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SSHP Learning Development Workshops 2017/18

This year the School of Social Science, History and Philosophy will be running a series of Saturday workshops which aim to help and support you to develop your knowledge and experience of some of the key academic skills needed to be a successful undergraduate student.

Below are the details of these workshops. You can book your place onto a workshop here.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ATTENDANCE AT EACH WORKSHOP WILL REQUIRE THE COMPLETION OF A TASK PRIOR TO WORKSHOP ATTENDANCE AND DETAILS OF THESE TASKS CAN BE FOUND ON THE BOOKING PAGE

The facilitator for the workshops is Sara Steinke.

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Saturday 28th October 2017. Time 11am – 1.30pm. Room: Malet Street, 532

Saturday 25th November 2017. Time 11am – 1.30pm. Room: Malet Street, 541

Reading 11am – 12pm

Many students find the reading and note-making of academic texts overwhelming. This workshop will consider the importance of adopting active reading and note-making and strategies to help you to manage the quantity and complexity of the reading.

Time management 12.30 – 1.30pm

Managing your time is the key to being an effective and efficient student who is able to fit studying into a busy life. This workshop will consider how well you manage your time, and time management strategies, such as prioritisation and managing distractions/time wasters.

Saturday 18th November 2017. Time 11am – 1.30pm. Room: Malet Street, 152

Saturday 9th December. Time 11am – 1.30pm. Room: Malet Street, 152

Plagiarism 11am – 12pm

All Higher Education institutions view plagiarism as serious academic misconduct. This workshop will consider the importance of avoiding plagiarism, primarily through the use of comprehensive referencing.

Developing a strong academic argument 12.30 -1.30pm

The ability to develop a strong academic argument is the cornerstone of studying at university. It is an academic skill that encompasses other academic skills (such as reading, note-making and writing), and plays a key part in achieving higher grades. This workshop will consider the process of developing a strong argument.

Saturday 17th March 2018. Time 11am – 1.30pm. Room: Malet Street, 538

Saturday 24th March 2018. Time 11am – 1.30pm. Room: Malet Street, 152

Exam preparation for History and Politics undergraduates

Successful revision and exam performance do not simply happen. Both require strategies and techniques to help you achieve your full potential. This workshop will support your exam preparation.