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Academic writing: Bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Friday, February 16, 2018
12:00 - 13:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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This session begins with a freewriting activity where you can express your thoughts and concerns about academic writing. After group discussion the session moves on to focus on useful resources and techniques for improving your writing. The session will offer you the chance to develop your skills through writing practice and a good writing process.

Dissertations: finding resources

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Monday, February, 19, 2018
13:00 - 13:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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Move away from Google and identify relevant scholarly resources such as journal articles, books, conference proceedings and reports using subject databases and other reliable sources. You will also learn about evaluating web pages, the basics of referencing, and how to access resources from our collection and beyond.

Convincing Covering letters

For: Date: Time: Location: all Southampton University students
Monday, February 19, 2018
10:00 - 10:45
Building 37 Room 2001
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This workshop will give you the confidence and tools to make your Covering Letter stand out and convince an employer of your suitability for a role. Focussing on the parts of the letter which are the most challenging, we will look at how you convince an employer of your suitability, enthusiasm and the value you offer both within a role and the organisation.

First Steps in Planning your Career

For: Date: Time: Location: all Southampton University students
Monday, February 19, 2018
14:00 - 15:30
Building 37 Room 2001
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Also known as 'Help, I have no idea what I want to do'. This interactive workshop is aimed at students who are unsure of what they want to do after university and what steps to take. It provides a practical introduction to the initial stages of planning your career and signposts useful resources to help you decide upon your next actions.

Critical thinking bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
13:00 - 13:30
Hartley Library Room 2045 (2D)
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A brief introduction to the idea of critical thinking – what it is, why you need to do it and how to go about it. This session will introduce you to the main concepts and suggest resources to help you improve your skills. There will be time to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.

Hired! Successful Interviews

For: Date: Time: Location: all Southampton University students
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
10:00 - 10:45
Building 37 Room 2001
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Focusing on two key areas, this interactive workshop is designed to help you to identify the main types of interview questions and how to structure effective and persuasive answers

Winning CVs

For: Date: Time: Location: all Southampton University students
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
14:00 - 14:45
Building 28 Room 1017
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This workshop aims to give you the confidence and tools to make your CV stand out from the crowd. Through practical exercises you will be able to critically assess a CV from an employer’s perspective and really begin to understand what you can do to turn a good CV into a great one. You will have the opportunity to ask your own questions throughout/at the end of the workshop..

Dissertations: finding resources

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Thursday, February, 22, 2018
12:00 - 12:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

Move away from Google and identify relevant scholarly resources such as journal articles, books, conference proceedings and reports using subject databases and other reliable sources. You will also learn about evaluating web pages, the basics of referencing, and how to access resources from our collection and beyond.

Endnote for beginners (bibliographic software)

For: Date: Time: Location: All postgraduate researchers
Monday, February 26, 2018
14:00 - 16:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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This session is for students who need to use Endnote Desktop for their studies. This practical course will introduce you to the basics of this referencing management software. It is sophisticated and highly customisable so for the best experience work through the Lynda.com online training course before booking onto this course as they cover the same topics.

Exploring Work Experience, Internships and Placements

For: Date: Time: Location: all Southampton University students
Monday, February 26, 2018
14:00 - 14:45
Building 37 Room 2001
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Are you interested in gaining work experience, or doing an internship or placement? This session will help you to consider the benefits of doing work experience, internships and placements, and to understand the options that are available.

Winning CVs

For: Date: Time: Location: all Southampton University students
Wednesday, February 26, 2018
10:00 - 10:45
Building 37 Room 2001
Book Now

 

This workshop aims to give you the confidence and tools to make your CV stand out from the crowd. Through practical exercises you will be able to critically assess a CV from an employer’s perspective and really begin to understand what you can do to turn a good CV into a great one. You will have the opportunity to ask your own questions throughout/at the end of the workshop..

