All Study Skills workshops

At Birkbeck, we offer a range of workshops to help all students, develop your study skills and get the most out of your time with us.

Browse for workshops that interest you or focus on areas you want to develop. Click 'Book now' to book your free place. Note you need to login with your Birkbeck username and password, NOT your email address.

Don't forget there is also a wealth of online resources available to you any time on the Birkbeck Study Skills module in Moodle.

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October 2018
Mon 22 OctStudy SkillsBreaking Barriers Kit: Mindmapping software for planning and writing your assignments
Mindmapping software takes the pain out of organising your ideas. Learn how to use mindmapping software for planning any piece of written work.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Mind mapping
15:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room MAL 413 (ITS)1 place left
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Mon 22 OctLawWhat is critical thinking and how to read 'critically'
Understand what critical thinking is, why it's so important and how to read critically.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Critical thinking
17:00 to 18:00Clore Building, room CLO 1021 place left
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Mon 22 OctStudy Skills3 Apps in 30 Minutes
This workshop will focus on apps for wellbeing and mental health
For enrolled students
17:15 to 17:45Malet Street, room TBA (Mal G20)No booking required
Mon 22 OctSSHPSSHP Basic Computer Skills
This workshop will help you gain basic comp skills and experience to engage with your academic studies.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Computing and IT Skills
18:30 to 20:00Malet Street, room TBA (Computer room for 20)41 places left
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Tue 23 OctLawHow do I avoid plagiarism?
Learn what plagiarism is and how to avoid it in this workshop.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing
17:00 to 18:00Clore Building, room CLO 102fully booked
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Tue 23 OctStratfordAcademic resources for assignments: what they are and how to use them
You will learn about the various types of information sources available for library research and how to select the right one for your assignment.
For enrolled Stratford students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Library skills, Research skills
18:30 to 20:00University Square Stratford, room TBA6 places left
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Wed 24 OctStudy SkillsUsing Evernote to Manage Your Research
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Assistive Technology
12:00 to 13:30Malet Street, room MAL 457 (ITS)4 places left
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Wed 24 OctStudy SkillsUsing Zotero for Managing Your References and Citations
Zotero is a free, online tool for storing and organising resources. This workshop will cover all the key skills. Not advised for law students.
For enrolled students
14:00 to 15:30Malet Street, room MAL 457 (ITS)3 places left
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Wed 24 OctStudy SkillsSentence mechanics masterclass
Please click on title for full description
For enrolled students
15:00 to 17:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B065 places left
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Wed 24 OctStratfordStratford One to One
One-to-one drop-in tutorial sessions with an academic skills tutor. To attend these sessions just turn up, no booking is required.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills
16:00 to 18:00University Square Stratford, room US G.25No booking required
Wed 24 OctStudy SkillsStudy Clinics
Study Clinics are open to all Birkbeck students who need some timely support with their studies.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Study skills
16:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room MAL 413 (ITS)8 places left
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Wed 24 OctStratfordAcademic resources for assignments: what they are and how to use them
You will learn about the various types of information sources available for library research and how to select the right one for your assignment.
For enrolled Stratford students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Library skills, Research skills
18:30 to 20:00University Square Stratford, room TBA45 places left
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Wed 24 OctStratfordNote Making for Academic Purposes
Making effective notes from your reading and in lectures requires you to engage in several activities all at once.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills
19:30 to 21:00University Square Stratford, room US 2.3023 places left
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Thu 25 OctStudy SkillsWriting about reading; Citation and referencing
Please click on title for full description
For enrolled students
18:00 to 19:30Malet Street, room TBA (Mal G20)fully booked
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Thu 25 OctStratfordAcademic resources for assignments: what they are and how to use them
You will learn about the various types of information sources available for library research and how to select the right one for your assignment.
