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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February 2018
Wed 28 FebStudy SkillsSentence and punctuation toolkit
Sentence and punctuation toolkit: learn how to take control of your writing at the sentence level for clearer expression.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Writing skills
15:00 to 17:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0414 places left
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March 2018
Thu 01 MarStudy 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
17:15 to 17:4543 Gordon Square, room GOR G041 place left
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Sat 03 MarWellbeingMental 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 B18fully booked
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Sat 03 MarStudy SkillsStructuring your writing: Paragraphs, signposting, cohesion
This workshop will help make your writing flow, by focusing on paragraph structure, cohesion and signposting language.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Writing skills
13:30 to 15:30Malet Street, room MAL G161 place left
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Sat 03 MarStudy SkillsAcademic Writing Day: Writing Critically
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Writing skills
13:30 to 15:30Malet Street, room MAL B3517 places left
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Tue 06 MarStudy SkillsExam tips and Writing Essay Style Exam Answers
Exam strategies: learn how to how to manage your time in the exam, understand and answer the question, structure your answer and include an argument.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing, Exams and revision, Writing skills
14:00 to 15:3043 Gordon Square, room GOR G048 places left
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Tue 06 MarStudy SkillsWriting for postgraduates
This workshop considers different aspects of writing including planning for writing, research, and reading, finding a structure, writing and editing.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Essay writing, Report writing, Research projects, Research skills, Study skills, Writing skills
18:00 to 19:00Russell Square, room RUS (30) 10214 places left
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Wed 07 MarStudy SkillsStructuring your writing: Paragraphs, signposting, cohesion
This workshop will help make your writing flow, by focusing on paragraph structure, cohesion and signposting language.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Writing skills
15:00 to 17:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0417 places left
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Thu 08 MarStudy 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
17:15 to 17:4543 Gordon Square, room GOR G0414 places left
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Sat 10 MarStudy SkillsExam tips and Writing Essay Style Exam Answers
Exam strategies: learn how to how to manage your time in the exam, understand and answer the question, structure your answer and include an argument.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing, Exams and revision, Writing skills
13:00 to 14:3043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0422 places left
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Sat 10 MarStudy 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? Attend this workshop to learn a five-stage process that involves getting a computer to do some of the work
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Assistive Technology, Disability, Specific learning difficulties, Technology enhanced learning, Writing skills
13:00 to 15:30Malet Street, room MAL 536 (ITS)11 places left
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Wed 14 MarLawExam preparation: How do I write essays and problem questions in exams?
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Exams and revision, Writing skills
17:00 to 17:45Malet Street, room MAL B29fully booked
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Thu 15 MarStudy 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
17:15 to 17:4543 Gordon Square, room GOR G0414 places left
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Thu 22 MarLawExam preparation: How do I write essays and problem questions in exams?
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Exams and revision, Writing skills
17:00 to 17:45Malet Street, room MAL B293 places left
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Thu 22 MarStudy 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
17:15 to 17:4543 Gordon Square, room GOR G0415 places left
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Fri 23 MarStudy 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? Attend this workshop to learn a five-stage process that involves getting a computer to do some of the work
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Assistive Technology, Disability, Specific learning difficulties, Technology enhanced learning, Writing skills
14:00 to 16:30Location TBA, room TBA23 places left
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Sat 24 MarArtsSchool of Arts Revision Skills and Exam Techniques Workshop
Revision skills and exam tips workshop: put the fun into reviewing your year of study; take the fear out of the examination experience.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Critical thinking, Essay writing, Exams and revision, Reading and note-taking skills, Stress and Anxiety, Stress and Anxiety, Study skills, Time management, Writing skills
13:30 to 17:30Location TBA, room TBA35 places left
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April 2018
Fri 27 AprStudy SkillsExam and Academic Skills drop-in help
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Exams and revision, Study skills, Writing skills
16:00 to 18:00Location TBA, room TBANo booking required
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 G0426 places left
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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 40227 places left
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Fri 04 MayStudy SkillsExam and Academic Skills drop-in help
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Exams and revision, Study skills, Writing skills
16:00 to 18:00Location TBA, room TBANo booking required
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)23 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
11:00 to 13:00Location TBA, room TBANo booking required
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 TBA29 places left
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Fri 11 MayStudy SkillsExam and Academic Skills drop-in help
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Exams and revision, Study skills, Writing skills
16:00 to 18:00Location TBA, room TBANo booking required
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 63225 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 B1329 places left
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Fri 18 MayStudy SkillsExam and Academic Skills drop-in help
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Exams and revision, Study skills, Writing skills
16:00 to 18:00Location TBA, room TBANo booking required
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
Fri 25 MayStudy SkillsExam and Academic Skills drop-in help
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Exams and revision, Study skills, Writing skills
16:00 to 18:00Location TBA, room TBANo 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
June 2018
Fri 01 JunStudy SkillsExam and Academic Skills drop-in help
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Exams and revision, Study skills, Writing skills
16:00 to 18:00Location TBA, room TBANo booking required
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
Fri 08 JunStudy SkillsExam and Academic Skills drop-in help
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Exams and revision, Study skills, Writing skills
16:00 to 18:00Location TBA, room TBANo 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
Fri 15 JunStudy SkillsExam and Academic Skills drop-in help
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Exams and revision, Study skills, Writing skills
16:00 to 18:00Location TBA, room TBANo 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
Fri 22 JunStudy SkillsExam and Academic Skills drop-in help
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Exams and revision, Study skills, Writing skills
16:00 to 18:00Location TBA, room TBANo 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
Fri 29 JunStudy SkillsExam and Academic Skills drop-in help
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Exams and revision, Study skills, Writing skills
16:00 to 18:00Location TBA, room TBANo booking required
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 G1522 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 TBA23 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 G1543 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 TBA22 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 G1522 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 TBA21 places left
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