A warm welcome to everyone who has returned to campus this term. After the fun and excitement of the first few weeks you’re probably starting to think about cracking on with your assignments. With this in mind we’re pleased to announce that 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 are 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!
If you’re new to writing at university level and have your first assignment title but you’re not sure how to get started then Introduction to Academic Writing would be ideal for you, followed by Develop Your Academic Writing when you’re ready to take the next step. You’ll also find sessions on Being Critical, Becoming a Paraphrasing Pro and Using Harvard Referencing, which can be useful as you approach each of these stages of your assignment.
It’s essential that you use high quality academic information when writing your assignments especially if you want to get those higher marks. We know it can be overwhelming if you’re not sure where to start looking but the Finding Academic Information workshop can point you in the right direction. With an emphasis on finding physical books, eBooks and academic journal articles, the session will show you how to search Discover More to find and access academic sources, use Reading Lists Online, plan your searching and evaluate your sources.
Return to Learning
If you have had a break in your studies and are possibly feeling a little overwhelmed, the Returning To Learning community is a chance to meet other students, chat about your learning experiences, and discover study tips and strategies as you settle back into University life. This informal session (which includes tea/coffee and biscuits!) runs every fortnight, 1-3pm on a Wednesday – you can book in advance or just drop in on the day!
Postgraduate Study Support
Transitioning into postgraduate (PGT) study can be an exciting yet daunting experience but UniSkills has got you covered. Our Transitioning into Postgraduate (PGT) Study workshop is great for those who are fresh from undergraduate (UG) study or returning to learning after a break. Later on in the academic year the Writing Your Postgraduate Dissertation session will help you consider how to keep a narrow focus and ensure the originality of your research.
Assessments and Submissions
As much as we’d all like to avoid those pesky deadlines, you might still experience a case of the submission scaries! Editing and proofreading your assignments before submission are important final steps to help you feel confident you are submitting your best work. If you want to give your assignments that professional finish our Develop Your Proofreading and Editing Strategies session can help you dot those i’s and cross those t’s before you submit. Similarly, if you’ve been asked to deliver a presentation our Powerful Presentations session can help you prepare for success and deliver with confidence.
How to join in
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, to keep your learning going, we’ll even send you some follow up materials after you attend.
The workshops mentioned above are just a flavour of some of the great sessions on offer and there are plenty more to choose from. Check out the full timetable at ehu.ac.uk/workshops or click straight through to the student portal to book your place. With various dates and times to choose from and no limits on how many you can attend – what’s stopping you booking your place today?
If you are unable to attend a workshop but would like some additional guidance on any of these topics then please get in touch with us or book a 1-2-1 appointment
Thank you for reading and best of luck with your assignments!