For enrolled Stratford students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Library skills, Research skills
18:30 to 20:00University Square Stratford, room TBA48 places left
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Thu 25 OctArtsStudy Tools: Why Do I Need to Take Notes from Novels, Plays, Films and Similar Sources Studied in the Arts and Humanities? How Do I Do It? WYSIHYT
What is different about taking notes from the objects of study in the Arts? WYSIHYT
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Critical thinking, Discussion, Reading and note-taking skills, Study skills, Writing skills
19:20 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0418 places left
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Fri 26 OctStudy SkillsBreaking Barriers Kit: approaches for greater reading speed, stamina and comprehension
Make more efficient use of your reading time with strategies for better comprehension, focus and methods for making notes about what you read.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Assistive Technology, ClaroRead, Computing and IT Skills, Disability, Specific learning difficulties, Technology enhanced learning
15:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room MAL 413 (ITS)fully booked
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Fri 26 OctSSHPSSHP How to formulate a strong academic argument at PG level (Geo Dept)
A workshop focused on how to develop, communicate and validate a powerful academic argument
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Dissertations, Essay writing, PhD Support, Reading and note-taking skills
18:00 to 19:45Location TBA, room TBAfully booked
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Fri 26 OctArtsStudy Tools: Why Do I Need to Take Notes from Novels, Plays, Films and Similar Sources Studied in the Arts and Humanities? How Do I Do It? WYSIHYT
What is different about taking notes from the objects of study in the Arts? WYSIHYT
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Critical thinking, Discussion, Reading and note-taking skills, Study skills, Writing skills
18:00 to 19:2043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0412 places left
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Fri 26 OctSSHPSSHP How to read to write academically UG (ALC Dept)
This workshop will address how best to read academically and how it informs and relates to academic writing.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing
19:30 to 21:00Location TBA, room TBA4 places left
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Fri 26 OctArtsAcademic English Workshop: 'Not a complete sentence' (2): Phrases, Clauses, Danglers, and False Friends
This workshop extends our attention to sentences by alerting us to verb �impostors� and the dangers of mistaking their identity
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Communication Skills, Essay writing, Writing skills
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G041 place left
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Sat 27 OctBEIFractions and percentages
In this workshop, we will revisit how to work with fractions and percentages. We will use the calculator, so please bring a scientific calculator.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Maths skills
10:00 to 12:30Malet Street, room MAL 40228 places left
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Sat 27 OctStudy SkillsBreaking Barriers Kit: Mindmapping software for planning and writing your assignments
Mindmapping software takes the pain out of organising your ideas. Learn how to use mindmapping software for planning any piece of written work.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Mind mapping
10:00 to 12:00Malet Street, room MAL 417fully booked
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Sat 27 OctStudy SkillsSentence mechanics masterclass
Please click on title for full description
For enrolled students
11:00 to 13:00Malet Street, room MAL 2524 places left
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Sat 27 OctStudy SkillsMindfulness and approaches to study
Please click on title for full description
For enrolled students
11:00 to 12:3043 Gordon Square, room GOR B139 places left
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Sat 27 OctSSHPSSHP Late Induction
This is an opportunity for those who missed departmental induction to attend a experiential based induction session.
For enrolled students
11:00 to 13:00Malet Street, room MAL G1627 places left
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Sat 27 OctStudy SkillsBreaking Barriers Kit: approaches for greater reading speed, stamina and comprehension
Make more efficient use of your reading time with strategies for better comprehension, focus and methods for making notes about what you read.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Assistive Technology, ClaroRead, Computing and IT Skills, Disability, Specific learning difficulties, Technology enhanced learning
12:30 to 14:30Malet Street, room MAL 417fully booked
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Sat 27 OctStudy SkillsActive Listening and speaking for academic purposes
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For enrolled students
13:00 to 14:3043 Gordon Square, room GOR B1315 places left
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Sat 27 OctStratfordAcademic resources for assignments: what they are and how to use them
You will learn about the various types of information sources available for library research and how to select the right one for your assignment.
For enrolled Stratford students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Library skills, Research skills
15:00 to 16:30University Square Stratford, room TBA8 places left
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Mon 29 OctStudy SkillsBreaking Barriers Kit: approaches for greater reading speed, stamina and comprehension
Make more efficient use of your reading time with strategies for better comprehension, focus and methods for making notes about what you read.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Assistive Technology, ClaroRead, Computing and IT Skills, Disability, Specific learning difficulties, Technology enhanced learning
15:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room MAL 413 (ITS)fully booked
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Tue 30 OctCounsellingRESILIENCE: How to Survive University Life
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Mental Health, Stress and Anxiety, Well being
18:00 to 20:00Malet Street, room MAL G20 HUB47 places left
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Tue 30 OctStratfordAn introduction to Birkbecks eLibrary and Library catalogue
You will learn how to make effective use of the Library catalogue, the primary tool for finding information, and explore Birkbecks eLibrary
For enrolled Stratford students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Library skills, Research skills
18:30 to 20:00University Square Stratford, room TBA5 places left
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Wed 31 OctSSHPSurviving and Thriving Doctoral Research
This experiential training workshop, will look at well-being & resilience with a view to developing student autonomy to maximise potential.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Research projects, Research skills, Self esteem, Stress and Anxiety, Stress and Anxiety, Transformative practice, Wellbeing
12:00 to 17:00Location TBA, room TBA25 places left
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Wed 31 OctStudy SkillsAcademic English writing (for second language speakers)
Please click on title for full description
For enrolled students
15:00 to 17:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B06fully booked
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Wed 31 OctStratfordStratford One to One
One-to-one drop-in tutorial sessions with an academic skills tutor. To attend these sessions just turn up, no booking is required.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills
16:00 to 18:00University Square Stratford, room US G.25No booking required
Wed 31 OctStudy SkillsStudy Clinics
Study Clinics are open to all Birkbeck students who need some timely support with their studies.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Study skills
16:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room MAL 413 (ITS)8 places left
Book now
Wed 31 OctStratfordAn introduction to Birkbecks eLibrary and Library catalogue
You will learn how to make effective use of the Library catalogue, the primary tool for finding information, and explore Birkbecks eLibrary
For enrolled Stratford students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Library skills, Research skills
18:30 to 20:00University Square Stratford, room TBA8 places left
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Wed 31 OctStudy SkillsCritical thinking 1: What is critical thinking?
