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Writing skills and referencing for psychology students


Saturday 22 October - Saturday 22 October 2022, 10am-2pm

1 sessions - Check class timetable

Saturday 21 January - Saturday 21 January 2023, 10am-2pm

1 sessions - Check class timetable


The objective of our Writing Skills and Referencing for Psychology Students course is to improve your ability and confidence in completing both free and timed written assignments. You will learn about:

  • decoding and answering a question
  • the importance of planning
  • basic essay structure
  • understanding marking criteria
  • correct referencing, including referencing tools (e.g. Endnotes)
  • Turnitin and similarity reports.

To get the most out of the course, you are advised to bring examples of essay titles you are likely to be set.

This can be taken as a standalone short course or as a part of:

This course is non-credit bearing, so carries no credit points.

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students.

    This short course has no prerequisites.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then register onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.