School of Law workshop timetable

We offer a range of learning support and study skills workshops to help you succeed on your course. Choose the workshop below that you would like to attend and book your place.

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February 2019
Tue 19 FebAnalysing essay questions and planning your answer
This workshop explains how to analyse an essay question, draw up a reading list, and plan the first draft of an essay. Click on the title for details.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing
School of Law
18:00 to 19:00Malet Street, room MAL G1517 places left
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Tue 19 FebHow to avoid plagiarism
Covering what plagiarism is and what kinds of academic practices can help you to avoid plagiarism. Click on the title for more details.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Plagiarism, Study skills, Writing skills
School of Law
19:00 to 20:00Clore Building, room CLO 10229 places left
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Thu 21 FebAnalysing essay questions and planning your answer
This workshop explains how to analyse an essay question, draw up a reading list, and plan the first draft of an essay. Click on the title for details.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing
School of Law
18:00 to 19:00Malet Street, room MAL G1531 places left
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Mon 25 FebPlanning your essay and developing an outline
We’ll consider how to construct an effective outline to work from when you write your essay. Click on the workshop title for more details.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing, Writing skills
School of Law
17:00 to 18:00Clore Building, room CLO 10224 places left
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Tue 26 FebConstructing arguments in academic writing
This workshop will cover the key features of an argument, including the role of paragraphing in argumentation. Click on the title for more details.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing, Writing skills
School of Law
17:00 to 18:00Clore Building, room CLO 10228 places left
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Wed 27 FebWriting in your own words (summarising and paraphrasing)
Covering a four-step process of paraphrasing and summarising that you can use to help you write in your own words. Click the title for more details.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Plagiarism, Writing skills
School of Law
17:00 to 18:00Clore Building, room CLO 10232 places left
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Wed 27 FebAnswering problem questions
Covers ways you can approach problem questions that will help you tackle them in a simple, clear and effective way. Click on the title for details.
For current Law students

Theme tags: Academic writing, Law, Writing skills
School of Law
19:45 to 21:00University College London, room UCL TORRINGTON (1-19) B17 BASEMENT LT33 places left
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Thu 28 FebWriting effective introductions and conclusions
This workshop considers the typical structure, content and language of effective introductions and conclusions. Click on the title for more details.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing, Writing skills
School of Law
17:00 to 18:00Clore Building, room CLO 10227 places left
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March 2019
Tue 05 MarPlanning your essay and developing an outline
We’ll consider how to construct an effective outline to work from when you write your essay. Click on the workshop title for more details.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing, Writing skills
School of Law
17:00 to 18:00Clore Building, room CLO 10234 places left
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Wed 06 MarSounding 'academic': Using formal standard English in your assignments
In this workshop, we’ll consider different ways to sound more ‘formal’ and academic with your use of English. Click on the title above for details.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic writing, Writing skills
School of Law
17:00 to 18:00Clore Building, room CLO 10232 places left
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Wed 06 MarAnswering problem questions
Covers ways you can approach problem questions that will help you tackle them in a simple, clear and effective way. Click on the title for details.
For current Law students

Theme tags: Academic writing, Law, Writing skills
School of Law
19:45 to 21:00University College London, room UCL TORRINGTON (1-19) B17 BASEMENT LT34 places left
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Thu 07 MarConstructing arguments in academic writing
This workshop will cover the key features of an argument, including the role of paragraphing in argumentation. Click on the title for more details.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing, Writing skills
School of Law
17:00 to 18:00Clore Building, room CLO 10230 places left
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Mon 11 MarWriting effective introductions and conclusions
This workshop considers the typical structure, content and language of effective introductions and conclusions. Click on the title for more details.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing, Writing skills
School of Law
17:00 to 18:00Clore Building, room CLO 10235 places left
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Tue 12 MarAnswering problem questions
Covers ways you can approach problem questions that will help you tackle them in a simple, clear and effective way. Click on the title for details.
For current Law students

