During the Autumn and Spring terms we hold scheduled workshops and clinics designed to give students an understanding of the requirements of academic writing.
Below you will find an indication of the types of workshops and more information on how the clinics work.
Full details of dates, times and venues for these along with booking instructions will be available on this site soon after the beginning of the academic year/spring term.
We can also arrange workshops for small groups; please contact us with your details and requirements to request a workshop(see right).
Alternatively any of these topics can be discussed in an individual tutorial, and to do this you can book an appointment.
The academic writing clinics work on a drop-in basis and offer an opportunity to receive feedback on your referencing and writing skills in a piece of writing of up to 300 words.
Not able to attend a workshop at Treforest? Students on other campuses can request a workshop on any of the above topics on their home campus.
Group request: If
you and a group of fellow students want one of the workshops listed in our
series delivered on your home campus please contact us using the form.
If you are not requesting a workshop as part of a group but would still like the information on any of the listed workshop topics then you can book a study skills appointment in the usual way and ask the tutor to present the material one-to-one.
We look forward to hearing from you and doing our best to accommodate your request.
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.
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.
These workshops introduce you to the main features of report writing with particular emphasis on organising and presenting information in an appropriate format.
26 February - 12.30
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.