Reflective Writing

For: Date: Time: Location: students with an SpLD
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
10:00 - 11:00
WSA 63 South / 3001
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Designed for students with an SpLD, this bite size workshop will address the challenges of reflective writing and how to overcome them by providing you with top tips and techniques for writing reflectively. This will include identifying key vocabulary for reflective writing and demonstrating the use of writing frame templates to boost your reflective writing marks. For more information on Enabling Services and the support we provide, please follow this link; https://www.southampton.ac.uk/edusupport/index.page.

Convincing Covering letters

For: Date: Time: Location: all Southampton University students
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
10:00 - 10:45
Building 37 Room 2001
Book Now

 

This workshop will give you the confidence and tools to make your Covering Letter stand out and convince an employer of your suitability for a role. Focussing on the parts of the letter which are the most challenging, we will look at how you convince an employer of your suitability, enthusiasm and the value you offer both within a role and the organisation.

Dissertations: finding resources

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Wednesday, February, 28, 2018
13:00 - 13:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

Move away from Google and identify relevant scholarly resources such as journal articles, books, conference proceedings and reports using subject databases and other reliable sources. You will also learn about evaluating web pages, the basics of referencing, and how to access resources from our collection and beyond.

Systematic Reviews: searching the literature

For: Date: Time: Location: Research staff and postgraduate researchers. Health Sciences, Medicine, Psychology
Thursday, March 01, 2018
14:00 - 16:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

 

This practical course will show you some important tools and techniques to help you create a search strategy suitable for use in a Systematic Review. The session will focus on health related databases hosted on EBSCO, OVID and Web of Science platforms. 

 

Hired! Successful Interviews

For: Date: Time: Location: all Southampton University students
Friday, March 02, 2018
10:00 - 10:45
Building 37 Room 2001
Book Now

 

Focusing on two key areas, this interactive workshop is designed to help you to identify the main types of interview questions and how to structure effective and persuasive answers

Hired! Successful Interviews

For: Date: Time: Location: all Southampton University students
Monday, March 05, 2018
10:00 - 10:45
Building 37 Room 2001
Book Now

 

Focusing on two key areas, this interactive workshop is designed to help you to identify the main types of interview questions and how to structure effective and persuasive answers

Critical thinking bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
12:00 - 12:30
Hartley Library Room 2045 (2D)
Book Now

A brief introduction to the idea of critical thinking – what it is, why you need to do it and how to go about it. This session will introduce you to the main concepts and suggest resources to help you improve your skills. There will be time to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.

Convincing Covering letters

For: Date: Time: Location: all Southampton University students
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
14:00 - 14:45
Building 37 Room 2001
Book Now

 

This workshop will give you the confidence and tools to make your Covering Letter stand out and convince an employer of your suitability for a role. Focussing on the parts of the letter which are the most challenging, we will look at how you convince an employer of your suitability, enthusiasm and the value you offer both within a role and the organisation.

 

E-theses - What you need to know from the start

For: Date: Time: Location: all postgraduate researchers
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
14:00 - 15:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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This session won’t tell you how to write your thesis but it will cover the practicals of preparing a thesis for deposit in our Institutional Repository. Preparation is the key and it is never too soon to start clearing third party copyright materials, using the thesis templates, organising references, research notes or research data.

 

Assistive Technology available at University of Southampton

For: Date: Time: Location: students with an SpLD
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
14:00 - 15:30
ATS Room Hartley Library
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Staying on top of your workload, planning, referencing, researching and revising can be difficult at times. With the right tools and strategies these challenges can be overcome; giving you the ability not just to pass your assignments, but to excel. The University of Southampton has a range of assistive technology programmes available to all students that can make studying smoother and easier if used effectively. During this workshop Diversity and Ability (DnA) will teach you how to use ClaroRead, Inspiration and Audio Notetaker and demonstrate how these tools can revolutionise your studies.

Proofreading: bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Thursday, March 08, 2018
12:15 - 12:55
Hartley Library Room 2045 (2D)
Book Now

This session explains the differences between editing and proofreading. It will focus on giving practical tips for proofreading your written work to pick up errors in spelling, formatting, punctuation etc. You will have time at the end of the session to practice some of the techniques you have learnt about.