Please click on title for full description
For enrolled students
19:30 to 21:00Malet Street, room MAL B29fully booked
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November 2018
Thu 01 NovLawSounding 'academic': Using Academic English and Disciplinary Language
Learn the common pitfalls to avoid and how to sound 'academic' in your writing with these useful tips and techniques.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Law, Study skills, Writing skills
17:00 to 18:00Clore Building, room CLO 1022 places left
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Thu 01 NovStudy SkillsCritical reading and writing for postgraduates
Please click on title for full description
For enrolled students
18:00 to 19:30Malet Street, room MAL G20 HUB16 places left
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Thu 01 NovStratfordAn introduction to Birkbecks eLibrary and Library catalogue
You will learn how to make effective use of the Library catalogue, the primary tool for finding information, and explore Birkbecks eLibrary
For enrolled Stratford students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Library skills, Research skills
18:30 to 20:00University Square Stratford, room TBA10 places left
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Thu 01 NovArtsStudy Tools: Taking Notes from Critical Analyses, Sometimes Called SECONDARY Sources, in the Arts and Humanities; WYSIHYT Revisited
What is different about taking notes from SECONDARY sources in the Arts and Humanities? Why do I need them? WYSIHYT revisited
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Critical thinking, Discussion, Reading and note-taking skills, Study skills, Writing skills
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0417 places left
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Fri 02 NovStudy SkillsCritical Thinking 3: Building an Academic Argument
The focus of this workshop will be on advanced critical writing and critical reading skills.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Critical thinking
14:00 to 16:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B1313 places left
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Fri 02 NovStudy SkillsBreaking Barriers Kit: Mindmapping software for planning and writing your assignments
Mindmapping software takes the pain out of organising your ideas. Learn how to use mindmapping software for planning any piece of written work.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Mind mapping
15:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room MAL 413 (ITS)8 places left
Book now
Fri 02 NovArtsStudy Tools: Taking Notes from Critical Analyses, Sometimes Called SECONDARY Sources, in the Arts and Humanities; WYSIHYT Revisited
What is different about taking notes from SECONDARY sources in the Arts and Humanities? Why do I need them? WYSIHYT revisited
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Critical thinking, Discussion, Plagiarism, Reading and note-taking skills, Study skills, Writing skills
18:00 to 19:2043 Gordon Square, room GOR G044 places left
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Fri 02 NovArtsAcademic English Workshop: 'Not a complete sentence' (3): The Trouble with Clauses: Insubordination and Making Sense in Sentences
In this session, we focus on troublesome clauses. How can an expression contain a complete verb, or verbs, and still not communicate accurately?
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Communication Skills, Essay writing, Writing skills
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G04fully booked
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Sat 03 NovStudy SkillsAcademic English writing (for second language speakers)
Please click on title for full description
For enrolled students
11:00 to 13:00Malet Street, room MAL 6247 places left
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Sat 03 NovStudy SkillsCritical thinking 1: What is critical thinking?
