We know you love our UniSkills workshops and webinars (and can see lots of you have booked on already) but just in case you missed the news our UniSkills autumn/winter timetable is live and bookings are open!
UniSkills workshops and webinars are delivered by our team of knowledgeable Academic Skills Advisors and they’re jam packed with the best advice to help you ace your assignments! Whether you’re just starting your learning journey or you need help planning your dissertation – there really is something for everyone!
Introduction to Academic Writing and Referencing Skills
Are you new to writing at University level? Do you have your first assignment brief but you’re not sure what to do next? Then Introduction to Academic Writing is ideal for you as we introduce you to style and process of academic writing used at University. You could also join our Introduction to Harvard Referencing session and even Become a Paraphrasing Pro as we guide you through putting complex topics into your own words!
Develop Your Academic Writing Skills
UniSkills has loads to offer returning students too, especially if you’re keen to dust off your writing skills for the academic year ahead. Are you ready to take the next steps with your academic writing? Then book on our Develop Your Academic Writing or Being Critical sessions. Or perhaps you’ve had some feedback you’d like to work on this year? Our Grow Your Academic Resilience sessions can help you develop confidence to deal constructively with your feedback!
Using high quality academic information can make all the difference when it comes to writing your assignments and can even help improve your marks! If you’re struggling to find and evaluate resources for your assignments and would value some help to navigate Discover More you can join our Finding Academic Information or *NEW for 2021* Discover More: Accessing eBooks and eJournals sessions for lots of great advice!
Academic Reading Skills
And once you’ve nailed your research you’ll need to consider the best ways to approach your reading. Reading Academic Texts is an important part of your research process and we understand this can sometimes feel like a mammoth task – but that doesn’t need to be the case! Join us on this session to discover tips to develop your active reading and learn about strategies to help you develop effective reading skills.
Planning Your Dissertations
If you will be starting your dissertation this year then join us on one of our Planning Your Dissertation sessions as we discuss focus and originality in your research. You can choose from an undergraduate (Level 6) or taught postgraduate (Level 7) session to really focus your research and may also benefit from joining one of our Conducting a Literature Review sessions!
Returning to Learning
If you’ve had a break in your studies, and possibly feel a little overwhelmed, the Returning To Learning (R2L) student community of practice is the place for you! R2L offers a regular safe space to meet other students, chat about your learning experiences and share your study tips and strategies, as you settle back into University life.
Postgraduate Study Support
For those of you about to embark on a taught postgraduate programme of study at Edge Hill our brand *NEW for 2021* Transitioning into Postgraduate (PGT) Study can help to start your PGT journey on the right path!
Assessments and Submissions
As much as we’d all like to avoid those pesky deadlines, we’ve got you covered if you’re looking to beat those submission scaries! If you’ve been asked to deliver a presentation our Powerful Presentations session can help you prepare for success and deliver with confidence. And our Proofreading Strategies session can help you dot those i’s and cross those t’s before submitting your assignments!
And finally, for anyone looking for a little extra support we’ve also got our UniSkills Extra sessions! These are aimed at students who have a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) or disability, however, all students are very welcome to book on! You can find out about Using Assistive Technologies at University – these great tools can help with your planning, organisational and proofreading skills! Or if you’re ready to stop procrastinating Developing Strategies for Learning is ideal for helping you to work on your own strategies to manage your time better!
How will you join?
This year you can choose to join us on campus for a workshop (in Catalyst) or an online webinar (in Blackboard Collaborate) as we are offering a mix of delivery formats to ensure everyone can access a session to suit them! And we’ll even send you some follow up materials after you attend a session to keep your learning going!
Check out our full timetable at ehu.ac.uk/workshops or click straight through to the student portal to book your place! There are various dates and times to choose from and with no limits on how many you attend what’s stopping you booking your place today!
Thanks for reading and we looking forward to supporting you soon! 🌟