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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 Spring term 2018

All welcome - no need to book.

17 January

2.00-3.00

Palmer 103

Writing up your undergraduate dissertation

 You're in the last stages of your dissertation - what do you need to think about? Come and ask your questions about dissertation writing.

24 January

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.

31 January

2.00-3.00

Palmer 104

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.

7 February

2.00-3.00

Palmer 103

Don't just Google it! Finding the reading you need

It's easy to Google your topic - but are you finding the best quality resources for academic study? This session will suggest some alternatives.

21 February

2.00-3.00

Palmer 103

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?

28 February

2.00-3.00

Palmer 104

Referencing: citing it right

Getting your referencing right can be tricky. This session will look at some common errors in referencing and give you a chance to ask your questions.

7 March

2.00-3.00

Palmer 103

Revising for university exams

So much to revise - how do you know what to look at? Or what's the best way to revise? This session will look at techniques to prepare for exams.

14 March

2.00-3.00

Palmer 104

Writing for university exams

You've done the revision: now how can you make sure you turn it into good exam answers? This session will take a closer look at what you need to do in the exam room.

 

 

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