Please click on title for full description
For enrolled students
11:00 to 13:00Malet Street, room MAL B1826 places left
Book now
Sat 03 NovSSHPSSHP Academic Writing for those with English as a second Language
This weekend mini module will help you improve your academic writing precision if English is your second language. Runs over 4 weekends.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing
11:00 to 13:00Malet Street, room MAL G15fully booked
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Sat 03 NovStudy SkillsBuilding an Essay planning and structuring
These workshops are open to any students who have a diagnosis of dyslexia and/or dyspraxia. These workshops are aimed primarily at undergraduates.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic writing, Writing skills
13:00 to 15:00Malet Street, room MAL 6336 places left
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Sat 03 NovWellbeingBuilding Resilience
For special arrangements students
13:30 to 16:00Malet Street, room TBA (Mal G20)26 places left
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Sat 03 NovStratfordAn introduction to Birkbecks eLibrary and Library catalogue
You will learn how to make effective use of the Library catalogue, the primary tool for finding information, and explore Birkbecks eLibrary
For enrolled Stratford students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Library skills, Research skills
15:00 to 16:30University Square Stratford, room US G.30 (ITS)6 places left
Book now
Tue 06 NovStudy SkillsUsing Zotero for Managing Your References and Citations
Zotero is a free, online tool for storing and organising resources. This workshop will cover all the key skills. Not advised for law students.
For enrolled students
12:00 to 13:30Malet Street, room MAL 457 (ITS)15 places left
Book now
Tue 06 NovStudy SkillsMaking the most of technology for collaborative study groups
For enrolled students
14:00 to 15:30Malet Street, room MAL 457 (ITS)24 places left
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Tue 06 NovLawHow to interpret an essay question and plan your answer
We explain how to analyse an essay question, draw up a reading list, and plan the first draft of an essay.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic writing, Essay writing
18:00 to 19:00Clore Building, room CLO 1027 places left
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Tue 06 NovStratfordSearching electronic resources: finding ebooks and journal articles for your assignment
In this workshop you will learn how to make effective use of electronic books and journals in Birkbecks eLibrary.
For enrolled Stratford students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Library skills, Research skills
18:30 to 20:00University Square Stratford, room TBA5 places left
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Tue 06 NovLawWriting essays in university
Essays are highly structured. In this workshop we identify the different parts of an essay and their functions, and explain how to structure an essay.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing
19:00 to 20:00Clore Building, room CLO 1029 places left
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Wed 07 NovCounsellingSTRESS-LESS
This course aims to help students understand what stress and anxiety are, reflect on their own experiences and find strategies to manage it.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Stress and Anxiety, Stress and Anxiety
15:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room MAL G20 HUB48 places left
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Wed 07 NovStratfordStratford One to One
One-to-one drop-in tutorial sessions with an academic skills tutor. To attend these sessions just turn up, no booking is required.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills
16:00 to 18:00University Square Stratford, room US FOYER (US G25)No booking required
Wed 07 NovStudy SkillsStudy Clinics
Study Clinics are open to all Birkbeck students who need some timely support with their studies.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Study skills
16:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room MAL 413 (ITS)14 places left
Book now
Wed 07 NovStratfordSearching electronic resources: finding ebooks and journal articles for your assignment
In this workshop you will learn how to make effective use of electronic books and journals in Birkbecks eLibrary.
For enrolled Stratford students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Library skills, Research skills
16:30 to 20:00University Square Stratford, room TBA9 places left
Book now
Thu 08 NovStudy SkillsNote Making for Academic Purposes
Making effective notes from your reading and in lectures requires you to engage in several activities all at once.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills
18:00 to 19:3043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0121 places left
Book now
Thu 08 NovStratfordSearching electronic resources: finding ebooks and journal articles for your assignment
In this workshop you will learn how to make effective use of electronic books and journals in Birkbecks eLibrary.
For enrolled Stratford students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Library skills, Research skills
18:30 to 20:00University Square Stratford, room TBA8 places left
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Thu 08 NovStudy SkillsMind Mapping
For enrolled students
19:30 to 21:00Malet Street, room MAL B2927 places left
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Sat 10 NovLibraryGetting Ready to Study
Introduction to information management, academic writing (BBK learning skills) & what the Library can offer: MOODLE module and resources by subject.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Library skills, Moodle, Study skills
10:00 to 11:00Library, room LIBRARY SEMINAR 1fully booked
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Sat 10 NovBEIAlgebra
Workshop on basic algebra skills from working with formulae to manipulating expressions.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Maths skills
10:00 to 12:30Malet Street, room MAL B2926 places left
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Sat 10 NovStudy SkillsCritical thinking 1: What is critical thinking?
