Academic Skills Workshops

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 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. You can see what's coming up this week by scrolling through the calendar to the right. Or, to view dates by topic, click on the images below.

Current bookable 301 Workshops

The Workshops running in Semester 1 Weeks 7-12 are:

Academic Writing Overview Essay Planning and Structure Mind Mapping
Scientific Writing and Lab Reports
Critical Thinking Exam Revision Planning Presentation Skills
Developing Your Argument Exam Technique: Essays Proofreading
Dissertation Planning Exam Technique: Short Answers Reflective Practice

The Workshops for Semester 2 will be available to book after December.

Study Skills Online offers information and resources on a wide range of study skills, including those not covered by our current workshop programme.

All Workshops  will be run at some point throughout the academic year, the full list of workshops can be viewed online.

Counts towards your HEAR

The Academic Skills Certificate

Attendance at the 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 accreditable and can also contribute towards The Sheffield Graduate Award.

Find out more about The Academic Skills Certificate.