Study Skills workshop timetable

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
Mon 23 OctPit-stop software: improve your reading and researching using software
Prefer the idea of listening to your reading instead? Learn to use text-to-speech software
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Assistive Technology
Study Skills
14:00 to 16:00Malet Street, room MAL 458 (ITS)5 places left
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Mon 23 OctNumerical Methods - Drop in help
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Maths skills
Study Skills
16:00 to 18:00Malet Street, room STUDENT SERVICES (Talk Room 10)No booking required
Tue 24 OctStudy Clinic
Study Clinics are open to all Birkbeck students who need some timely support with their studies.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills
Study Skills
16:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room MAL 536 (ITS)No booking required
Wed 25 OctWriting 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
Study Skills
15:00 to 17:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B07fully booked
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Wed 25 OctCritical 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
Study Skills
19:30 to 21:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B132 places left
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Thu 26 OctSentence and punctuation toolkit: taking control of your writing at the sentence level
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 Skills
Study Skills
15:00 to 17:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B03fully booked
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Thu 26 OctIntroduction To Essay Writing
In this workshop we will look at how to approach your essay from the time you receive the assignment until the deadline.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Essay writing
Study Skills
18:00 to 19:00Russell Square, room RUS (30) 10141 places left
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Thu 26 OctWriting style and developing a writing voice
This workshop discusses what writing style is and what you need to consider when writing essays at university.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing, Essay writing, Report writing, Study skills, Writing skills
Study Skills
19:00 to 20:00Russell Square, room RUS (30) 10125 places left
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Fri 27 OctCritical 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
Study Skills
14:00 to 16:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B06fully booked
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Sat 28 OctAcademic writing style and conventions
Learn the academic conventions of formality, objective tone, cautious language and ways to avoid saying ‘I’ in your assignments.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english
Study Skills
11:00 to 13:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G04fully booked
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Mon 30 OctBreaking Barriers Kit: one strategy for becoming a better learner
Broaden your skillset for tackling your studies by using 'problem-setting' techniques
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills
Study Skills
14:00 to 16:00Malet Street, room MAL B049 places left
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Mon 30 OctNumerical Methods - Drop in help
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Maths skills
Study Skills
16:00 to 18:00Malet Street, room STUDENT SERVICES (Talk Room 10)No booking required
Tue 31 OctStudy Clinic
Study Clinics are open to all Birkbeck students who need some timely support with their studies.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills
Study Skills
16:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room MAL 536 (ITS)No booking required
November 2017
Thu 02 NovSentence mechanics masterclass: writing complex ideas with clarity and style
The sentence mechanics masterclass can help you polish your writing and express more complex ideas with clarity and style.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills
Study Skills
15:00 to 17:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B06fully booked
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Thu 02 NovNote 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
Study Skills
18:00 to 19:30Malet Street, room MAL B296 places left
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Thu 02 NovMindmapping
Mindmapping is a technique to make better use of our brainpower. It is a powerful thinking tool and useful for all areas of our life.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Communication Skills, Exams and revision, Mind mapping, Personal development, Presentation skills, Reading and note-taking skills, Study skills
Study Skills
19:30 to 21:00Malet Street, room MAL B29fully booked
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Sat 04 NovCritical 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
Study Skills
11:00 to 13:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B031 place left
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Sat 04 NovImprove your academic English writing (second language speakers)
For second language speakers: Learn academic English writing conventions, analyse the common errors, and build a personal editing checklist.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills
Study Skills
11:00 to 13:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G042 places left
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Sat 04 NovCritical 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
Study Skills
13:00 to 15:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B06fully booked
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Mon 06 NovBreaking Barriers Kit: a five-step approach to writing better essays
No process for your essay writing? Learn to demystify your essay-writing process using technology
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Essay writing
Study Skills
14:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room MAL 457 (ITS)fully booked
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Mon 06 NovNumerical Methods - Drop in help
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Maths skills
Study Skills
16:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room STUDENT SERVICES (Talk Room 10)No booking required
Tue 07 NovStudy Clinic
Study Clinics are open to all Birkbeck students who need some timely support with their studies.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills
Study Skills
16:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room MAL 536 (ITS)No booking required
Wed 08 NovCritical 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
Study Skills
19:30 to 21:00Malet Street, room MAL B291 place left
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Thu 09 NovUsing 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
Study Skills
13:00 to 14:30Russell Square, room RUS (26) B30fully booked
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Thu 09 NovBreaking through writer’s block 1 – writing productivity techniques
Tips and tricks to help you produce and refine writing towards your essays and assignments.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills
Study Skills
15:00 to 17:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B137 places left
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Thu 09 NovUsing 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
Study Skills
15:00 to 16:3043 Gordon Square, room GOR G041 place left
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Thu 09 NovActive listening and speaking for academic purposes
Multiple sessions (1)
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Academic writing
Study Skills
18:00 to 19:30Malet Street, room MAL B2913 places left
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Thu 09 NovCritical 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
Study Skills
19:30 to 21:00Malet Street, room MAL 6339 places left
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Thu 09 NovNote 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
Study Skills
19:30 to 21:00Malet Street, room MAL B2922 places left
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Fri 10 NovReading for academic purposes
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic english, Academic Skills, Reading and note-taking skills
Study Skills
14:00 to 15:3043 Gordon Square, room GOR B0710 places left
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Sat 11 NovWriting with structure and focus: paragraphs, signposting and cohesion
This workshop will help make your writing flow, by focusing on paragraph structure, cohesion and signposting language.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills
Study Skills
11:00 to 13:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0424 places left
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Sat 11 NovCritical 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
Study Skills
11:00 to 13:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR B061 place left
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Sat 11 NovSummarising, paraphrasing and quoting for academic purposes
This workshop helps you to build the skills of summarising and paraphrasing so that you can use your reading materials effectively
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Essay writing, Report writing, Study skills, Writing skills
Study Skills
13:30 to 15:0043 Gordon Square, room GOR G04fully booked
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Mon 13 NovPit-stop software: learn mindmapping software for planning your ideas and writing
Mindmapping software takes the pain out of organising ideas. Learn how to use mindmapping software for planning any piece of written work.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills
Study Skills
13:30 to 15:30Malet Street, room MAL 457 (ITS)18 places left
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Mon 13 NovNumerical Methods - Drop in help
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Maths skills
Study Skills
16:00 to 18:00Malet Street, room STUDENT SERVICES (Talk Room 10)No booking required
Tue 14 NovUsing 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
Study Skills
13:00 to 14:3043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0411 places left
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Tue 14 NovMaking the Most of Technology for Collaborative Study Groups
Learn how to use blogs and Google docs for collaborative learning. Basic web browsing skills are required. Bring your ITS username and password.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Computing and IT Skills, Researching on the internet, Social Media, Technology enhanced learning
Study Skills
15:00 to 16:3043 Gordon Square, room GOR G0424 places left
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Tue 14 NovStudy Clinic
Study Clinics are open to all Birkbeck students who need some timely support with their studies.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills
Study Skills
16:00 to 17:00Malet Street, room MAL 536 (ITS)No booking required
Wed 15 NovMindmapping
Mindmapping is a technique to make better use of our brainpower. It is a powerful thinking tool and useful for all areas of our life.
For enrolled students

Theme tags: Academic Skills, Communication Skills, Exams and revision, Mind mapping, Personal development, Presentation skills, Reading and note-taking skills, Study skills
Study Skills
19:30 to 21:00Malet Street, room MAL B2912 places left
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Thu 16 NovIntroduction 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
Study Skills
19:00 to 20:00Malet Street, room MAL B2916 places left
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