Learning

Medway Workshop Programme - Autumn Term 2019-2020

The Student Learning Advisory Service’s programme of FREE study skills workshops is suitable for undergraduates, taught postgraduates and research postgraduates. 

Booking is essential for all sessions via SLAS CONNECT

Week 2

Introduction to University Studies

Wed 2 October: 13:00 - 15:00

How to settle in, get organised and make the most from your studies. Includes techniques for reading and taking notes effectively, getting the most from your lectures and seminars, and thinking critically. Information about extra support and learning resources will also be available.

Of interest to: all new students - book via SLAS CONNECT

DAO15
Drill Hall Library

Week 3

 

Introduction to University Studies

Mon 7 October: 13:00 - 15:00

How to settle in, get organised and make the most from your studies. Includes techniques for reading and taking notes effectively, getting the most from your lectures and seminars, and thinking critically. Information about extra support and learning resources will also be available.
Repeat of 2 October

Of interest to: all new students - book via SLAS CONNECT

DAO15
Drill Hall Library

Week 3

Effective Essay Writing

Wed 9 October: 13:00 – 15:00

An all-in-one guide to the process of writing an academic essay. Includes advice on exploring the essay title, planning, researching, building a critical argument, drafting, referencing, editing and proof-reading. 

Of interest to: Stage 1 students or those returning to study -book via SLAS CONNECT

DAO15
Drill Hall Library

Week 4

 

Practical Writing Skills

Mon 14 October: 13:00 – 15:30

This hands-on workshop is aimed primarily at HOME students who would like to develop their academic writing skills, although, ALL students are welcome. Understand the purpose of grammar, punctuation and academic language, and practise writing text that will make your essays clear, concise and easy to follow.

Of interest to: all students who wish to improve their academic writing skills - book via SLAS CONNECT

DAO15
Drill Hall Library

Week 4

 

Referencing your Sources/Avoiding Plagiarism

Wed 16 October: 13:00 - 14:00

Why you need to reference and how to do it, as well as guidance on quoting, paraphrasing and summarising the work of others in your assignments.

Of interest to: all students – book via SLAS CONNECT

DAO15
Drill Hall Library

Week 4

Introduction to University Studies

Saturday 19 October: 10:00 – 12:00

How to settle in, get organised and make the most from your studies. Includes techniques for reading and taking notes effectively, getting the most from your lectures and seminars, and thinking critically. Information about extra support and learning resources will also be available.

Repeat of 2 October and 7 October

Of interest to: all new students – book via SLAS CONNECT 

DAO15
Drill Hall Library

Week 5

 

Presentations to Impress

Wed 23 October: 13:00 - 15:00

How to prepare your presentation material, and yourself, to deliver excellent presentations with confidence. Includes hints and tips on PowerPoint etiquette, coping with nerves and developing your public speaking skills.

Of interest to: all students – book via SLAS CONNECT

DAO15
Drill Hall Library

Week 6

Introduction to University Studies

Mon 28 October: 13:00 - 15:00

How to settle in, get organised and make the most from your studies. Includes techniques for reading and taking notes effectively, getting the most from your lectures and seminars, and thinking critically. Information about extra support and learning resources will also be available.

Repeat of 2 October, 7 October and 19 October

Of interest to: all new students – book via SLAS CONNECT

DAO15
Drill Hall Library

Week 6

 

Reflective Writing

Wed 30 October: 13:00 - 14:00

Writing reflectively can turbo-charge your learning. Discover its benefits, how to complete specific reflective writing assignments, and how you can use it to improve your overall performance at university.

Of interest to: all students who wish to improve their academic writing skills – book via SLAS CONNECT

DAO15
Drill Hall Library

Week 7

 

Referencing your Sources/Avoiding Plagiarism

Mon 4 November: 13:00 - 14:00

Why you need to reference and how to do it, as well as guidance on quoting, paraphrasing and summarising the work of others in your assignments.

Repeat of 16 October

Of interest to: all students – book via SLAS CONNECT

DAO15
Drill Hall Library

Week 7

Planning a Dissertation

Wed 20 November: 13:00 - 14:00

From topic choice and making an effective proposal, to planning, time management and structure, this workshop will take you through the stages involved to help you stay on track.

Of interest to: Stage 3 and postgraduate students – book via SLAS CONNECT

DAO15
Drill Hall Library

Week 9

Effective Essay Writing

Wed 20 November: 14:00 – 16:00

An all-in-one guide to the process of writing an academic essay. Includes advice on exploring the essay title, planning, researching, building a critical argument, drafting, referencing, editing and proof-reading. 

Repeat of 9 October

Of interest to: all students – book via SLAS CONNECT

DAO15
Drill Hall Library

Week 10

 

Practical Writing Skills

Mon 25 November: 13:00 – 15:30

This hands-on workshop is aimed primarily at HOME students who would like to develop their academic writing skills, although, ALL students are welcome. Understand the purpose of grammar, punctuation and academic language, and practise writing text that will make your essays clear, concise and easy to follow.

Repeat of 14 October

Of interest to: all students who wish to improve their academic writing skills – book via SLAS CONNECT

DAO15
Drill Hall Library

 

Further information and contact details
Student Learning Advisory Service (SLAS), UELT
Room G0-09 Gillingham Building & Room DB034 Drill Hall Library
Open: Monday-Friday, 09:00-17:00
Email: learningmedway@kent.ac.uk
Tel: 01634 888884
Web: www.kent.ac.uk/learning

Drill Hall Library, Information Services
North Road, Chatham Maritime, Kent ME4 4TB
Email: helpdesk@kent.ac.uk
Tel: 01634 883278 Welcome Desk
Web: http://campus.medway.ac.uk/library/

 

Access

All workshop venues are wheelchair accessible, with nearby reserved parking. If we can help you to participate more fully by providing advance materials, or in any other way, please contact us at www.kent.ac.uk/learning

 

 

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Last Updated: 23/07/2019