Taught Masters workshops
Take a look at workshops available specifically for Taught Masters students
Here is the list of workshops available. Some may not yet be scheduled – once they are, you will be able to book a space.
Setting up university study for success
Learn how to manage your time and set up successful study habits.
Setting up your university study for success when studying remotely
Learn how to set up successful online study habits.
Finding the literature: Database searching
Learn how to use effective search strategies for library databases.
Keeping up with the reading
Learn the reading techniques of surveying, skimming and scanning.
Reading more critically
Learn to read more critically and more in depth.
Giving awesome oral presentations
Learn effective oral delivery techniques.
Acing tests and exams
Learn study strategies that work for reviewing course material for tests or exams.
Writing at university: What makes an “A”?
An overview of what is required at university level.
Writing at university: essay & report structure
Learn how to create a clear, logical structure.
Understanding the question & planning your draft
Learn strategies for understanding the question and developing a research plan.
Paraphrasing technique and academic integrity
Learn how to include source material in your own words, to strengthen your writing and avoid plagiarisms. Discuss perspectives on academic integrity.
Essentials of APA referencing
Learn how to reference correctly using the APA style, including deciding when to reference, how to write common reference list entries and how to place in-text citations.
MS Word formatting tips
Learn how to use the formatting tools in MS Word, including page numbering and tables of contents, and how to troubleshoot when formatting goes wrong.
Making the most of online editing tools
Learn how to make best use of online grammar checking tools.
Grammar refresher: Sentence structure
Learn the underlying structure of English sentences - the foundation of clear writing.
Grammar refresher: Tenses in academic writing
Learn the three most common tenses used in academic writing.
Grammar refresher: Accuracy with articles
Learn to be accurate in your use of “a”, “the” or “no article”.
Grammar refresher: Precision with prepositions
Learn to be precise in your use of English prepositions.
Getting started on a literature review
Explore the purpose and structure of a literature review.
Critiquing and integrating the literature
Learn how to effectively incorporate literature into your writing.
Writing a research proposal
Clarify the purpose of a research proposal and what it should contain.
Learn how to write so that your reader can more easily understand the meaning and emphasis.
Practise making your writing style clearer and more concise.
Developing coherence in writing
Learn how to construct sentences and paragraphs so that your writing has a smooth, logical “flow”.
Confused about how to use commas, colons and semicolons? This is the workshop for you!
Getting started with EndNote (EN)
Learn how to use EndNote with Library databases, insert references into Word and generate a bibliography.
Introduction to research design (for qualitative & quantitative research)
An introduction to experimental design and the basics of robust research design techniques.
Introduction to basic concepts and statistical tests.
Introduction to statistical packages
Genstat, Minitab, SPSS and R.