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Get Ahead, Stay Ahead: Time management and organising your studies

Venue: Online

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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. 

Managing your time effectively and organising your studies are essential parts of being a student, and for a healthy work-life-study balance. In this online workshop, you will assess how well you organise and manage your time at present and learn key time management techniques to help you to organise your time more effectively in line with your chosen goals.

This online workshop will also help you establish an effective routine of studying independently outside the university and online, and offers various tips, as well as issues to consider, to help your studies be as successful as possible while studying from home.

This online workshop will take place on a link found within 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 Saturday 17th and Wednesday 28th September.

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.

This year’s full series of pre-sessional workshops is as follows:

Study skills:

1.     Time management and organising your studies

2.     Apps and software for study and organisation

3.     Academic reading, lectures and note-making techniques

4.     Academic reading and note-making using apps and software

5.     Developing your concentration & focus for study

6.     Critical thinking skills

7.     Quoting, paraphrasing and avoiding plagiarism

8.     Introduction to Birkbeck IT - an online live demonstration

Writing skills:

1.     Writing essays and assignments: an overview

2.     Essay and assignment writing using apps and software 

3.     Writing Style: Academic writing conventions

4.     Writing Structure: paragraphs and signposting language

5.     Writing Grammar: Sentences and punctuation

Contact name:

  • Ms Sara Steinke