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
    • Hands-on Essay Planning [online]

      Starts: 30 Jun 2022, 10:00 am
      Finishes: 30 Jun 2022, 11:30 am
      Remaining places: 31
      This workshop will be delivered online. It is aimed primarily at students who are new to essay planning but will also be useful for anyone hoping to improve how they plan and structure their written work.
    • The what, why, when and how of referencing [online]

      Starts: 30 Jun 2022, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 30 Jun 2022, 1:15 pm
      Remaining places: 21
      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.
    • Short Introduction to Academic Resilience [ONLINE]

      Starts: 30 Jun 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 30 Jun 2022, 2:30 pm
      Remaining places: 36
      Are you worried about managing your workload? Have you been affected by critical feedback or received lower grades than you had hoped for? This workshop can help you to work through these situations positively and keep you connected to your studies. This workshop will be delivered online
    • Introduction to EndNote 20 - additional session

      Starts: 1 Jul 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 1 Jul 2022, 2:30 pm
      Remaining places: 96
      This session will help you develop the necessary skills to reference more effectively using EndNote software.
    • Making the most of eBooks [online]

      Starts: 5 Jul 2022, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 5 Jul 2022, 1:00 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.
    • Developing your academic voice

      Starts: 6 Jul 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 6 Jul 2022, 2:15 pm
      Venue: Frederick Road Campus, Allerton, A217
      Remaining places: 17
      In this session we'll explore the idea of 'academic voice' - what it is, and how to develop yours. Particularly aimed at final year undergraduates, and post graduate students writing dissertations and PhD theses.
    • Finding information using Library Search

      Starts: 12 Jul 2022, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 12 Jul 2022, 1:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Clifford Whitworth University Library, Clifford Whitworth Library, Learning Suite 1
      Remaining places: 16
      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.
    • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam session [Online]

      Starts: 13 Jul 2022, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 13 Jul 2022, 1:00 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 22 June.
    • Getting Started with your Assignment [online]

      Starts: 13 Jul 2022, 3:00 pm
      Finishes: 13 Jul 2022, 4:00 pm
      Remaining places: 35
      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 on campus.
    • Avoiding plagiarism in your work [on campus]

      Starts: 14 Jul 2022, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 14 Jul 2022, 1:00 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 plagiarism is and how to avoid it in your work. Please note: This is an on campus event.
    • Introduction to EndNote 20

      Starts: 14 Jul 2022, 2:00 pm
      Finishes: 14 Jul 2022, 4:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Clifford Whitworth University Library, CW Learning Suite 2
      Remaining places: 4
      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.
    • The what, why, when and how of referencing [on campus]

      Starts: 14 Jul 2022, 2:00 pm
      Finishes: 14 Jul 2022, 3:15 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 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.
    • Writing Cafe [Online]

      Starts: 18 Jul 2022, 2:00 pm
      Finishes: 18 Jul 2022, 3:00 pm
      Remaining places: 49
      The Writing Café is primarily a self-guided study space for students to work on assignments. It is based on the premise that good writing takes practice and reflection. This workshop will be delivered online.
    • An Introduction to Critical and Analytical Skills

      Starts: 19 Jul 2022, 10:00 am
      Finishes: 19 Jul 2022, 12:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Peel, Room LG05
      Remaining places: 28
      This workshop will be delivered on campus. It is aimed at undergraduate and master's level students who wish to improve their critical thinking, reading and writing skills.
    • Developing your academic voice (online)

      Starts: 19 Jul 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 19 Jul 2022, 2:15 pm
      Remaining places: 32
      In this session we'll explore the idea of 'academic voice' - what it is, and how to develop yours. Particularly aimed at final year undergraduates, and post graduate students writing dissertations and PhD theses.
    • Avoiding plagiarism in your work [online]

      Starts: 21 Jul 2022, 5:00 pm
      Finishes: 21 Jul 2022, 6:00 pm
      Remaining places: 50
      This workshop will help you understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it in your work. Please note: This workshop is online.
    • The what, why, when and how of referencing [online]

      Starts: 22 Jul 2022, 5:00 pm
      Finishes: 22 Jul 2022, 6:15 pm
      Remaining places: 48
      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: 25 Jul 2022, 5:00 pm
      Finishes: 25 Jul 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 4 July.
    • Hands-on Essay Planning [online]

      Starts: 2 Aug 2022, 11:00 am
      Finishes: 2 Aug 2022, 12:30 pm
      Remaining places: 40
      This interactive session is aimed primarily at students who are new to essay planning but will also be useful for anyone hoping to improve how they plan and structure their written work.
    • A short introduction to critical and analytical skills [ONLINE]

      Starts: 3 Aug 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 3 Aug 2022, 2:30 pm
      Remaining places: 40
      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.
    • Finding the Positives in 'Negative' Feedback [online]

      Starts: 4 Aug 2022, 4:00 pm
      Finishes: 4 Aug 2022, 5:00 pm
      Remaining places: 50
      This workshop will be delivered online. It 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.
  • Careers workshops for students
    • Business Basics

      Starts: 5 Jul 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 5 Jul 2022, 2:00 pm
      Gain an overview of the basics of starting a business.
    • Writing a winning CV

      Starts: 19 Jul 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 19 Jul 2022, 2:00 pm
      This masterclass will help you to create a CV that communicates what you have to offer with impact.
    • Pitching for Business

      Starts: 26 Jul 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 26 Jul 2022, 2:00 pm
      Develop basic skills to deliver a business pitch persuasively
    • Social Enterprise

      Starts: 2 Aug 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 2 Aug 2022, 2:00 pm
      Learn why and how to start a Social Enterprise
    • Personal Branding

      Starts: 16 Aug 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 16 Aug 2022, 2:00 pm
      Personal Branding
    • Networking for Success

      Starts: 23 Aug 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 23 Aug 2022, 2:00 pm
      Learn how to network effectively in person and online
    • Getting Interview Ready

      Starts: 30 Aug 2022, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 30 Aug 2022, 2:00 pm
      Gain tips and ideas about how to prepare for job interviews to make you feel more comfortable and confident with the interview process.
    • 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, Maxwell, Maxwell Upper Hall
      Remaining places: 100
      Looking for a part-time job or volunteering role? Come and meet employers offering part-time/vacation-period jobs
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