During the Autumn and Spring terms 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 until further notice.  No booking required; please use the links in the timetable below to participate in any of the workshops convenient for you; Use Google Chrome for the links to work properly.    

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.

Workshop Timetable - 2021/2022

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. 

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28 January – 13:00

15 March - 11.00

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.

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5 July - 15.00

6 July - 13.00

15 July - 10.00

19 July - 14.00

28 July - 12.00

1 Aug - 11.00

9 Aug - 15.00

17 Aug - 10.00

22 Aug - 14.00

1 Sept - 11.00

9th Sept - 13.00

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.

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26 January – 11.00

4 February – 14.00

23 March - 10.00


For many, the move to online learning has meant that existing study strategies might not be working as well as in face-to-face situations.  This session should help you consider new study strategies to better equip you for studying remotely.   

12 January – 11.00

This workshop gives tips on planning a structure for your dissertation topic, managing your project, research considerations and how to locate useful materials within the library. 

19 January - 12.00

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.

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15 February – 10.00

21 February – 13.30

1 March - 10.00

11 March - 12.00

24 March - 2.00

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

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20 January – 11.00

7 March - 10.00         

18 March - 2.00 

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.

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14 February – 13.30

25 February – 10.00

3 March - 2.00  

9 March - 10.00 

21 March - 3.30 

31 March - 12.00

6 April - 12.00 

Our exam prep workshop focuses on effective revision techniques and tips for recalling information and writing in exam conditions. You will also be encouraged to reflect on your own learning style and current revision methods.

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7 July - 10.00

11 July - 3.00

19 July - 11.00

29 July - 3.00

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.

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28 March - 3.00

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.

17 February – 15.00

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

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24 February – 15.30

2 March - 15.00

8 March - 1.00

14 March - 10.00

25 March - 12.00

30 March - 11.00 

5 April - 1.00

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. 

11 February – 13.00

23 February – 10.00

This workshop will help you to develop your writing and research skills by adopting a more evaluative and critical stance when researching and preparing assignments.

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20 January - 12.00

Request a Workshop

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.

Digital Support and Meet-a-Mentor sessions

Student mentoring is currently operating on out of term time staffing and hours. If you require digital support or have any other enquiry regarding mentoring please contact [email protected] in the first instance.

We will respond as quickly as we are able.

The Student Mentoring team.