Winning CVs

For: Date: Time: Location: all Southampton University students
Friday, March 09, 2018
14:00 - 14:45
Building 37 Room 2001
Book Now

 

This workshop aims to give you the confidence and tools to make your CV stand out from the crowd. Through practical exercises you will be able to critically assess a CV from an employer’s perspective and really begin to understand what you can do to turn a good CV into a great one. You will have the opportunity to ask your own questions throughout/at the end of the workshop..

Hired! Successful Interviews

For: Date: Time: Location: all Southampton University students
Friday, March 09, 2018
10:00 - 10:45
Building 37 Room 2001
Book Now

 

Focusing on two key areas, this interactive workshop is designed to help you to identify the main types of interview questions and how to structure effective and persuasive answers

Finding books and journals

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Monday, March 12, 2018
12:00 - 12:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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This session will introduce you to the basics of the library catalogue, WebCat, and the discovery search tool, DelphiS. You will find out how to search for books and journals in both and learn which is best to use and when. After the taught part of the session there will be a chance to ask questions and practice some of your own searches with library staff on hand to help.

Dissertations: finding resources

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Tursday, March, 13, 2018
12:00 - 12:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

Move away from Google and identify relevant scholarly resources such as journal articles, books, conference proceedings and reports using subject databases and other reliable sources. You will also learn about evaluating web pages, the basics of referencing, and how to access resources from our collection and beyond.

Revision and Memory

For: Date: Time: Location: students with an SpLD
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
14:00 - 15:00
ATS Room Hartley Library
Book Now

 

: Designed for students with an SpLD, this workshop will introduce you to a range of strategies and techniques to help you effectively revise and memorise information for exams. For more information on Enabling Services and the support we provide, please follow this link; https://www.southampton.ac.uk/edusupport/index.page..

 

Literature searching using the systematic review methodology

For: Date: Time: Location: All postgraduate researchers
Thursday, March 15, 2018
14:00 - 16:30
Hartley Library, Building 36, Training room 4077
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This practical course will show you some important tools and techniques to help you create a search strategy suitable for use in a Systematised Literature Review, sometimes also referred to as a Systematic Review. The session will focus on key databases hosted on different platforms such as Proquest, EBSCO and Web of Science.

To register for this workshop please use Gradbook, click on the 'Book Now' button. Any questions, contact Doctoral-College@soton.ac.uk.

Endnote for beginners (bibliographic software)

For: Date: Time: Location: All postgraduate researchers
Thursday, March 22, 2018
14:00 - 16:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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This session is for students who need to use Endnote Desktop for their studies. This practical course will introduce you to the basics of this referencing management software. It is sophisticated and highly customisable so for the best experience work through the Lynda.com online training course before booking onto this course as they cover the same topics.

 

E-theses - What you need to know from the start

For: Date: Time: Location: all postgraduate researchers
Monday, April 16, 2018
11:00 - 12:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

 

This session won’t tell you how to write your thesis but it will cover the practicals of preparing a thesis for deposit in our Institutional Repository. Preparation is the key and it is never too soon to start clearing third party copyright materials, using the thesis templates, organising references, research notes or research data.

 

Endnote for beginners (bibliographic software)

For: Date: Time: Location: All postgraduate researchers
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
10:00 - 12:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

This session is for students who need to use Endnote Desktop for their studies. This practical course will introduce you to the basics of this referencing management software. It is sophisticated and highly customisable so for the best experience work through the Lynda.com online training course before booking onto this course as they cover the same topics.

Dissertations: finding resources

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Wednesday, April, 18, 2018
13:00 - 13:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

Move away from Google and identify relevant scholarly resources such as journal articles, books, conference proceedings and reports using subject databases and other reliable sources. You will also learn about evaluating web pages, the basics of referencing, and how to access resources from our collection and beyond.

