New Year, New UniSkills 2022!

Whether you’re anticipating a busy or restful winter break (hopefully a mix of the two with plenty of mince pies!), the New Year is the perfect time to reflect on your studies and start planning for the term ahead.

New Year New UniSkills. Join us from 4th January for an exciting line up of UniSkills workshops to welcome you back.

The good news is from 4th – 7th January, it’s New Year, New UniSkills! Which means a jam-packed schedule of academic skills support to keep you motivated during those dark and misty winter mornings.

Here’s a round up of what your Student Engagement Team has in store:

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Sleigh Your Studies with UniSkills

From humming holiday tunes to talk of tinsel in the office, it’s safe to say that festive spirit has descended upon the Student Engagement team. While you might feel your own cheer is dampened by drafts and deadlines, the good news is #SleighYourStudies is back throughout December to keep your Christmas break as stress free as possible. From new workshops to exciting competitions, read on to see everything our academic skills elves have in store…

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Get Ready for Summer Assessment!

For those whose academic year hasn’t quite ended yet, we wanted to let you know your Student Engagement Team are still on hand to help you. From our virtual UniSkills support (Available on our web pages 24/7), to our Student Advisor Social Media Takeover from 16th-20th August, there’s plenty to develop your skills ahead of any upcoming Summer Assessments you may have.

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Student Takeaways from the Goal Setting and Study Smarter UniSkills Webinars

And how to book onto the next ones!

You may have spotted sessions on Goal Setting and how to Study Smarter in our exciting Ready, Set, Revise! schedule. Given they were so well received during their pilot (as part of New Year, New UniSkills), we wanted to give you another chance to join in and reap the benefits in preparation for your upcoming exams and assessments. 

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From 19th-30th April it’s…

Ready, Set, Revise. Image of person running a race holding a graduation scroll.

Ready, Set, Revise

Although exams can be daunting, there is nothing more rewarding than being able to show your tutor or lecturers how much you’ve learnt and receive credit for doing so.  

It may be that this year some of your exams are online, or that they follow a different format you have not come across before. Your department will be able to advise you about how they will work and what to expect, but in the meantime Ready, Set, Revise is here to help you prepare to perform your best. 

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New Year, New UniSkills!

🎉 4th-10th January 2021 🎉

There’s no better time than January to start afresh and set some study goals for the year ahead. From action planning your feedback to productivity techniques and perfecting your mindset, we’ve put together a timetable of webinars to boost your motivation and make semester 2 your best yet.

Let’s get to it…

Monday 4 January

*New* Set Your Study Goals in 2021: 11am-12pm

This session looks at the power of goal setting, how to align your environment to support you and online tools for creating vision boards.

Turn your idea of success into clear, actionable goals with a measurable outcome. Along with looking at different ways to visually represent your goals to keep you motivated, this webinar will cover the science behind “goal stacking” and how this can help in your journey towards achieving them.

Tuesday 5 January

*New* Study Smarter in 2021: 11am-12pm

Jam-packed with hints and tips to help you avoid procrastination, revise effectively and find a note-taking method that works for you.

Introducing techniques such as “eat the frog” and the “Pomodoro”, this webinar looks at ways to manage and prioritise your time, as well as looking at why waiting for motivation can hinder your progress. It will also introduce participants to the Cornell and Flow methods of note-taking, as well as different productivity apps to supercharge your studies.

Wednesday 6 January

Grow your Academic Resilience: 3pm-4pm

Come along to this webinar and discover the importance of being academically resilient at University.

A webinar to equip you with practical tools to nurture your own academic resilience, help you recognise the qualities of those with a ‘growth’ as opposed to ‘fixed’ mindset, and help you feel confident in dealing constructively with feedback.

Thursday 7 January

Develop Your Academic Writing: 12pm-1pm

Recognise and understand assessment criteria, apply critical reading and analysis and the importance of integrating referencing.

Building on previous experience learn to recognise and understand assessment criteria, apply critical reading and show critical analysis in your writing and the importance of integrating referencing. This webinar is aimed at students who have some experience in academic writing.

Friday 8 January

How to Action Plan Your Feedback (Bitesize): 11am-11:30pm

Break your feedback down into digestible targets, and learn how to create an action plan that will keep you on track to improve.

We know that receiving academic feedback is not always easy. You might not have received the grade you hoped for, or you don’t fully understand what all the comments mean. This session looks at how to make the most of your tutor’s comments so you can approach your next assignment with confidence.

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to have received some academic feedback prior to attending this session. Please bring along one assignment with academic feedback to the session (this is for your use only).

Here in the Student Engagement team we’re so excited to welcome you back, but in the meantime, let us know which sessions you’ve booked on to, or even your own New Year Study Resolutions using the hashtag #NewYearNewUniSkills.

Sleigh your studies with UniSkills this December!

With the festive season creeping up faster than a reindeer can fly, you may find your motivation for drafts and deadlines is on a bit of a downhill slope. But never fear! In true UniSkills spirit we’re here to sprinkle your end of term sprint with a little more sparkle, and a little less stress.

Sleigh Your Studies

From the 1st December, keep your eyes peeled for:

🎄Daily tree-mendous tips from your Student Advisors

🎄A wintery selection of UniSkills webinars

🎄Virtual 1-2-1 appointments with our Academic Skills Elves

No need to freeze your studies just yet, here’s what we’ve got in store until the end of term:

❄️Develop Your Academic Writing – Monday 7th December 12-1

❄️Finding Academic Information – Tuesday 8th December 12-1

❄️Using Harvard Referencing – Wednesday 9th December 12-12.45

❄️Being Critical – Thursday 10th December 1-2

❄️Harnessing Digital Accessibility – Friday 11th December 10-11

❄️Develop Your Academic Writing – Monday 14th December 1-2

❄️Returning to Learning – Wednesday 16th December 2-4

While you may not be rockin’ around the library, we still look forward to seeing you in our webinars, 1-2-1s and keeping in touch on our social media channels over the winter break. After all, you didn’t think we were going to leave you out in the cold, did you?!

The happiest of holidays from your Student Advisors and Student Engagement Team! 🎁