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Events and seminars

The Study Advice team offer regular small group teaching events during term time on a variety of study practices. Sessions are free of charge and open to students from all departments. Many sessions are equally useful for undergraduate and postgraduate students. You are welcome to attend as many or as few sessions as you like.

Follow us on Twitter @unirdg_study to get regular updates on our events programme and more.

student with laptopStudy Advice seminars

Our seminars offer a chance for you to ask the questions you have about key practices for successful study that you might feel a bit awkward about asking your tutor. You can come along to as few or as many sessions as you like.

Attending our seminars can count towards the training component for the RED Award. Please bring your sheet along to be signed: we cannot guarantee that it will be signed retrospectively.

Seminars for Autumn term 2017

All welcome - no need to book.

4 October

11.00-12.00

Palmer 108

Moving up to Masters study

How will studying for a Masters degree in the UK differ from your previous studies? This session aims to answer some of your questions.

11 October

2.00-3.00

Palmer 103

How to think, read and write critically

Critical thinking is at the heart of university study - but how can you build it into your work? This seminar can help.

18 October

2.00-3.00

Edith Morley G25

Getting through your reading

Got a mountain of reading to deal with? Find out about strategies to get through it effectively and productively.

25 October

2.00-3.00

Palmer 103

Writing an excellent essay

Ask your questions about topics including: planning and structuring your essays; how to build your evidence in; writing introductions and conclusions.

8 November

2.00-3.00

Palmer 103

Writing a great report

Report writing is required in many disciplines but may be an unfamiliar writing genre. Find out about what you need to think about when writing reports.

15 November

2.00-3.00

Palmer 104

Getting it all done

So many things to do, so little time. How can you use your time effectively and get everything done in the time you have?

22 November

2.00-3.00

Palmer 103

Presenting with confidence

When giving presentations there are many different things to think about. This session aims to help you feel more confident and give great presentations.

29 November

2.00-3.00

Palmer 105

Referencing: why, how and when

Getting your referencing right can be a concern, especially if you haven't done it before. Understanding how and why we ask you to use references can help you to see what you need to do.

 

 

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