We offer ongoing support workshops on a variety of academic subjects such as structuring an argument, academic style, and criticality as well as maths know-how computing skills. Along with these workshops, we hold drop-in sessions on topics such as referencing, in which you get the opportunity to ask questions and discuss answers with an ACE team member and other students.  

How long are the workshops?
Workshops run for approximately 45-60 minutes. 

The current workshop schedule is available below.

For the links and joining instructions please visit the ACE page on your Virtual Learning Environment (Blackboard, Moodle, Canvas).

Here is the current workshop schedule.

Date Time  Topic
01/08/2020 11.00 Writing the Main Body (Repeat Session)

The features and structure of the main body of an assignment.

Presentation Suite

ACE workshops will focus on different aspects of presentations this week.

03/08/2020 12.30 Creating a Presentation  This workshop considers various presentation software, looks at key principals for designing visuals, and recommends a standard presentation structure.
03/08/2020 18.30 Creating a Presentation (Repeat Session)

This workshop considers various presentation software, looks at key principals for designing visuals, and recommends a standard presentation structure.

03/08/2020 13.30 Delivering a Presentation

The second session in our presentation course goes through body language, managing stress, working in groups and dealing with questions

06/08/2020 19.00 Delivering a Presentation (Repeat Session)

The second session in our presentation course goes through body language, managing stress, working in groups and dealing with questions

07/08/2020 12.30 What to Include in a Presentation

A look at being critical in your presentation and how to build an argument

08/08/2020 11.00 What to Include in a Presentation

The final session takes a look at being critical in your presentation, building an argument and referencing correctly.

CRITICALITY SUITE

Over 2 weeks ACE will look at different aspects of criticality

11/08/2020 13.30 Criticality: an Introduction    

Covers the fundamental principles of critical thinking in academia and introduces relevant theories and models that you can apply to your work.

12/08/2020 18.30 Criticality: an Introduction (Repeat Session)

Covers the fundamental principles of critical thinking in academia and introduces relevant theories and models that you can apply to your work.

13/08/2020 19.00 Criticality: Reading Critically   

A look at some strategies for critical reading and discusses how to evaluate sources.

14/08/2020 12.30 Criticality: Reading Critically (Repeat Session)

A look at some strategies for critical reading and discusses how to evaluate sources.

17/08/2020 12.30 Critical Writing: Building an Argument 

Explores the differences between descriptive and critical writing and looks at how to develop a line of reasoning to build up arguments in your work.

19/08/2020 13.30 Critical Writing: Language Features    

This workshop analyses the words and phrases that can help present arguments and show criticality in your writing.

20/08/2020 19.00 Critical Writing: Building an Argument (Repeat Session)

Explores the differences between descriptive and critical writing and looks at how to develop a line of reasoning to build up arguments in your work.

22/08/2020 11.00 Critical Writing: Language Features (Repeat Session)

This workshop analyses the words and phrases that can help present arguments and show criticality in your writing.

25/08/2020 19.00 Relating Theory to Real Life Practice

This session will focus on ways in which you can relate your experiences to academic theories and express this in writing.

28/08/2020 13.30 Relating Theory to Real Life Practice (Repeat Session)

This session will focus on ways in which you can relate your experiences to academic theories and express this in writing.

02/09/2020 13.30 Avoiding Plagiarism and Referencing Drop-In

This is an opportunity to ask any questions you might have about how to reference correctly to ensure you don’t plagiarise.  We advise you to watch our Avoiding Plagiarism and Referencing Video on your VLE before the session.

04/09/2020 12.30 Reflective Writing

This workshop looks at the importance of reflection, theoretical approaches and structure of reflective writing.

08/09/2020 12.30 Avoiding Plagiarism and Referencing Drop-In

This is an opportunity to ask any questions you might have about how to reference correctly to ensure you don’t plagiarise.  We advise you to watch our Avoiding Plagiarism and Referencing Video on your VLE before the session.

10/09/2020 18.30 Reflective Writing (Repeat Session)

This workshop looks at the importance of reflection, theoretical approaches and structure of reflective writing.

14/09/2020 13.30 Writing your Dissertation                                                                                   

A look at ways to ensure your dissertation is cohesive

19/09/2020 11.00 Writing your Dissertation  (Repeat Session)                                               

A look at ways to ensure your dissertation is cohesive

To join a workshop, please view the schedule on your VLE where you will find a link and full joining instructions. Also, look out for emails and announcements from the ACE Team where we will share the links. 

No, you do not need to sign up. Simply click the link on your VLE at the time of the workshop. 
We do not record the live workshops but a video for each topic is available to view on your VLE.
If you miss a workshop that you wanted to attend, you can book a one-to-one tutorial where we can go through the content with you. You can also watch our videos and other materials on your VLE related to that topic. Finally, we often repeat our workshops so keep an eye out for another date and time on the workshop schedule.
No, you do not need to prepare anything to bring to the workshop. 
In the workshops, we will explain and demonstrate how to improve different academic skills. The workshops are interactive so we will set small activities and tasks for you to practice what you are learning.

 

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