Learning

VALUE MaP Programme (Mature and Part-time Students)

VALUE MaP is a free programme of study skills development for Mature and Part-time students. The aim of the programme is to provide opportunities to develop learning strategies that will help students to succeed in fulfilling the assessment criteria of their chosen course of study. There is a wide choice of practical workshops available. Many of the sessions are held on a Saturday and repeated across Canterbury and Medway campuses.

Booking is essential for all workshops via SLAS CONNECT

Timetable 2018-2019

 

Event

Canterbury

Medway

Getting Started at University: Understanding what to expect and what is expected of you: seminar lecture, assignments, assessment, work load, etc.
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Sat 29 Sept 2018
10:00 -11:00
Room: GLT3

Sat 6 Oct 2018
10:00 -11:00
Room: M2-28

Time Management: Developing strategies for managing study, work and family commitments and understanding the difference between being a virtuous student and being an effective student.
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 Sat 29 Sept 2018
11:00 -12:00
Room: GLT3

Sat 6 Oct 2018
11:00 -12:00
Room: M2-28

Learning from Lectures and Seminars: How and what you can learn from them, participation, effective reading and preparation, note taking, finding sources.
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 Sat 29 Sept 2018
12:15 -13:15
Room: GLT3

Sat 6 Oct 2018
12:15 -13:15
Room: M2-28

E-Learning/Moodle Q & A: A SLAS Advisor will be available for this short optional session to give a brief introductory overview of some of the basic electronic resources available at Kent and answer questions.
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 Sat 29 Sept 2018
13:15 -13:45
Room: GLT3

Sat 6 Oct 2018
13:15 -13:45
Room: M2-28

 

 

 

Mature and Part-time Networking Lunch
A chance to meet other students from across campus in a relaxed social atmosphere, and to invite VALUE MaP students to think about opportunities for informal peer-mentoring. SLAS advisors will be on hand to assist with any academic queries or concerns.
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Tuesday 2 Oct 2018
12:30 – 13:30
Room: USR

Tues 9 Oct 2018
12:30 – 13:30
Room: R2-05

 

 

 

Understanding Assignments: A brief review of the initial stages of effective essay preparation, from understanding the coursework requirements to analysing the question and preparing a ‘research agenda’.
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 Sat 13 Oct 2018
10:00 -11:00
Room: GLT3

Sat 20 Oct 2018
10:00 -11:00
Room: M1-22

Research and Reading: Strategies for finding and selecting appropriate academic material, as well as effective reading and note-taking.
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  Sat 13 Oct 2018
11:00 -12:00
Room: GLT3

 Sat 20 Oct 2018
11:00 -12:00
Room: M1-22

Critical Thinking Skills: Presenting and evaluating an argument or line of reasoning, learning to identify and draw valid conclusions.
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 Sat 13 Oct 2018
12:15 -13:15
Room: GLT3

Sat 20 Oct 2018
12:15 -13:15
Room: M1-22

Planning Assignments Q & A: A SLAS Advisor will be available for this short optional session to answer questions on the research and thinking stages of essay preparation.
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  Sat 13 Oct 2018
13:15 -13:45
Room: GLT3

Sat 20 Oct 2018
13:15 -13:45
Room: M1-22

 

 

 

Preparing an Academic Argument: Organising notes and thinking through the information gathered in order to construct a well-informed and persuasive argument.
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Sat 27 Oct 2018
10:00 -11:00
Room: KLT5

Sat 3 Nov 2018
10:00 -11:00
Room: M1-22

Effective Referencing & How to Avoid Plagiarism: Understanding how and why you need to paraphrase and reference your material to identify all your sources and avoid the plagiarism trap.
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 Sat 27 Oct 2018
11:00 -12:00
Room: KLT5

 Sat 3 Nov 2018
11:00 -12:00
Room: M1-22

Essay Writing: Planning your essay’s structure and content, tips on writing the introduction, conclusion and the paragraphs, editing your essay.  How to use academic language.
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Sat 27 Oct 2018
12:15 -13:15
Room: KLT5

Sat 3 Nov 2018
12:15 -13:15
Room: M1-22

Drafting & Editing Essays Q & A: A SLAS Advisor will be available for this short optional session to answer questions on the drafting and editing stages of essay writing.
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 Sat 27 Oct 2018
13:15 -13:45
Room: KLT5

Sat 3 Nov 2018
13:15 -13:45
Room: M1-22

 

 

 

Revision Skills:Making a revision plan, using past papers and developing effective revision techniques to memorise and retain key information for the exam.
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Sat 9 Mar 2019
10:00 -11:00
Room: DLT3

Sat 16 Mar 2019
10:00 -11:00
Room: M1-22

Writing in Exams: How to write an essay under exam conditions, what the examiners are looking for, tips on planning, writing and staying calm.
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 Sat 9 Mar 2019
11:00 -12:00
Room: DLT3

 Sat 16 Mar 2019
11:00 -12:00
Room: M1-22

Managing Exams: Managing exam stress, answering different exam questions & using different exam techniques, writing short answers, answering multiple choice questions etc.
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 Sat 9 Mar 2019
12:15 -13:15
Room: DLT3

Sat 16 Mar 2019
12:15 -13:15
Room: M1-22

Exams Skills Q & A: A SLAS Advisor will be available for this short optional session to answer questions on effective revision and preparing for exams.
Book via SLAS CONNECT

Sat 9 Mar 2019
13:15 -13:45
Room: DLT3

Sat 16 Mar 2019
13:15 -13:45
Room: M1-22

 

 

 

 

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