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
10/02/2021 18.30 Reading Strategies

Tips for reading online, where to find sources, taking notes while reading and drawing on existing knowledge.

11/02/2021 12.30 Reading Strategies (Repeat Session)

Tips for reading online, where to find sources, taking notes while reading and drawing on existing knowledge.

15/02/2021 12.30 Writing your Dissertation/Research Project

A look at ways to ensure your dissertation is cohesive.

18/02/2021 12.30 Criticality: Reading Critically

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

20/02/2021 11.00 Criticality: Reading Critically (Repeat Session)

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

22/02/2021 18.30 Writing your Dissertation/Research Project (Repeat Session)

A look at ways to ensure your dissertation is cohesive.

25/02/2021 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.

27/02/2021 11.00 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.

02/03/2021 18.30 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.

04/03/2021 12.30 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.

10/03/2021 18.30 Reflective Writing

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

11/03/2021 12.30 Reflective Writing (Repeat Session)   

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

15/03/2021 18.30 Writing the Main Body

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

18/03/2021 12.30 Writing the Main Body (Repeat Session)

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

25/03/2021 12.30 Writing Introductions and Conclusions

This workshop will look at the basic features of effective introductions and conclusions.

27/03/2021 11.00 Writing Introductions and Conclusions (Repeat Session)

This workshop will look at the basic features of effective introductions and conclusions.

01/04/2021 12.30 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.

01/04/2021 18.30 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.

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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