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.

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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April 2018
Sat 28 AprStudy SkillsGrammar and writing crash course (exams edition)
This workshop will focus on writing skills for exams. Click on the title for a full description.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Exams and revision, Writing skills
11:00 to 14:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G04fully booked
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Sat 28 AprWellbeingMental Health/Disability Support - Induction Event
This workshop is aimed at students with disabilities and mental health difficulties. Come along to find out what structured support we can offer you.
For special arrangements students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Disability, Dyslexia, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Specific learning difficulties, Stress and Anxiety, Study skills, Wellbeing
13:30 to 16:00Malet Street, room MAL 54149 places left
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Mon 30 AprStudy SkillsNumerical Methods Drop In Help
These one to one sessions are to help students apply numerical, algebraic or simple statistical techniques to problems in their own subject area.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Maths skills
16:00 to 18:00Malet Street, room STUDENT SERVICES (Talk Room 10)No booking required
Mon 30 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 17:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B13No booking required
May 2018
Wed 02 MayStudy SkillsGrammar and writing crash course (dissertations edition)
This workshop will focus on writing skills for dissertations. Click on the title for a full description.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Dissertations, Writing skills
14:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room MAL 40211 places left
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Fri 04 MayStudy 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
14:00 to 16:30Malet Street, room MAL 458 (ITS)4 places left
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Sat 05 MayStudy SkillsBreaking Barriers Kit: a five-step approach to writing better essays
We usually have a rough idea of what content should go in an essay, but how many of us have a process that maximises your chance to gain marks?
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Assistive Technology, Disability, Specific learning difficulties, Technology enhanced learning, Writing skills
10:00 to 12:30Malet Street, room MAL 457 (ITS)fully booked
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Sat 05 MayStudy SkillsAcademic Writing Day: Improve your online search skills – time saving tools
In this session we will look at the tools available in Birkbeck Library’s databases and how these can help you manage your search results.
For enrolled students
11:00 to 12:30Library, room LIBRARY SEMINAR 116 places left
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Sat 05 MayStudy SkillsAcademic Writing Day: Understanding exam questions
This workshop will focus on effective approaches to exam questions. Click on the title for a full description.
For enrolled students
11:00 to 12:30Malet Street, room MAL B2040 places left
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Sat 05 MayStudy SkillsAcademic Writing Day: Intro to Essays and descriptive, analytical and evaluative writing'
This workshop will focus on effective writing strategies for essays. Click on the title for a full description.
For enrolled students
11:00 to 12:30Malet Street, room MAL 40219 places left
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Sat 05 MayStudy SkillsAcademic Writing Day: Avoiding Plagiarism
In this workshop we explain what is plagiarism through examples, clarify how to avoid it and when to reference.
For enrolled students
11:00 to 12:30Malet Street, room MAL 53250 places left
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Sat 05 MayStudy SkillsBreaking Barriers Kit: revision - what to do when revision cramming seems like the only option
Get the most out of your last-minute revision
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Assistive Technology, Study skills
13:00 to 15:30Malet Street, room MAL 457 (ITS)3 places left
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Sat 05 MayStudy SkillsAcademic Writing Day: Writing exam style essays
This workshop will cover the key strategies for writing effective exam answers. Click on the title for a full description.
For enrolled students
13:00 to 14:30Malet Street, room MAL B2046 places left
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Sat 05 MayStudy SkillsAcademic Writing Day: Reading and note-taking for revision purposes; How to tame your materials to promote recall and confidence in the exam room
Click to see the full description.
For enrolled students
13:00 to 15:00Malet Street, room MAL 40224 places left
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Sat 05 MayBEIFractions, percentages and decimals
In this workshop, we will revisit how to works with fractions, % and decimals. We will use the calculator, so please bring a scientific calculator.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Maths skills
14:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room MAL B2927 places left
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Sat 05 MayStudy SkillsExam and Academic Skills drop-in help
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Exams and revision, Study skills, Writing skills
15:00 to 17:00Location TBA, room TBANo booking required
Tue 08 MayScienceRMII Exam Preparation Workshop
This workshop will cover understanding what the question is asking, and relating it to what you have been taught (it will not cover course content).
16:00 to 17:30Malet Street, room MAL 534 (PSYCHOLOGY IT LAB)12 places left
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Wed 09 MayStudy SkillsUnderstanding exam questions
This workshop will focus on effective approaches to exam questions. Click on the title for a full description.
For enrolled students
18:00 to 19:30Clore Building, room CLO 20319 places left
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Wed 09 MayStudy SkillsWriting exam style essays
This workshop will cover the key strategies for writing effective exam answers. Click on the title for a full description.
For enrolled students
19:30 to 21:00Clore Building, room CLO 20319 places left
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Thu 10 MayStudy SkillsGrammar and writing crash course (exams edition)
This workshop will focus on writing skills for exams. Click on the title for a full description.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Exams and revision, Writing skills
18:00 to 20:00Location TBA, room TBA13 places left
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Fri 11 MayStudy SkillsBreaking Barriers Kit: revision - what to do when revision cramming seems like the only option
Get the most out of your last-minute revision
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Assistive Technology, Study skills
14:00 to 16:30Malet Street, room MAL 536 (ITS)20 places left
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Sat 12 MayLibraryOpen Access Resources
This session will cover what is meant by the term Open Access (OA)and provide some context of how the OA movement has developed.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Databases, Library skills, Research ethics, Research projects, Researching on the internet
10:30 to 12:00Library, room LIBRARY SEMINAR 134 places left
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Sat 12 MayStudy SkillsExam and Academic Skills drop-in help
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Exams and revision, Study skills, Writing skills
11:00 to 13:00Location TBA, room TBANo booking required
Sat 12 MayStudy SkillsGrammar and writing crash course (dissertations edition)
This workshop will focus on writing skills for dissertations. Click on the title for a full description.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Dissertations, Writing skills
11:00 to 14:00Malet Street, room MAL 63216 places left
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Sat 12 MayLibraryKeep up to date using current awareness services
Keep up to date with the latest journal articles in your field by using current awareness services such as ZETOC.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Databases, Library skills, Research skills, Researching on the internet
12:30 to 14:00Library, room LIBRARY SEMINAR 135 places left
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Sat 12 MayWellbeingMental Health/Disability Support - IT Support
This workshop is aimed at students with disabilities and mental health difficulties. Come along to find out what structured support we can offer you.
For special arrangements students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Assistive Technology, ClaroRead, Computing and IT Skills, Databases, Disability, Dyslexia, Library skills, Mental Health, Moodle, Specific learning difficulties, Study skills, Technology enhanced learning, Wellbeing
13:30 to 16:00Malet Street, room MAL 536 (ITS)49 places left
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Sat 12 MayLibraryEvaluating Journal Articles
This workshop will introduce you to techniques for evaluating articles critically and explain journal impact factors.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Databases, Library skills, Research ethics, Research skills, Researching on the internet
14:30 to 16:00Library, room LIBRARY SEMINAR 131 places left
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Mon 14 MayStudy SkillsNumerical Methods Drop In Help
These one to one sessions are to help students apply numerical, algebraic or simple statistical techniques to problems in their own subject area.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Maths skills
16:00 to 18:00Malet Street, room STUDENT SERVICES (Talk Room 10)No booking required
Mon 14 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 17:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G01No booking required
Mon 14 MayScienceIRM Exam Preparation Workshop
This workshop will cover understanding what the question is asking, and relating it to what you have been taught (it will not cover course content).

