will also be useful for anyone hoping to improve how they plan and structure their written work. Please feel free to bring an essay question you are working on.
    • Meeting new People

      Starts: 11 Oct 2022, 2:00 pm
      Finishes: 11 Oct 2022, 3:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Peel, Peel 102
      Remaining places: 30
      This is a safe space to have discussions, share experiences and take part in activities about meeting new people.
    • Avoiding plagiarism in your work

      Starts: 11 Oct 2022, 5:00 pm
      Finishes: 11 Oct 2022, 6:00 pm
      Remaining places: 47
      This workshop will help you understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it in your work. Please note: This workshop is online.
    • Constructing an Argument [Online]

      Starts: 12 Oct 2022, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 12 Oct 2022, 1:15 pm
      Remaining places: 19
      This session will explore the elements that make up an academic argument, how to write your own and to challenge ones you disagree with.
    • IT Essentials at Salford [Online]

      Starts: 12 Oct 2022, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 12 Oct 2022, 12:50 pm
      Remaining places: 49
      Find out about the main IT tools, resources and services you need to get started as a student at the University of Salford.
    • Library Welcome webinar

      Starts: 12 Oct 2022, 2:00 pm
      Finishes: 12 Oct 2022, 3:00 pm
      Remaining places: 99
      An introduction to the services and resources offered by the Library to students at the University of Salford.
    • Finding information using Library Search [online]

      Starts: 12 Oct 2022, 5:00 pm
      Finishes: 12 Oct 2022, 6:00 pm
      Remaining places: 31
      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 delivered online.
    • An introduction to EndNote 20

      Starts: 13 Oct 2022, 5:00 pm
      Finishes: 13 Oct 2022, 6:15 pm
      Remaining places: 2
      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.
    • The what, why, when and how of referencing [online]

      Starts: 13 Oct 2022, 5:00 pm
      Finishes: 13 Oct 2022, 6:00 pm
      Remaining places: 44
      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.
    • Digital Notemaking [online]

      Starts: 17 Oct 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 17 Oct 2022, 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)
    • Giving a Good Presentation

      Starts: 18 Oct 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 18 Oct 2022, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Chapman, Seminar room 1 and 2
      Remaining places: 25
      Presentation skills
    • Finding information using Library Search [online]

      Starts: 18 Oct 2022, 5:00 pm
      Finishes: 18 Oct 2022, 6:00 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.
    • Avoiding plagiarism in your work [on campus]

      Starts: 19 Oct 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 19 Oct 2022, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Clifford Whitworth University Library, Clifford Whitworth Library, Learning Suite 1
      Remaining places: 20
      This workshop will help you understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it in your work. Please note: This is an on campus event.
    • A short introduction to critical and analytical skills

      Starts: 19 Oct 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 19 Oct 2022, 3:00 pm
      Venue: Frederick Road Campus, Mary Seacole, 273
      Remaining places: 20
      This session is aimed at undergraduate and master's level students who wish to improve their critical thinking, reading and writing skills. This workshop will be delivered on campus.
    • The what, why, when and how of referencing [on campus]

      Starts: 19 Oct 2022, 2:30 pm
      Finishes: 19 Oct 2022, 3:30 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Clifford Whitworth University Library, Clifford Whitworth Library, Learning Suite 1
      Remaining places: 18
      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 on campus.
    • Finding and reading journal articles [online]

      Starts: 24 Oct 2022, 5:00 pm
      Finishes: 24 Oct 2022, 6:00 pm
      Remaining places: 23
      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.
    • Finding information using Library Search

      Starts: 25 Oct 2022, 11:00 am
      Finishes: 25 Oct 2022, 12:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Clifford Whitworth University Library, Clifford Whitworth Library, Learning Suite 1
      Remaining places: 18
      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 on campus.
    • The what, why, when and how of referencing [online]

      Starts: 25 Oct 2022, 5:00 pm
      Finishes: 25 Oct 2022, 6:00 pm
      Remaining places: 50
      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.
    • Word: Formatting your dissertation or thesis

      Starts: 26 Oct 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 26 Oct 2022, 4:00 pm
      Venue: Frederick Road Campus, Allerton, C811
      Remaining places: 6
      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 requires a basic knowledge of Word. This workshop is on campus.
    • Making the most of eBooks [online]

      Starts: 26 Oct 2022, 4:00 pm
      Finishes: 26 Oct 2022, 5:00 pm
      Remaining places: 33
      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.
    • Library Welcome webinar

