Study Skills Workshops
301 Study Skills workshops are open to all students at all levels of study. You can attend as many or as few workshops as you like to create your own personal skills programme. Unless otherwise indicated, sessions take place at 301 Glossop Road in the Flexible Workshop space, are free of charge and are offered on a first-come-first-served basis. Certain topics are extremely popular and places are limited, so please sign up now to avoid disappointment.
Explore the calendar below to view and book study skills workshops by date, or select a workshop to view all available dates for an individual topic. You can download a print version of the full Spring Semester workshop programme here.
Easter Dissertation Training Days
Are you working on an undergraduate or masters-level dissertation? Would you like some advice on designing and writing your project? Are you interested in finding creative ways to move your research forward? Delivered by a team of specialists from 301 and the University Library, these dissertation training days are designed to address some of the challenges of the research process, help you to develop a robust research strategy and introduce some tips and ideas to progress your current project. It will also provide opportunities to work directly on your dissertation and in a supportive, collaborative environment. Buffet lunch included!
For more information and booking details, please visit the Dissertation Training Days webpages.
To view a searchable list of all 301 and MASH workshops, please click here (MUSE logon required)
Why should I attend?
The academic skills workshops are open to all students regardless of your year of study. Attending the workshops can help you improve your study skills and develop your academic technique. Most workshops contain a mixture of tutor presentation and small group activities where you'll have a chance to chat to other students from different disciplines and year groups.
Do I need to book?
Booking is strongly recommended to guarantee a place although it is also possible to just turn up on the day. If there's space, we will accommodate you where possible. Please remember to cancel your booking if you can no longer attend so that we can offer your place to students on the waiting list. You can see what's coming up this week by scrolling through the calendar below. Or, to view dates by topic, follow the links below.
|Independent Study: Strategies and Techniques||Managing Your Time and Avoiding Distractions||Reflecting on Your Academic Progress||Note Taking: Organisation and Management|
|Speed Reading Techniques||Focused Reading Techniques|
Assessment and Exam Skills
|Exam Revision Planning||Exam Technique: Essay-Based Exams||Exam Technique: Short Answer and MCQ||Assessed Group Work: Strategies for Success|
|Planning and Delivering Presentations||Putting Your Feedback Into Practice||Memory Techniques for Revision|
The Academic Skills Certificate
Attendance at Study Skills, MASH and Library Information and Digital Literacy workshops can be formally recognised by The Academic Skills Certificate. The certificate is designed to help you use your experience gained from our academic skills workshops to demonstrate a commitment to enhancing the skills required for you to succeed. It will also help you to learn more about yourself and reflect on your strengths.
As well as something to enhance your CV, The Academic Skills Certificate is also HEAR accredited. Find out more about The Academic Skills Certificate.