Theme tags: Exams and revision
16:00 to 17:30Malet Street, room MAL 534 (PSYCHOLOGY IT LAB)19 places left
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Mon 14 MayStudy SkillsExam and Academic Skills drop-in help
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Exams and revision, Study skills, Writing skills
18:00 to 20:00Malet Street, room STUDENT SERVICES (Talk Room 9)No booking required
Tue 15 MayCounsellingSTRESS-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
14:00 to 16:00Russell Square, room RUS (30) 10150 places left
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Tue 15 MayStratfordStratford 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 Stratford students

Theme tags: Academic Skills
16:00 to 18:00University Square Stratford, room US G.25No booking required
Tue 15 MayScienceARM Exam Preparation Workshop
This workshop will cover understanding what the question is asking, and relating it to what you have been taught (it will not cover course content).

Theme tags: Exams and revision
16:00 to 17:30Malet Street, room MAL 534 (PSYCHOLOGY IT LAB)25 places left
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Tue 15 MayStratfordExam Tips and Writing Essay Style Exam Answers
For enrolled Stratford students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Exams and revision
18:00 to 20:00University Square Stratford, room US 1.1829 places left
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Wed 16 MayStudy SkillsGrammar and writing crash course (exams edition)
This workshop will focus on writing skills for exams. Click on the title for a full description.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Exams and revision, Writing skills
14:00 to 17:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B1326 places left
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Wed 16 MayStudy SkillsUsing Zotero for managing your referencing and citations
Zotero is a free, online tool for storing and organising resources. This workshop will show you how to use it to write your essays with Word
For enrolled students
15:00 to 16:3043 Gordon Square, room GOR G048 places left
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Sat 19 MayStudy SkillsExam and Academic Skills drop-in help
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Exams and revision, Study skills, Writing skills
11:00 to 13:00Location TBA, room TBANo booking required
Mon 21 MayStudy SkillsNumerical Methods Drop In Help
These one to one sessions are to help students apply numerical, algebraic or simple statistical techniques to problems in their own subject area.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Maths skills
16:00 to 18:00Malet Street, room STUDENT SERVICES (Talk Room 10)No booking required
Mon 21 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 17:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B13No booking required
Mon 21 MayStudy SkillsExam and Academic Skills drop-in help
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Exams and revision, Study skills, Writing skills
18:00 to 20:00Malet Street, room STUDENT SERVICES (Talk Room 9)No booking required
Sat 26 MayStudy SkillsExam and Academic Skills drop-in help
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Exams and revision, Study skills, Writing skills
11:00 to 13:00Location TBA, room TBANo booking required
Sat 26 MayWellbeingMental Health/Disability Support - Maintaining Resilience
This workshop is aimed at students with disabilities and mental health difficulties. Come along to find out what structured support we can offer you.
For special arrangements students

Theme tags: Academic writing, Computing and IT Skills, Critical thinking, Disability, Dyslexia, Essay writing, Higher Education, Library skills, Mental Health, Microsoft Office, Mindfulness, Moodle, Reading and note-taking skills, Report writing, Researching on the internet, Stress and Anxiety, Study skills, Time management, Wellbeing
13:30 to 16:00Malet Street, room MAL 54149 places left
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Sat 26 MayBEISolving Equations
In this workshop we will go through how to solve same basic equations.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Maths skills, Study skills
14:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room MAL B2929 places left
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Tue 29 MayStratfordStratford 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 Stratford students

Theme tags: Academic Skills
16:00 to 18:00University Square Stratford, room US G.25No booking required
June 2018
Sat 02 JunStudy SkillsExam and Academic Skills drop-in help
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Exams and revision, Study skills, Writing skills
11:00 to 13:00Location TBA, room TBANo booking required
Mon 04 JunStudy SkillsNumerical Methods Drop In Help
These one to one sessions are to help students apply numerical, algebraic or simple statistical techniques to problems in their own subject area.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Maths skills
16:00 to 18:00Malet Street, room STUDENT SERVICESNo booking required
Mon 04 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 17:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B13No booking required
Mon 04 JunStudy SkillsExam and Academic Skills drop-in help
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Exams and revision, Study skills, Writing skills
18:00 to 20:00Malet Street, room STUDENT SERVICES (Talk Room 9)No booking required
Sat 09 JunStudy SkillsExam and Academic Skills drop-in help
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Exams and revision, Study skills, Writing skills
11:00 to 13:00Location TBA, room TBANo booking required
Sat 09 JunWellbeingMental Health/Disability Support - Staying 'on track'
This workshop is aimed at students with disabilities and mental health difficulties. Come along to find out what structured support we can offer you.
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, Study skills, Time management, Wellbeing, Writing skills
13:30 to 16:00Malet Street, room MAL G1549 places left
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Sat 09 JunBEIBasic Differentiation
In this workshop we will cover the basic rules of differentiation, the visual meaning of this calculation and practice some simple problems.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Maths skills
14:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room MAL B2929 places left
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Mon 11 JunStudy SkillsNumerical Methods Drop In Help
These one to one sessions are to help students apply numerical, algebraic or simple statistical techniques to problems in their own subject area.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Maths skills
16:00 to 18:00Malet Street, room STUDENT SERVICES (Talk Room 10)No booking required
Mon 11 JunStudy SkillsExam and Academic Skills drop-in help
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Exams and revision, Study skills, Writing skills
18:00 to 20:00Malet Street, room STUDENT SERVICES (Talk Room 9)No booking required
Tue 12 JunStratfordStratford 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 Stratford students