      Starts: 1 Nov 2022, 6:00 pm
      Finishes: 1 Nov 2022, 7:00 pm
      Remaining places: 100
      An introduction to the services and resources offered by the Library to students at the University of Salford.
    • Finding and using images for your studies (Online)

      Starts: 3 Nov 2022, 2:00 pm
      Finishes: 3 Nov 2022, 3:00 pm
      Remaining places: 39
      This session focusses on where to look for images and how to use them in your assessments, including how to caption and reference them in written work using Harvard APA7. We DON'T cover how to analyse images, or explore the meaning and value of images for specific purposes. The session is online.
    • Making the most of eBooks [online]

      Starts: 29 Nov 2022, 2:00 pm
      Finishes: 29 Nov 2022, 3:00 pm
      Remaining places: 39
      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.
    • Library Welcome webinar

      Starts: 7 Dec 2022, 2:00 pm
      Finishes: 7 Dec 2022, 3:00 pm
      Remaining places: 100
      An introduction to the services and resources offered by the Library to students at the University of Salford.
  • Careers workshops for students
    • Preparing for Careers Fairs

      Starts: 26 Sep 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 26 Sep 2022, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Chapman, Seminar Room 3
      Remaining places: 1
      Have you signed up to attend the careers fairs yet? Join this preparation session to help you make the most out of your time at the fairs!
    • Making effective applications

      Starts: 28 Sep 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 28 Sep 2022, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Lady Hale, LH100
      Remaining places: 19
      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 job application stand out? We can help with that.
    • Personal Branding

      Starts: 29 Sep 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 29 Sep 2022, 2:00 pm
      ​This session follows a step by step guide to create a powerful Personal Brand
    • Writing a winning CV

      Starts: 30 Sep 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 30 Sep 2022, 2:00 pm
      This masterclass will help you to create a CV that communicates what you have to offer with impact.
    • Preparing for Careers Fairs

      Starts: 3 Oct 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 3 Oct 2022, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Chapman, Seminar Room 3
      Remaining places: 15
      Have you signed up to attend the careers fairs yet? Join this preparation session to help you make the most out of your time at the fairs!
    • Working Freelance

      Starts: 4 Oct 2022, 3:00 pm
      Finishes: 4 Oct 2022, 4:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Maxwell, Launch Business Incubator
      Remaining places: 20
      ​Want to work freelance but unsure of the next steps?
    • Careers Fair: Part-time Jobs and Volunteering

      Starts: 5 Oct 2022, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 5 Oct 2022, 3:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Newton, 240
      Remaining places: 88
      Looking for a part-time job or volunteering role? Come and meet employers offering part-time/vacation-period jobs
    • Making effective applications

      Starts: 6 Oct 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 6 Oct 2022, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Lady Hale, LH100
      Remaining places: 24
      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

      Starts: 7 Oct 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 7 Oct 2022, 2:00 pm
      This masterclass will help you to create a CV that communicates what you have to offer with impact.
    • Preparing for Interviews

      Starts: 10 Oct 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 10 Oct 2022, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Chapman, Seminar Room 3
      Remaining places: 18
      This is a practical workshop looking at how to prepare for interviews.
    • Careers Fair: Teaching Futures

      Starts: 11 Oct 2022, 11:00 am
      Finishes: 11 Oct 2022, 1:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Clifford Whitworth University Library, Inside Main Entrance
      Remaining places: 88
      Teaching futures is a careers fair for those interested in finding our more about teaching as a career
    • Making effective applications

      Starts: 12 Oct 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 12 Oct 2022, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Lady Hale, LH100
      Remaining places: 25
      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 job application stand out? We can help with that.
    • Preparing for Careers Fairs

      Starts: 14 Oct 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 14 Oct 2022, 2:00 pm
      Have you signed up to attend the careers fairs yet? Join this preparation session to help you make the most out of your time at the fairs!
    • Making effective applications

      Starts: 17 Oct 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 17 Oct 2022, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Chapman, Seminar Room 3
      Remaining places: 20
      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 job application stand out? We can help with that.
    • Social Media Marketing

      Starts: 18 Oct 2022, 2:00 pm
      Finishes: 18 Oct 2022, 3:00 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?
    • Careers Fair: Salford Business School

      Starts: 19 Oct 2022, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 19 Oct 2022, 3:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Maxwell, Maxwell Upper Hall
      Remaining places: 48
      Come and meet employers offering placement and/or graduate vacancies to students within Salford Business School
    • Working Freelance

