A range of FREE study skill workshops are offered to suit your needs. Each workshop is designed to focus on a certain aspect of your academic development – skills that all students need in order to succeed at university.

Summer term – Referencing workshops continue in the Treforest Library Training room.

The next main programme of workshops at the Pontypridd campus will commence in the new autumn term in October 2017.

All the workshops will be held in the Training Room in the Treforest Library & Student Centre, and are listed below.

For workshops at Cardiff, Glyntaff and Newport please contact the Study Skills Team for local details .

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This workshop gives tips on formulating/refining your dissertation topic, planning and managing your project, research considerations, structuring methods and the academic requirements for writing it up.

Reflective Writing

Reflective writing is an important skill to develop; this interactive session will introduce the main models for reflection, and encourages identification and understanding of key elements, including criticality, form, structure and balance.

English Language for academic writing

For all students: Led by an experienced tutor, the Writing Club provides the opportunity to help you improve your written work, as well as improve your English language skills through a range of practical activities.

Report Writing

These workshops introduce you to the main features of report writing with particular emphasis on organising and presenting information in an appropriate format.

Effective Presentations

Speaking in public is an essential skill at university or in a work environment. This session will look ways to achieve effective planning and organisation of its content, the use of visual aids, and a confident delivery.

Essay Writing Skills

What makes a good essay? This workshop identifies key areas of the construction and writing of essays, enabling a more confident approach to developing the skills for this task

Harvard Referencing

Many students lose valuable marks for not being able to reference correctly. This session will highlight good academic practice and skills to avoid plagiarism; it will concentrate on the use of the HARVARD system with particular reference to the USW style guide.

Literature Review

A Literature Review is an essential section to your dissertation. This session will look at how to construct and write an effective evaluation of your research.

Critical Analysis

This workshop will encourage you to develop your writing skills and adopt a more evaluative and critical style. The tutor-led session offers you the opportunity to understand and practice these skills.

Exam Preparation

Feeling unsure and needing support? This workshop offers practical ways to prepare for your revision and effective techniques for undertaking your exams.