Please click on title for full description
For enrolled students
11:00 to 13:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B1310 places left
Book now
Sat 10 NovSSHPSSHP Academic Writing for those with English as a second Language
This weekend mini module will help you improve your academic writing precision if English is your second language. Runs over 4 weekends.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing
11:00 to 13:00Malet Street, room MAL G1511 places left
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Sat 10 NovLibraryGetting to grips with your reading list
Understand what you are being asked to read on your reading list,(book or book chapter, journal article etc.), and learn how to find where to find it.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Library skills, Reading and note-taking skills, Research skills, Study skills
11:30 to 12:30Library, room LIBRARY SEMINAR 1fully booked
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Sat 10 NovStudy SkillsCritical Thinking 2: Evaluating Academic Argument
This workshop will extend and build upon the critical thinking skills covered in Critical Thinking I.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Study skills
13:00 to 15:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B131 place left
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Sat 10 NovLibraryFinding information for your essays and assignments
Effectively search for and evaluate academic information for your course essays and assignments.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Databases, Library skills, Reading and note-taking skills, Research skills, Researching on the internet
13:30 to 15:00Library, room LIBRARY SEMINAR 1fully booked
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Sat 10 NovWellbeingManaging Stress and Anxiety
For special arrangements students

Theme tags: Academic writing, Bibliography and referencing, Critical thinking, Disability, Dyslexia, Essay writing, Exams and revision, Mental Health, Moodle, Report writing, Stress and Anxiety, Stress and Anxiety, Study skills, Time management, Wellbeing, Writing skills
13:30 to 16:00Malet Street, room TBA (Mal G20)20 places left
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Sat 10 NovLibraryGoogle Scholar vs Birkbeck Discover
Pick up tips on using Google Scholar and Birkbeck Discover and the essential functionality and features of both online search services.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Library skills, Research skills, Researching on the internet
15:30 to 17:00Library, room LIBRARY SEMINAR 1fully booked
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Sat 10 NovStratfordSearching electronic resources: finding ebooks and journal articles for your assignment
In this workshop you will learn how to make effective use of electronic books and journals in Birkbecks eLibrary.
For enrolled Stratford students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Library skills, Research skills
18:30 to 20:00University Square Stratford, room US G.30 (ITS)9 places left
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Sun 11 NovStratfordCritical Thinking
Critical thinking is the cornerstone of studying at university. It is an academic skill that encompasses other academic skills.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Critical thinking
18:00 to 20:00University Square Stratford, room US 2.3030 places left
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Mon 12 NovLawWhat is critical thinking and how to read 'critically'
Understand what critical thinking is, why it's so important and how to read critically.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Critical thinking
17:00 to 18:00Clore Building, room CLO 10213 places left
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Tue 13 NovStudy SkillsEssay writing and building an academic argument
Please click on title for full description
For enrolled students
18:00 to 19:30Malet Street, room MAL B292 places left
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Tue 13 NovStratfordHow to search for internet resources, including images, for assignments
In this workshop you will learn how to make effective use of the internet to find reliable information online.
For enrolled Stratford students

Theme tags: Research skills
18:30 to 20:00University Square Stratford, room TBA9 places left
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Wed 14 NovStudy SkillsDrafting, editing and proofreading
Please click on title for full description
For enrolled students
15:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room MAL G20 HUB15 places left
Book now
Wed 14 NovStudy SkillsStudy Clinics
Study Clinics are open to all Birkbeck students who need some timely support with their studies.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Study skills
16:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room MAL 413 (ITS)14 places left
Book now
Wed 14 NovLawEditing and proof reading your assignment
This workshop will lead you through the essential stages of reviewing and refining your work, as well as providing proof reading tips.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing, Writing skills
17:00 to 18:00Clore Building, room CLO 1026 places left
Book now
Wed 14 NovStratfordHow to search for internet resources, including images, for assignments
In this workshop you will learn how to make effective use of the internet to find reliable information online.
For enrolled Stratford students

Theme tags: Research skills
18:30 to 20:00University Square Stratford, room TBA8 places left
Book now
Thu 15 NovStudy SkillsWriting skills clinic
Please click on title for full description
For enrolled students
17:00 to 17:45Malet Street, room TBA (MAL G20)10 places left
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Thu 15 NovStratfordHow to search for internet resources, including images, for assignments
In this workshop you will learn how to make effective use of the internet to find reliable information online.
For enrolled Stratford students

Theme tags: Research skills
18:30 to 20:00University Square Stratford, room TBA9 places left
Book now
Thu 15 NovArtsStudy Tools: Developing Critical Thinking in the Arts and Humanities: What Is 'Your Informed Voice' (Stage 1)
What is distinctive about critical thinking in the Arts and Humanities? How do you 'do' it? What is an unacceptable source? Why?
