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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December 2017
Fri 15 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, Essay writing, Study skills, Writing skills
18:00 to 19:2043 Gordon Square, room GOR G043 places left
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Fri 15 DecArtsLanguage and Grammar Workshop: The Language of Referencing; Reporting Expressions; Reporting Verbs; Author- or Content-Focused Attributions
This workshop 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, Communication Skills, Essay writing, Plagiarism, Writing skills
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G049 places left
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Sat 16 DecStudy SkillsWriting skills clinic
Writing Skills Clinic: a group tutorial focused on academic writing. Whatever you want to work on, we can show you how to improve.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Dissertations, Essay writing, Report writing, Writing skills
11:00 to 13:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B074 places left
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January 2018
Mon 08 JanStudy 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 english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Reading and note-taking skills, Research skills, Study skills, Writing skills
19:30 to 21:00Malet Street, room MAL B2924 places left
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Tue 09 JanStudy SkillsReading for academic purposes
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Reading and note-taking skills
14:00 to 15:3043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0425 places left
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Thu 11 JanArtsArts Essay Writing Workshop 1: What IS Academic Writing?
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Essay writing, Study skills, Writing skills
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0420 places left
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Fri 12 JanArtsArts Essay Writing Workshop 1: What IS Academic Writing?
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 G0423 places left
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Wed 17 JanStudy SkillsStructuring your writing: Paragraphs, signposting, cohesion
Multiple sessions (1)
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing
15:00 to 17:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B1328 places left
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Thu 18 JanArtsArts Essay Writing Workshop 2: Understanding the Question
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Essay writing, Study skills, Writing skills
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0425 places left
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Fri 19 JanArtsArts Essay Writing Workshop 2: Understanding the Question
Workshop 2 asks where the essay writing process actually begins: understanding and answering the question. We decode the language of questions.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Essay writing, Study skills, Writing skills
18:00 to 19:2043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0425 places left
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Sat 20 JanStudy SkillsCritical Thinking I: What is Critical 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: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Study skills
11:00 to 13:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0425 places left
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Sat 20 JanStudy 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, Communication Skills, Critical thinking, Research skills, Study skills, Writing skills
13:00 to 15:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B0625 places left
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Thu 25 JanArtsArts Essay Writing Workshop 3: Planning and Structuring an Essay
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Essay writing, Study skills, Writing skills
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0425 places left
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Fri 26 JanArtsArts Essay Writing Workshop 3: Planning and Structuring 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 G0425 places left
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February 2018
Thu 01 FebArtsArts Essay Writing Workshop 4: How to Write Paragraphs
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Essay writing, Study skills, Writing skills
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0425 places left
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Fri 02 FebArtsArts Essay Writing Workshop 4: How to Write Paragraphs
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 G0426 places left
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Mon 05 FebStudy 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 english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Essay writing, Reading and note-taking skills, Report writing, Study skills, Writing skills
18:00 to 20:00Malet Street, room MAL B2925 places left
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Tue 06 FebStudy SkillsCritical Thinking I: What is Critical 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: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Study skills
14:00 to 16:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0425 places left
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Thu 08 FebArtsArts 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, Essay writing, Study skills, Writing skills
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0424 places left
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Fri 09 FebArtsArts 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, Essay writing, Study skills, Writing skills
18:00 to 19:2043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0426 places left
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Tue 20 FebStudy 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 english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Essay writing, Reading and note-taking skills, Report writing, Study skills, Writing skills
14:00 to 16:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0425 places left
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March 2018
Sat 03 MarStudy 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, Communication Skills, Critical thinking, Research skills, Study skills, Writing skills
11:00 to 13:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B0625 places left
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Sat 03 MarStudy 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 english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Essay writing, Reading and note-taking skills, Report writing, Study skills, Writing skills
13:00 to 15:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B0625 places left
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Mon 05 MarStudy 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, Communication Skills, Critical thinking, Research skills, Study skills, Writing skills
18:00 to 20:00Malet Street, room MAL B2925 places left
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Mon 12 MarStudy 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 english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Essay writing, Reading and note-taking skills, Report writing, Study skills, Writing skills
18:00 to 20:00Malet Street, room MAL B2925 places left
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Tue 13 MarStudy SkillsWriting a postgraduate literature review
This workshop introduces postgraduates to writing a literature review.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Dissertations, Essay writing, Reading and note-taking skills, Report writing, Research skills, Study skills, Writing skills
19:00 to 20:00Malet Street, room MAL B2925 places left
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April 2018
Fri 27 AprStudy 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, Communication Skills, Critical thinking, Research skills, Study skills, Writing skills
14:00 to 16:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B0625 places left
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