Theme tags: Academic Skills
16:00 to 18:00University Square Stratford, room US G.25No booking required
Sat 16 JunStudy SkillsExam and Academic Skills drop-in help
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Exams and revision, Study skills, Writing skills
11:00 to 13:00Location TBA, room TBANo booking required
Sat 16 JunWellbeingMental Health/Disability Support - Stress Management
This workshop is aimed at students with disabilities and mental health difficulties. Come along to find out what structured support we can offer you.
For special arrangements students

Theme tags: Bibliography and referencing, Inspiration, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Stress and Anxiety, Stress and Anxiety, Wellbeing
13:30 to 16:00Malet Street, room MAL 41749 places left
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Mon 18 JunStudy SkillsNumerical Methods Drop In Help
These one to one sessions are to help students apply numerical, algebraic or simple statistical techniques to problems in their own subject area.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Maths skills
16:00 to 18:00Malet Street, room STUDENT SERVICES (Talk Room 10)No booking required
Mon 18 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 17:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B13No booking required
Mon 18 JunStudy SkillsExam and Academic Skills drop-in help
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Exams and revision, Study skills, Writing skills
18:00 to 20:00Malet Street, room STUDENT SERVICESNo booking required
Sat 23 JunStudy SkillsExam and Academic Skills drop-in help
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Exams and revision, Study skills, Writing skills
11:00 to 13:00Location TBA, room TBANo booking required
Mon 25 JunStudy SkillsNumerical Methods Drop In Help
These one to one sessions are to help students apply numerical, algebraic or simple statistical techniques to problems in their own subject area.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Maths skills
16:00 to 18:00Malet Street, room STUDENT SERVICES (Talk Room 10)No booking required
Mon 25 JunStudy SkillsExam and Academic Skills drop-in help
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Exams and revision, Study skills, Writing skills
18:00 to 20:00Malet Street, room STUDENT SERVICESNo booking required
Tue 26 JunStratfordStratford 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 Stratford students

Theme tags: Academic Skills
16:00 to 18:00University Square Stratford, room US G.25No booking required
Sat 30 JunWellbeingMental Health/Disability Support - Raising awareness of mental wellbeing
This workshop is aimed at students with disabilities and mental health difficulties. Come along to find out what structured support we can offer you.
For special arrangements students

Theme tags: Communication Skills, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Self esteem, Stress and Anxiety, Stress and Anxiety, Wellbeing
13:30 to 16:00Malet Street, room MAL 54149 places left
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July 2018
Tue 03 JulStudy SkillsDissertation Bootcamp 1: writing clear sentences (POSTGRADUATE)
One of a series of three workshops running on Tuesday afternoons and repeating on Thursday evenings.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Writing skills
15:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room MAL G1513 places left
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Thu 05 JulStudy SkillsDissertation Bootcamp 1: writing clear sentences (POSTGRADUATE)
One of a series of three workshops running on Tuesday afternoons and repeating on Thursday evenings.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Writing skills
18:00 to 20:00Location TBA, room TBA5 places left
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Tue 10 JulStudy SkillsDissertation Bootcamp 2: writing coherent paragraphs (POSTGRADUATE)
One of a series of three workshops running on Tuesday afternoons and repeating on Thursday evenings.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Dissertations, Writing skills
15:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room MAL G1533 places left
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Thu 12 JulStudy SkillsDissertation Bootcamp 2: writing coherent paragraphs (POSTGRADUATE)
One of a series of three workshops running on Tuesday afternoons and repeating on Thursday evenings.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Dissertations, Writing skills
18:00 to 20:00Location TBA, room TBA7 places left
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Tue 17 JulStudy SkillsDissertation Bootcamp 3: drafting, editing, proofreading (POSTGRADUATE)
One of a series of three workshops running on Tuesday afternoons and repeating on Thursday evenings.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Dissertations, Writing skills
15:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room MAL G1516 places left
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Thu 19 JulStudy SkillsDissertation Bootcamp 3: drafting, editing, proofreading (POSTGRADUATE)
One of a series of three workshops running on Tuesday afternoons and repeating on Thursday evenings.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Dissertations, Writing skills
18:00 to 20:00Location TBA, room TBA3 places left
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