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Discussion, Essay writing, Plagiarism, Reading and note-taking skills, Study skills, Writing skills
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G04fully booked
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Fri 16 NovStudy SkillsBreaking Barriers Kit: Roadtesting new ways of taking notes
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Writing skills
15:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room MAL 15317 places left
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Fri 16 NovArtsArts Essay Writing Workshop 1: What IS Academic Writing? What IS an Essay?
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Essay writing, Study skills, Writing skills
18:00 to 19:2043 Gordon Square, room GOR G04fully booked
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Fri 16 NovArtsAcademic English Workshop: Signposting Language in Academic Expression
Signposting language in formal expression is an important structural element which helps you and your readers to follow the logic of your argument
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Discussion, Essay writing, Writing skills
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G041 place left
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Sat 17 NovStudy SkillsDrafting, editing and proofreading
Please click on title for full description
For enrolled students
11:00 to 13:00Malet Street, room MAL 62440 places left
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Sat 17 NovSSHPSSHP Academic Writing for those with English as a second Language
This weekend mini module will help you improve your academic writing precision if English is your second language. Runs over 4 weekends.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing
11:00 to 13:00Malet Street, room MAL G1520 places left
Book now
Sat 17 NovStudy SkillsPresenting an argument in your essay
These workshops are open to any students who have a diagnosis of dyslexia and/or dyspraxia. These workshops are aimed primarily at undergraduates.
For enrolled students
13:00 to 15:00Malet Street, room MAL 63319 places left
Book now
Sat 17 NovStratfordHow to search for internet resources, including images, for assignments
In this workshop you will learn how to make effective use of the internet to find reliable information online.
For enrolled Stratford students

Theme tags: Research skills
15:00 to 16:30University Square Stratford, room TBA7 places left
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Tue 20 NovLawConstructing arguments in academic writing
We'll learn what an argument is, explain why you need one in most of your academic essays and identify strategies to apply argument in your writing.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing, Writing skills
17:00 to 18:00Clore Building, room CLO 102fully booked
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Tue 20 NovStratfordImproving your research strategy for assignments
In this workshop you will learn how to improve the way you plan your research and search for information.
For enrolled Stratford students

Theme tags: Research skills
18:30 to 20:00University Square Stratford, room TBA6 places left
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Wed 21 NovStratfordImproving your research strategy for assignments
In this workshop you will learn how to improve the way you plan your research and search for information.
For enrolled Stratford students

Theme tags: Research skills
18:30 to 20:00University Square Stratford, room TBA8 places left
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Thu 22 NovStudy SkillsWriting skills clinic
Please click on title for full description
For enrolled students
17:00 to 17:45Malet Street, room TBA (MAL G20)21 places left
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Thu 22 NovStratfordImproving your research strategy for assignments
In this workshop you will learn how to improve the way you plan your research and search for information.
For enrolled Stratford students

Theme tags: Research skills
18:30 to 20:00University Square Stratford, room TBA8 places left
Book now
Thu 22 NovArtsStudy Tools: PRACTISING Critical Thinking in the Arts and Humanities (Part 2): FINDING your Informed Voice
We review and build on what we discovered in previous workshops. We experiment with FINDING a critical voice: we APPLY the skills of critical thinking
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Reading and note-taking skills, Study skills, Writing skills
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G043 places left
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Fri 23 NovArtsArts Essay Writing Workshop 2: Understanding the Question
Workshop 2 asks where the essay writing process actually begins: Understanding the question is the key stage. We explore the language of questions.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Discussion, Essay writing, Study skills, Writing skills
18:00 to 19:2043 Gordon Square, room GOR G046 places left
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Fri 23 NovArtsAcademic English Workshop: The Language of Academic English: Punctuation: Is It important?
This workshop tackles the troublesome issue of punctuation. Does punctuation really make a difference to meaning? We test the results.
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Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Communication Skills, Essay writing, Writing skills
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0412 places left
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Sat 24 NovBEISolving Equations
In this workshop we will go through how to solve same basic equations.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Maths skills, Study skills
10:00 to 12:30Malet Street, room MAL 633No booking required
Sat 24 NovSSHPSSHP Academic Writing for those with English as a second Language
This weekend mini module will help you improve your academic writing precision if English is your second language. Runs over 4 weekends.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing
11:00 to 13:00Malet Street, room MAL G1522 places left
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Sat 24 NovWellbeingMindfulness and Yoga
For special arrangements students
13:30 to 16:00Malet Street, room TBA (Mal G20)25 places left
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Sat 24 NovStratfordImproving your research strategy for assignments
In this workshop you will learn how to improve the way you plan your research and search for information.
