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Get Ahead, Stay Ahead: Introduction to Birkbeck IT - an online live demonstration

Venue: Online

Get Ahead, Stay Ahead is a series of pre-sessional study skills and writing workshops, designed to help you prepare for university before the beginning of the academic year. 

This friendly, live online workshop will help you get ready to use Birkbeck IT. We will demonstrate and answer questions about our four major online learning systems:  

  • Moodle - where you will find all the academic resources for your modules  
  • Collaborate and MS Teams - two different systems which Birkbeck uses for online lectures and teaching
  • Panopto – our system for recording and replaying lectures

If you are concerned about other IT skills, for example how you will write your assignments in Word or use PowerPoint for presentations, we can guide you to some useful resources for improving your skills. 

This online workshop will take place on a link found withing the Birkbeck Study Skills Moodle module

The resources and recordings will be found after the workshops on the Birkbeck Study Skills Moodle module (student login required) in the Get Ahead, Stay Ahead section.

This workshop will repeat on Thursday 30th of September, 12.30 - 14.00.

Birkbeck Study Skills also run study and writing skills workshops throughout the academic year.

Please note these workshops are intended for Birkbeck College students only.

The full series of pre-sessional workshops is as follows:

Study skills:

  • Time management and organising your studies
  • Apps and software for study and organisation
  • Academic reading, lectures and note-taking techniques
  • Academic reading using apps and software
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Exams and revision strategies
  • Exam revision using apps and software
  • Introduction to Birkbeck IT - an online live demonstration

Writing skills:

  • Essay and assignment writing
  • Essay and assignment writing using apps and software
  • Style: Academic writing conventions
  • Structure: paragraphs and signposting language
  • Grammar: Sentences and punctuation

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