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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October 2017
Tue 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 US G.258 places left
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Sat 28 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 US G.25fully booked
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Tue 31 OctStratfordAn introduction to Birkbeck’s eLibrary and Library catalogue
You will learn how to make effective use of the Library catalogue, the primary tool for finding information, and explore Birkbeck’s eLibrary
For enrolled Stratford students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Library skills, Research skills
18:30 to 20:00University Square Stratford, room US G.257 places left
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November 2017
Thu 02 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 english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Reading and note-taking skills, Research skills, Study skills, Writing skills
18:00 to 19:30Malet Street, room MAL B296 places left
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Sat 04 NovLibraryGetting to grips with your reading list
Understand what you are being asked to read (book or book chapter, journal article, etc) and learn how to find it in the Library and eLibrary.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Library skills, Research skills, Study skills
12:00 to 13:00Library, room LIBRARY SEMINAR 1fully booked
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Sat 04 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, Communication Skills, Critical thinking, Research skills, Study skills, Writing skills
13:00 to 15:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B06fully booked
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Sat 04 NovLibraryGoogle Scholar vs Birkbeck Discover
Pick up tips on using Google Scholar and Birkbeck Discover. Essential functionality and features of both services. Learn how to effectively search.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Library skills, Research skills, Researching on the internet
15:30 to 17:00Library, room LIBRARY SEMINAR 1fully booked
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Sat 04 NovStratfordAn introduction to Birkbeck’s eLibrary and Library catalogue
You will learn how to make effective use of the Library catalogue, the primary tool for finding information, and explore Birkbeck’s eLibrary
For enrolled Stratford students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Library skills, Research skills
18:30 to 20:00University Square Stratford, room US G.256 places left
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Tue 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 Birkbeck’s eLibrary.
For enrolled Stratford students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Library skills, Research skills
18:30 to 20:00University Square Stratford, room US G.257 places left
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Wed 08 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, Communication Skills, Critical thinking, Research skills, Study skills, Writing skills
19:30 to 21:00Malet Street, room MAL B291 place left
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Thu 09 NovStudy SkillsUsing Evernote to Manage Your Research
Learn the basics of Evernote. Evernote is free software designed for note-taking and archiving of web pages, text, images and audio.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Computing and IT Skills, Presentation skills, Research skills, Researching on the internet, Social Media, Study skills, Technology enhanced learning
13:00 to 14:30Russell Square, room RUS (26) B30fully booked
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Thu 09 NovStudy SkillsUsing Zotero for managing your referencing and citations
Zotero is a free, online tool for storing and organising resources.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Computing and IT Skills, Essay writing, Report writing, Research skills, Researching on the internet, Study skills
15:00 to 16:3043 Gordon Square, room GOR G041 place left
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Thu 09 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, Communication Skills, Critical thinking, Research skills, Study skills, Writing skills
19:30 to 21:00Malet Street, room MAL 6339 places left
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Thu 09 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 english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Reading and note-taking skills, Research skills, Study skills, Writing skills
19:30 to 21:00Malet Street, room MAL B2922 places left
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Sat 11 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 Birkbeck’s eLibrary.
For enrolled Stratford students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Library skills, Research skills
15:00 to 16:30University Square Stratford, room US G.253 places left
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Tue 14 NovStudy SkillsUsing Zotero for managing your referencing and citations
Zotero is a free, online tool for storing and organising resources.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Computing and IT Skills, Essay writing, Report writing, Research skills, Researching on the internet, Study skills
13:00 to 14:3043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0411 places left
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Tue 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 US G.256 places left
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Thu 16 NovStudy SkillsIntroduction to Citing, Reference Lists and Plagiarism
Many students find referencing one of the most baffling aspects of academic writing. This workshop provides a step-by-step guide to referencing.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing, Research skills, Researching on the internet, Study skills, Writing skills
19:00 to 20:00Malet Street, room MAL B2916 places left
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Sat 18 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 US G.256 places left
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Tue 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 US G.256 places left
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Sat 25 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 US G.252 places left
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December 2017
Thu 07 DecArtsStudy Tools: Reject Plagiarism: Learn to Love your Referencing System (Part 1): WHAT ARE Plagiarism and Collusion?
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, Essay writing, Plagiarism, Reading and note-taking skills, Research skills, Study skills, Writing skills
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0418 places left
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Thu 14 DecArtsStudy Tools: Reject Plagiarism: Learn to Love your Referencing System (Part 2): How to USE your Referencing System in your Essays
This workshop tackles the nitty gritty of when and how to apply a referencing system, or stylesheet, to your writing. We go back to basics
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Bibliography and referencing, Critical thinking, Essay writing, Plagiarism, Research skills, Study skills, Writing skills
19:40 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0413 places left
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