Proofreading: bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Thursday, April 19, 2018
12:15 - 12:55
Hartley Library Room 2045 (2D)
Book Now

This session explains the differences between editing and proofreading. It will focus on giving practical tips for proofreading your written work to pick up errors in spelling, formatting, punctuation etc. You will have time at the end of the session to practice some of the techniques you have learnt about.

Systematic Reviews: searching the literature

For: Date: Time: Location: Research staff and postgraduate researchers. Health Sciences, Medicine, Psychology
Friday, April 20, 2018
10:00 - 12:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

 

This practical course will show you some important tools and techniques to help you create a search strategy suitable for use in a Systematic Review. The session will focus on health related databases hosted on EBSCO, OVID and Web of Science platforms. 

 

Critical thinking bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
12:00 - 12:30
Hartley Library Room 2045 (2D)
Book Now

A brief introduction to the idea of critical thinking – what it is, why you need to do it and how to go about it. This session will introduce you to the main concepts and suggest resources to help you improve your skills. There will be time to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.

Assistive Technology Free Apps

For: Date: Time: Location: students with an SpLD
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
14:00 - 15:30
ATS Room Hartley Library
Book Now

 

Staying on top of your workload, planning, referencing, researching and revising can be difficult at times. With the right tools and strategies these challenges can be overcome; giving you the ability not just to pass your assignments, but to excel and enjoy your time at university. Diversity and Ability are providing training sessions on how to use free assistive apps such as Google Keep, Quizlet and Zotero to revolutionise your learning and life on campus

Critical thinking bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
12:00 - 12:30
Hartley Library Room 2045 (2D)
Book Now

A brief introduction to the idea of critical thinking – what it is, why you need to do it and how to go about it. This session will introduce you to the main concepts and suggest resources to help you improve your skills. There will be time to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.

Revision and Memory

For: Date: Time: Location: students with an SpLD
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
14:00 - 15:00
ATS Room Hartley Library
Book Now

 

: Designed for students with an SpLD, this workshop will introduce you to a range of strategies and techniques to help you effectively revise and memorise information for exams. For more information on Enabling Services and the support we provide, please follow this link; https://www.southampton.ac.uk/edusupport/index.page..

Proofreading: bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Friday, May 04, 2018
12:15 - 12:55
Hartley Library Room 2045 (2D)
Book Now

This session explains the differences between editing and proofreading. It will focus on giving practical tips for proofreading your written work to pick up errors in spelling, formatting, punctuation etc. You will have time at the end of the session to practice some of the techniques you have learnt about.

Promoting your work: exploring open access

For: Date: Time: Location: all postgraduate researchers.
Friday, May 4, 2018
12:00 - 13:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
Book Now

 

During this session you will be introduced to the benefits of making your work Open Access and how you can do this. It will make you aware of the various research funders' open access policies and the funds available to help you publish your work in this way, and the REF Open Access requirements.

Hypnosis for Exam Success: How to take control with hypnosis

For: Date: Time: Location: all University of Southampton students
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
13:30 - 15:00
House 28, Highfield Campus
Book Now

 

Exam stress and anxiety are normal processes but sometimes they can be overwhelming and may prevent you from accomplishing your goals. This hypnosis taster session will help you learn how to take more control over your anxiety and prepare for success in those exams. Transferable skills for future anxiety management will also be covered. Join us in a relaxed environment to learn more about hypnosis and its benefits. Please note that this workshop is intended for University of Southampton students only.

 

E-theses - What you need to know from the start

For: Date: Time: Location: all postgraduate researchers
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
9.30 - 11:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

 

This session won’t tell you how to write your thesis but it will cover the practicals of preparing a thesis for deposit in our Institutional Repository. Preparation is the key and it is never too soon to start clearing third party copyright materials, using the thesis templates, organising references, research notes or research data.