      Starts: 21 Oct 2022, 2:00 pm
      Finishes: 21 Oct 2022, 3:00 pm
      ​Want to work freelance but unsure of the next steps?
    • Writing a winning CV

      Starts: 24 Oct 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 24 Oct 2022, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Chapman, Seminar Room 3
      Remaining places: 20
      This masterclass will help you to create a CV that communicates what you have to offer with impact.
    • Pitching for Business

      Starts: 25 Oct 2022, 3:00 pm
      Finishes: 25 Oct 2022, 4:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Maxwell, Launch Business Incubator
      Remaining places: 30
      Develop basic skills to deliver a business pitch persuasively
    • Preparing for Careers Fairs

      Starts: 26 Oct 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 26 Oct 2022, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Lady Hale, LH100
      Remaining places: 25
      Have you signed up to attend the careers fairs yet? Join this preparation session to help you make the most out of your time at the fairs!
    • Preparing for Interviews

      Starts: 27 Oct 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 27 Oct 2022, 2:00 pm
      This is a practical workshop looking at how to prepare for interviews.
    • Is Postgraduate Study for me?

      Starts: 28 Oct 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 28 Oct 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.
    • Preparing for Interviews

      Starts: 31 Oct 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 31 Oct 2022, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Chapman, Seminar Room 3
      Remaining places: 20
      This is a practical workshop looking at how to prepare for interviews.
    • Networking for Success

      Starts: 1 Nov 2022, 2:00 pm
      Finishes: 1 Nov 2022, 3:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Maxwell, Launch Business Incubator
      Remaining places: 30
      Learn how to network effectively in person and online
    • Making effective applications

      Starts: 3 Nov 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 3 Nov 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 job application stand out? We can help with that.
    • Writing a winning CV

      Starts: 4 Nov 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 4 Nov 2022, 2:00 pm
      This masterclass will help you to create a CV that communicates what you have to offer with impact.
    • Preparing for Careers Fairs

      Starts: 7 Nov 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 7 Nov 2022, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Chapman, Seminar Room 3
      Remaining places: 20
      Have you signed up to attend the careers fairs yet? Join this preparation session to help you make the most out of your time at the fairs!
    • Making effective applications

      Starts: 8 Nov 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 8 Nov 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 job application stand out? We can help with that.
    • Careers Fair: School of Arts, Media & Creative Technology

      Starts: 9 Nov 2022, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 9 Nov 2022, 3:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, New Adelphi, Concourse
      Remaining places: 89
      Come and meet employers offering placement and/or job vacancies to students within Arts, Media & Creative Technology related fields of study
    • Preparing for Interviews

      Starts: 10 Nov 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 10 Nov 2022, 2:00 pm
      Venue: TBC
      This is a practical workshop looking at how to prepare for interviews.
    • Personal Branding

      Starts: 11 Nov 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 11 Nov 2022, 2:00 pm
      Venue: TBC
      ​This session follows a step by step guide to create a powerful Personal Brand
    • Preparing for Careers Fairs

      Starts: 14 Nov 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 14 Nov 2022, 2:00 pm
      Venue: TBC
      Have you signed up to attend the careers fairs yet? Join this preparation session to help you make the most out of your time at the fairs!
    • Careers Fair: School of Health & Society

      Starts: 15 Nov 2022, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 15 Nov 2022, 3:00 pm
      Venue: Frederick Road Campus, Allerton, Allerton Sports Hall
      Remaining places: 100
      Come and meet employers offering placement and/or graduate vacancies to students within the School of Health & Society
    • Writing a winning CV

      Starts: 17 Nov 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 17 Nov 2022, 2:00 pm
      Venue: TBC
      This masterclass will help you to create a CV that communicates what you have to offer with impact.
    • PG Study Session

      Starts: 18 Nov 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 18 Nov 2022, 2:00 pm
      Venue: TBC
      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.
    • Preparing for Interviews

      Starts: 21 Nov 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 21 Nov 2022, 2:00 pm
      Venue: TBC
      This is a practical workshop looking at how to prepare for interviews.
    • Time Management

      Starts: 22 Nov 2022, 2:00 pm
      Finishes: 22 Nov 2022, 3:00 pm
      Venue: TBC
      Workshop exploring how to manage your time effectively for business
    • Writing a winning CV

      Starts: 23 Nov 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 23 Nov 2022, 2:00 pm
      Venue: TBC
      This masterclass will help you to create a CV that communicates what you have to offer with impact.
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