For enrolled Stratford students

Theme tags: Research skills
15:00 to 16:30University Square Stratford, room TBA9 places left
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Mon 26 NovLawHow to interpret an essay question and plan your answer
We explain how to analyse an essay question, draw up a reading list, and plan the first draft of an essay.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic writing, Essay writing
17:00 to 18:00Clore Building, room CLO 102fully booked
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Tue 27 NovLawSounding 'academic': Using Academic English and Disciplinary Language
Learn the common pitfalls to avoid and how to sound 'academic' in your writing with these useful tips and techniques.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Law, Study skills, Writing skills
17:00 to 18:00Clore Building, room CLO 10214 places left
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Wed 28 NovLawEditing and proof reading your assignment
This workshop will lead you through the essential stages of reviewing and refining your work, as well as providing proof reading tips.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing, Writing skills
17:00 to 18:00Clore Building, room CLO 10226 places left
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Thu 29 NovStudy SkillsWriting skills clinic
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For enrolled students
17:00 to 17:45Malet Street, room TBA (MAL G20)26 places left
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Thu 29 NovArtsStudy Tools: How to Tackle Commentaries in the Arts and Humanities, Stage 1: READING to Write Commentaries on Texts, or Images
Take the mystery out of writing a commentary. Know where to begin: how to READ a passage, image, or film clip to identify material for your commentary
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Discussion, Reading and note-taking skills, Study skills, Writing skills
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0415 places left
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Fri 30 NovArtsArts Essay Writing Workshop 3: Planning and Structuring an Essay
Workshop 3 explores how to plan and structure an essay by using a Process Method of essay writing.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Discussion, Essay writing, Study skills, Writing skills
18:00 to 19:2043 Gordon Square, room GOR G04fully booked
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Fri 30 NovArtsAcademic English Workshop: Using Tenses and Modal Auxiliary Verbs in Academic Writing
This workshop ponders such questions as: which tenses should I use? Which tenses are required when referencing the work of others? What is 'hedging'?
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Communication Skills, Essay writing, Writing skills
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G046 places left
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December 2018
Tue 04 DecLawReferencing using OSCOLA - for LLB and LLM students
In this workshop we will explain how to reference your sources using the OSCOLA referencing system.
For current Law students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Plagiarism
17:00 to 18:00Clore Building, room CLO 10212 places left
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Wed 05 DecLawReferencing using the HARVARD system - for Criminology students
In this workshop we will explain how to reference your sources using the Harvard referencing system.
For all Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Plagiarism
17:00 to 18:00Clore Building, room CLO 10219 places left
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Thu 06 DecLawWriting essays in university
Essays are highly structured. In this workshop we identify the different parts of an essay and their functions, and explain how to structure an essay.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing
17:00 to 18:00Clore Building, room CLO 10214 places left
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Thu 06 DecArtsStudy Tools:How to Tackle Commentaries in the Arts and Humanities, Stage 2: How to WRITE Commentaries on Texts, or Images
Take the mystery out of writing a commentary: understand the task; know where to begin; how to plan; then write
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Discussion, Essay writing, Study skills, Writing skills
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0417 places left
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Fri 07 DecArtsArts Essay Writing Workshop 4: How to Write Academic Paragraphs
Workshop 4 reveals the rules for structuring and developing paragraphs.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Discussion, Essay writing, Study skills, Writing skills
18:00 to 19:2043 Gordon Square, room GOR G04fully booked
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Fri 07 DecArtsAcademic English Workshop: The Language of Referencing (Part 1): Reporting Expressions; Reporting Verbs; Author- or Content-Focused Attributions
This session reviews the expressions and conventions for introducing material from other sources safely into your text
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Bibliography and referencing, Critical thinking, Essay writing, Plagiarism, Writing skills
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G04fully booked
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Sat 08 DecBEILinear Functions
In this workshop we will cover the following: Equation of a line, drawing a line and spacial properties
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Maths skills
10:00 to 12:30Malet Street, room MAL 539No booking required
Sat 08 DecStudy SkillsProofreading and editing your essay
These workshops are open to any students who have a diagnosis of dyslexia and/or dyspraxia. These workshops are aimed primarily at undergraduates.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing
13:00 to 15:00Malet Street, room MAL 63324 places left
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Sat 08 DecWellbeingCommunication Skills, Self Awareness, and Resilience
For special arrangements students
13:30 to 16:00Malet Street, room TBA (Mal G20)21 places left
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Tue 11 DecLawReferencing using the HARVARD system - for Criminology students
In this workshop we will explain how to reference your sources using the Harvard referencing system.
