November UniSkills Workshops

UniSkills is a package of workshops, hands-on support and online resources to help you develop a range of essential academic skills and to enable you to produce high quality University assignments. UniSkills workshops are a series of small group sessions, focusing on a particular set of academic skills and techniques, available to book via ehu.ac.uk/workshops.

This November why not attend one of our UniSkills workshops to get support with academic writing, finding academic information, Harvard Referencing, presentations, proofreading strategies or a session to support you with writing your undergraduate or postgraduate dissertation. This November will also see the introduction of our Shut Up & Work workshops, which are 2-hour structured sessions aimed at encouraging work and productivity.

Introduction to Academic Writing

This workshop will introduce you to the style of academic writing used at University. Discover how to plan, structure, use feedback and cover the basics of Harvard Referencing.

Here are the dates and times below.

  • 6th November @ 1:00pm
  • 8th November @ 1:00pm

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Developing Academic Writing

Are you looking to build upon previous academic writing experience and skills?

Building on previous experience, this workshop focuses on understanding and recognising assessment criteria, how to apply critical reading, how to demonstrate critical analysis in your writing and the importance of integrating referencing.

Here are the dates and times below.

  • 7th November @ 1:00pm
  • 12th November @ 12:00pm
  • 19th November @ 12:00pm
  • 21st November @ 1:00pm
  • 28th November @ 12:00pm

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Finding Academic Information

Are you struggling to find relevant academic information? Do you want to enhance your search strategy?

This hands-on workshop aims to help you improve your search strategy, find resources for your assignment (including books, eBooks and journal articles) using the Library Catalogue and Discover More and how to evaluate the reliability and strength of your sources. These workshops will take place in Oak Room (Top Floor, Catalyst).

Here are the dates and times below.

  • 2nd November @ 1:00pm
  • 13th November @ 12:00pm

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EXPRESS: Harvard Referencing

Referencing is an important part of your assignment as it allows you to acknowledge other writers and authors who have contributed to your thinking and argument. This workshop is ideal for students who want extra support with Harvard referencing and the chance to look at examples of how to reference correctly. This workshop will introduce you to the Harvard referencing guide, including in-text citations, bibliography/reference lists and the importance of referencing to avoid plagiarism.

Here are the dates and times below.

  • 8th November @ 12:00pm
  • 14th November @ 12:00pm
  • 20th November @ 12:30pm
  • 22nd November @ 1:00pm

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Powerful Presentations

Giving a presentation as part of your next module? Need help putting together a powerful presentation? This workshop will allow you to recognise the importance of planning and structuring your presentation, how to create an accessible yet visually appealing presentation and tips for presenting with confidence and poise. These workshops will take place in Oak Room (Top Floor, Catalyst).

Here are the dates and times below.

  • 5th November @ 1:00pm
  • 14th November @ 1:00pm

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Shut Up & Work

Do you just need to shut up and work? These workshops provide a quiet, comfortable environment to encourage a more productive study experience. Each session runs for 2 hours with a mixture of structured study time and (free) breakout refreshments. There will be academic support on hand throughout if you need help searching for resources, Harvard referencing support etc.

Here are the dates and times below.

  • 6th November @ 10:00am
  • 13th November @ 10:00am
  • 21st November @ 10:00am
  • 29th November @ 10:00am

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Writing Your Undergraduate Dissertation

This workshop may be of interest to those who are starting to plan and think about theirĀ undergraduate dissertation. This workshop will cover how to keep a narrow focus, what is originality of research, explore the structure and function of each section. This workshop also includes a troubleshooting group discussion (Level 6).

Here are the dates and times below.

  • 26th November @ 1:00pm

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Writing Your Postgraduate Dissertation

This workshop is aimed at postgraduate students who are starting to plan and think about theirĀ dissertation. This workshop will cover how to keep a narrow focus, what is originality of research, explore the structure and function of each section. This workshop also includes a troubleshooting group discussion (Level 7).

Here are the dates and times below.

  • 5th November @ 12:00pm
  • 27th November @ 1:00pm

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Proofreading Strategies

Before submitting your next University assignment, essay or academic research paper, it is very important to spend time proofreading your work, checking it carefully to ensure that you have made no errors such as grammar, punctuation and spelling mistakes. This workshop will teach you tips and techniques on proofreading strategies and how to proofread your work effectively before you submit. Learn how to use software (Read & Write 11) to speed up the process of editing and proofreading your work.

Here are the dates and times below.

  • 9th November @ 1:00pm
  • 15th November @ 12:00pm

Book your place here.