Theme tags: Academic writing, Law, Writing skills
School of Law
17:00 to 18:00Clore Building, room CLO 10231 places left
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Wed 13 MarUsing your reading in your essays
This workshop will consider how to incorporate quotations, summaries and paraphrases of your readings in your essays. Click on the title for details.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing, Writing skills
School of Law
17:00 to 18:00Clore Building, room CLO 10235 places left
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Thu 14 MarDrafting your essay
We will discuss why drafting your essay is so important and consider how to go about this. Click on the workshop title for more details. Please note this session will start at 17:05 and finish at 17:50.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic writing, Essay writing, Writing skills
School of Law
17:00 to 17:50Clore Building, room CLO 10233 places left
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Mon 18 MarUsing your reading in your essays
Please note this session will start at 17:05 and finish at 17:50.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing, Writing skills
School of Law
17:00 to 17:50Clore Building, room CLO 10238 places left
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Tue 19 MarDrafting your essay
We will discuss why drafting your essay is so important and consider how to go about this. Click on the workshop title for more details. Please note this session will start at 17:05 and finish at 17:50.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic writing, Essay writing, Writing skills
School of Law
17:00 to 17:50Clore Building, room CLO 10234 places left
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Wed 20 MarMaking the most of your word count
We’ll identify and practise strategies for reducing your word count without losing ‘content’ or clarity. Click on the title above for more details.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing, Writing skills
School of Law
17:00 to 18:00Clore Building, room CLO 10236 places left
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Wed 20 MarReferencing using OSCOLA - for LLB and LLM students
This session introduces the basics of the OSCOLA referencing style you are expected to use in Law at Birkbeck. Click the title above for more details.
For current Law students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Plagiarism
School of Law
19:45 to 21:00University College London, room UCL TORRINGTON (1-19) B17 BASEMENT LT35 places left
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Thu 21 MarReferencing using OSCOLA - for LLB and LLM students
This session introduces the basics of the OSCOLA referencing style you are expected to use in Law at Birkbeck. Click the title above for more details.
For current Law students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Plagiarism
School of Law
17:00 to 18:00Clore Building, room CLO 10237 places left
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Mon 25 MarMaking the most of your word count
We’ll identify and practise strategies for reducing your word count without losing ‘content’ or clarity. Click on the title above for more details. Please note that this session runs from 17.10 to 17.50.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing, Writing skills
School of Law
17:10 to 17:50Clore Building, room CLO 10235 places left
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Wed 27 MarReferencing using Harvard (for Criminology students)
This workshop introduces the basics of the UWE Harvard referencing style you are expected to use in Criminology. Click on the title for more details. Please note that this short session runs from 17.10-17.50.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Bibliography and referencing, Essay writing, Writing skills
School of Law
17:10 to 17:50Clore Building, room CLO 10238 places left
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April 2019
Tue 02 AprPreparing for seen exams
We’ll assess effective and ineffective ways of preparing for your seen exam. Click on the workshop title above for more details.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Exams and revision, Study skills
School of Law
18:00 to 19:00Malet Street, room MAL 35230 places left
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Wed 03 AprRevising for and taking exams
We will consider strategies for effective exam revision and look at techniques for helping you in the exam. Click on the title for more details.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Exams and revision
School of Law
18:00 to 19:00Malet Street, room MAL 35227 places left
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Thu 04 AprTackling your assignment 1: Analysing the question and planning your answer
This 90-minute session will help you get started on your assignment: analysing the question and making a plan. Click the title above for more details
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing, Writing skills
School of Law
18:00 to 19:30Malet Street, room MAL G1435 places left
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Mon 08 AprPreparing for seen exams
We’ll assess effective and ineffective ways of preparing for your seen exam. Click on the workshop title above for more details.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Exams and revision, Study skills
School of Law
18:00 to 19:00Malet Street, room MAL 35235 places left
Book now
Tue 09 AprRevising for and taking exams
We will consider strategies for effective exam revision and look at techniques for helping you in the exam. Click on the title for more details.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Exams and revision
School of Law
18:00 to 19:00Malet Street, room MAL 35236 places left
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Thu 11 AprTackling your assignment 2: Drafting, revising and checking your assignment
This 90-minute session will cover strategies for writing, revising and proofreading your essay. Click the title above for more details.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing, Writing skills
School of Law
18:00 to 19:30Malet Street, room MAL G1436 places left
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Mon 15 AprPreparing for seen exams
We’ll assess effective and ineffective ways of preparing for your seen exam. Click on the workshop title above for more details.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Academic writing, Exams and revision, Study skills
School of Law
18:00 to 19:00Malet Street, room MAL 35236 places left
Book now
Tue 16 AprRevising for and taking exams
We will consider strategies for effective exam revision and look at techniques for helping you in the exam. Click on the title for more details.
For all Law and Criminology students

Theme tags: Exams and revision
School of Law
18:00 to 19:00Malet Street, room MAL 35237 places left
Book now