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.

The new programme of workshops for the autumn term 2017 are listed below – book now to avoid disappointment!

For Treforest, all the workshops will take place in the Training Room in the Treforest Library & Student Centre (unless otherwise stated); for Cardiff and Newport campuses individual rooms are indicated at each campus. This information is available when you register.

For Glyntaff students – all the workshops below are available for you to book. There are a number of workshops at Treforest for example, and a bus travels to and from both campuses throughout the day, Monday-Friday. There are a number of workshops being requested by lecturers at Glyntaff too, so please check with your lecturer if you would like a workshop on any of the topics listed below, or you may want to use the 'request a workshop’ button below if a group of you would like to book something yourselves.

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Now starting at Treforest and Glyntaff – Use the buttons below for information on the English Club and Writing Club. The Writing Club requires booking. The Writing Club is a six-week course, which requires you to attend each week for six weeks to help improve your academic writing. The English Club takes place every Wednesday at Treforest throughout term times.

English Club Writing Club


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

A workshop that provides invaluable hints and tips to help you improve your written work and informally assess your current language strengths.

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, mainly in relation to academic presentations.

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.


Paraphrasing is an essential skill when referring to the work of other people, and thus avoid plagiarizing. Attend this session for tips on how to paraphrase properly.

Managing Study

This workshop is designed to make studying more manageable. It encourages you to be more aware of how to organise your time and will help you develop an appropriate study strategy.


Verbal and written – This workshop aims to encourage students to use effective techniques for preparing, taking and filing notes from lectures and research.

Critical Analysis

You will find out how to develop your writing skills by adopting a more evaluative and critical stance with this workshop.