 

Dissertations: finding resources

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Monday, May, 14, 2018
13:00 - 13:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

Move away from Google and identify relevant scholarly resources such as journal articles, books, conference proceedings and reports using subject databases and other reliable sources. You will also learn about evaluating web pages, the basics of referencing, and how to access resources from our collection and beyond.

Critical thinking bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
12:00 - 12:30
Hartley Library Room 2045 (2D)
Book Now

A brief introduction to the idea of critical thinking – what it is, why you need to do it and how to go about it. This session will introduce you to the main concepts and suggest resources to help you improve your skills. There will be time to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.

Endnote for beginners (bibliographic software)

For: Date: Time: Location: all postgraduate researchers
Thursday, May 17, 2018
14:00 - 16:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

This session is for students who need to use Endnote Desktop for their studies. This practical course will introduce you to the basics of this referencing management software. It is sophisticated and highly customisable so for the best experience work through the Lynda.com online training course before booking onto this course as they cover the same topics.

Bibliometrics: Measuring the impact of research

For: Date: Time: Location: All postgraduate researchers
Friday, May 8, 2018
10:00 - 11:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

 

Measuring research impact is increasingly important - and can be applied to journals, researchers and even whole departments or universities. This session will give you an understanding of the importance and key principles of bibliometrics - a key technique for measuring this impact. 

 

Proofreading: bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Friday, May 18, 2018
12:15 - 12:55
Hartley Library Room 2045 (2D)
Book Now

This session explains the differences between editing and proofreading. It will focus on giving practical tips for proofreading your written work to pick up errors in spelling, formatting, punctuation etc. You will have time at the end of the session to practice some of the techniques you have learnt about.

Critical thinking bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
12:00 - 12:30
Hartley Library Room 2045 (2D)
Book Now

A brief introduction to the idea of critical thinking – what it is, why you need to do it and how to go about it. This session will introduce you to the main concepts and suggest resources to help you improve your skills. There will be time to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.

Proofreading: bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Thursday, June 07, 2018
12:15 - 12:55
Hartley Library Room 2045 (2D)
Book Now

This session explains the differences between editing and proofreading. It will focus on giving practical tips for proofreading your written work to pick up errors in spelling, formatting, punctuation etc. You will have time at the end of the session to practice some of the techniques you have learnt about.

 

E-theses - What you need to know from the start

For: Date: Time: Location: all postgraduate researchers
Thursday, June 14, 2018
14:00 - 15:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

 

This session won’t tell you how to write your thesis but it will cover the practicals of preparing a thesis for deposit in our Institutional Repository. Preparation is the key and it is never too soon to start clearing third party copyright materials, using the thesis templates, organising references, research notes or research data.

 

Hypnosis for Exam Success: How to take control with hypnosis

For: Date: Time: Location: all University of Southampton students
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
13:30 - 15:00
House 28, Highfield Campus
Book Now

 

Exam stress and anxiety are normal processes but sometimes they can be overwhelming and may prevent you from accomplishing your goals. This hypnosis taster session will help you learn how to take more control over your anxiety and prepare for success in those exams. Transferable skills for future anxiety management will also be covered. Join us in a relaxed environment to learn more about hypnosis and its benefits. Please note that this workshop is intended for University of Southampton students only.

Endnote for beginners (bibliographic software)

For: Date: Time: Location: all postgraduate researchers
Monday, June 18, 2018
14:00 - 16:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

This session is for students who need to use Endnote Desktop for their studies. This practical course will introduce you to the basics of this referencing management software. It is sophisticated and highly customisable so for the best experience work through the Lynda.com online training course before booking onto this course as they cover the same topics.

Systematic Reviews: searching the literature

For: Date: Time: Location: Research staff and postgraduate researchers. Health Sciences, Medicine, Psychology
Monday June 25, 2018
14:00 - 16:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

 

This practical course will show you some important tools and techniques to help you create a search strategy suitable for use in a Systematic Review. The session will focus on health related databases hosted on EBSCO, OVID and Web of Science platforms. 

 



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