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Academic Skills Workshops

This term, City’s Learning Enhancement and Development (LEaD) team are offering a series of lunchtime study skills workshops to help you succeed on your course.

  • There’s no need to book; just come along.
  • The sessions are free and most are open to all City students, so you can choose the sessions that best address your needs.
  • Most sessions will be repeated as webinars that you can join online. The link is in the same box as the workshop, together with the date and time of the webinar.

If you miss a session, you will find the learning materials on the Learning Success Moodle page.

If you have a question about any of the workshops, please phone 020 7040 0246 or email academiclearningsupport@city.ac.uk

Mondays

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Thursdays

Fridays88

  

17th January

Exam techniques for Cass students

12.00 - 1.00pm

Room 2004, Bunhill Row

This session covers:

How to prepare for exams

Tips for choosing questions in exams

How to deal with anxiety in an exam

  
  

24th January

Exam techniques for Law students

12.00 - 1.00pm

Room 01, Atkin Building, Grays Inn Place

This session covers:

How to prepare for exams

Tips for choosing questions in exams

How to deal with anxiety in an exam

  
     

5th February

Dissertations for SMCSE students

1.00 - 1.50pm

Room C319

This session covers:

How to choose a topic for your dissertation

Finding suitable literature and conducting research

Structuring a scientific/technical dissertation

Webinar:  8th Feb. 11am - Link

  

8th February

Dissertations for Law students

1.00 - 1.50pm

Room C313

This session covers:

The skills needed to complete your dissertation, including editing, critical evaluation, note making and avoiding plagiarism

Webinar: 8th Feb. 4pm - Link

9th February

Final Year Project Skills for Cass undergraduate students

1.00 - 1.50pm

Room AG08

This session covers:

The differences between the FYP and a normal essay, managing time, and using sources correctly

Webinar: 9th Feb. 4pm - Link

 

13th February

Dissertations for SASS students

1.00 - 1.50pm

Room B104

This session covers:

The role of different parts of a dissertation

Planning your time to write an effective dissertation

Webinar: 14th Feb. 4pm - Link

14th February

Dissertations for Health students

1.00 - 1.50pm

Room B103

This session covers:

Developing an overall critical argument in a dissertation

Individual critical arguments in each chapter

Strategies for overcoming writing barriers

Webinar: 15th Feb. 12pm - Link

  

19th February

Critical Thinking

1.00 - 1.50pm

Room B104

This session covers:

What critical thinking and critical writing are

Some constructive ways of being critical of the evidence and literature you are looking at

Webinar: 22nd Feb. 11am - Link

20th February

Referencing and avoiding plagiarism

1.00 - 1.50pm

Room B104

This session covers:

What plagiarism is and how to avoid it

The basic principles of citing and referencing

Webinar: 21st Feb. 4pm - Link

21st February

Reviewing and proofreading your writing

1.00 - 1.50pm

Room B104

This session covers:

Reviewing content of written work including analysing a written task

Identifying common language issues and useful proofreading resources

Webinar: 22nd Feb. 12pm - Link

22nd February

Time management

1.00 - 1.50pm

Room B104

This session covers:

How to manage your time effectively, including the GTD system, using to do lists, diaries and schedulers

Webinar: 22nd Feb. 4pm - Link

 

26th February

Research terminology

1.00 - 2.30pm

Room C305

This task-based workshop introduces:

Some of the key concepts of research practice

Some of the key language used in describing and critiquing research methodologies

    
     

19th March

Revision methods

1.00 - 1.50pm

Room C307

This session covers:

Identifying and discussing strategic revision techniques

Discussing and using creative, active reviewing strategies

20th March

Free Assistive Technology for Revision

1.00 - 2.30pm

Room EG02

This session covers:

Free PC & Mac software available for text-to-speech, text-to-mp3, speech recognition / dictation, mind mapping, screen tinters and reading rulers, audio notes

Transferable uses including maximising comprehension and retention when reading, proofreading, planning assignments / presentations, drafting content, reducing ‘visual stress’, making learning multisensory.

A particular focus on revision methods.

 

22nd March

Exam techniques

1.00 - 1.50pm

Room C304

This session covers:

How to succeed in the exam room, including using your time efficiently, different question types, and reducing stress

Webinar: 22nd March 4pm - Link