Throughout the year we hold scheduled workshops designed to give students an understanding of the requirements of academic writing.
Below you will find the topics for each of the workshops and all will last for up to 1 hour.
Please note: All workshops will be delivered remotely. No booking required; please use the links in the timetable below to participate in any of the workshops convenient for you.
We can also arrange workshops for small groups; please contact us with your details and requirements to request a workshop (see below).
Alternatively any of these topics can be discussed in an individual tutorial, and to do this you can book an appointment.
IMPORTANT: Please access our online workshops using your USW account to gain full access to all features of the Teams meeting.
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.
New to university? This session gives you the chance to explore what academic integrity means to you, and how you can uphold the principles of academic integrity as a USW student.
This workshop series provides Mathematics support for nursing students who would like help for their Safe Medicate exam. These workshops are designed to give a refresher on Maths strategies such as cancelling fractions and long division. It is suitable for nursing students who have not done Maths for a long time or those who would like tips for working things out without a calculator.
Liquids - 27/02/24 - 2.30 pm
Tablets & Capsules - 28/02/24 - 2:15 pm
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.
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.
This workshop is designed to make studying more manageable. It encourages you to be more aware of how to organise your time, will help you develop an appropriate study strategy and use effective techniques for preparing, taking and filing notes from lectures and research.
This workshop will introduce you to the style and expectations of academic writing at HE. It will help you get off to a good start with your assignment writing and give you confidence as you tackle your first assignments.
This practical workshop is run by experienced students who are there to help you use the USW systems effectively. Come along and ask about Turnitin, Blackboard, Unilife, Word, PowerPoint and appointment booking systems or to build your confidence with general IT tasks. Our Digital Support Mentors will guide you on your own, or a USW, device.
Group request: If you and a group of fellow students want one of the workshops listed in our series delivered on a specific date and time, please send us an email with details of what you want and when.
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.
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