For all Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Plagiarism
17:00 to 18:00Clore Building, room CLO 10230 places left
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Wed 12 DecLawReferencing using OSCOLA - for LLB and LLM students
In this workshop we will explain how to reference your sources using the OSCOLA referencing system.
For current Law students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Plagiarism
17:00 to 18:00Clore Building, room CLO 10229 places left
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Thu 13 DecStudy SkillsWriting skills clinic
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For enrolled students
17:00 to 17:45Malet Street, room TBA (MAL G20)26 places left
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Thu 13 DecArtsStudy Tools: Reject Plagiarism: Learn to Love Your Referencing System: WHAT ARE Plagiarism and Collusion? How a Referencing System Works
This workshop gets down to basics to discuss the issues and to allow you to ask all those awkward questions which have bothered you through the term
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Discussion, Essay writing, Plagiarism, Reading and note-taking skills, Research skills, Study skills, Writing skills
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0412 places left
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Fri 14 DecArtsArts Essay Writing Workshop 5: How to Write Introductions and Conclusions
Workshop 5 considers functional differences between introductions and conclusions. We explore strategies for writing introductions and conclusions.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Discussion, Essay writing, Study skills, Writing skills
18:00 to 19:2043 Gordon Square, room GOR G044 places left
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Fri 14 DecArtsAcademic English Workshop: From Reading to Referencing (Part 2): Managing the Language of Citation; Integrating References into YOUR Analysis
This session follows on from the attention devoted last week to the Language of Referencing (Part 1)
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic writing, Bibliography and referencing, Critical thinking, Essay writing, Plagiarism, Writing skills
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G046 places left
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January 2019
Tue 29 JanCounsellingSTRESS-LESS
This course aims to help students understand what stress and anxiety are, reflect on their own experiences and find strategies to manage it.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Stress and Anxiety, Stress and Anxiety
18:00 to 20:00Malet Street, room MAL G20 HUB49 places left
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March 2019
Mon 04 MarCounsellingSTRESS-LESS: Exam stress focus
Stressed by exams? Join us for an interactive session to find strategies to understand and manage your stress, including relaxation techniques.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Stress and Anxiety, Wellbeing
15:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room MAL G20 HUB49 places left
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Wed 06 MarCounsellingRESILIENCE: Get Ready for the Exam Period
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Mental Health, Stress and Anxiety, Wellbeing
15:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room MAL G20 HUB50 places left
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April 2019
Wed 24 AprCounsellingSTRESS-LESS: relaxation sessions
Exams looming? Under pressure with assignments? Join us an informal, friendly drop-in relaxation session.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Mental Health, Stress and Anxiety, Stress and Anxiety, Work Life Balance
16:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room MAL G20 HUBNo booking required
May 2019
Wed 08 MayCounsellingSTRESS-LESS: relaxation sessions
Exams looming? Under pressure with assignments? Join us an informal, friendly drop-in relaxation session.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Mental Health, Stress and Anxiety, Stress and Anxiety, Work Life Balance
16:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room MAL G20 HUBNo booking required
Wed 22 MayCounsellingSTRESS-LESS: relaxation sessions
Exams looming? Under pressure with assignments? Join us an informal, friendly drop-in relaxation session.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Mental Health, Stress and Anxiety, Stress and Anxiety, Work Life Balance
16:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room MAL G20 HUBNo booking required
Thu 23 MayCounsellingRESILIENCE: How to stay positive in your job search
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Careers, Interview skills, Job hunting, Mental Health, Self esteem, Stress and Anxiety, Wellbeing
14:00 to 16:00Malet Street, room MAL G20 HUB46 places left
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June 2019
Wed 05 JunCounsellingSTRESS-LESS: relaxation sessions
Exams looming? Under pressure with assignments? Join us an informal, friendly drop-in relaxation session.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Mental Health, Stress and Anxiety, Stress and Anxiety, Work Life Balance
16:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room MAL G20 HUBNo booking required
Tue 25 JunCounsellingRESILIENCE: How to stay positive in your job search
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Careers, Interview skills, Job hunting, Mental Health, Self esteem, Stress and Anxiety, Wellbeing
18:00 to 20:00Malet Street, room MAL G20 HUB50 places left
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