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Careers : Explore CV's

For: Date: Time: Location: Southampton Students & Alumni
Monday December 09, 2019
14:00 - 14:50
Building 37 Room 2001
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A 50 minute workshop, exploring how to use a job description to target your CV for a specific role, identify and highlight your relevant skills effectively.

E-thesis: What you need to know from the start

For: Date: Time: Location: All PGR students
Monday, December 09, 2019
11:00 - 12:30
Hartley Library, Room 4075
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This session won’t tell you how to write your thesis but it will cover the practical things of preparing a thesis for deposit in our Institutional Repository, including completing the Permission to Deposit Thesis form. 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.

Careers : Ask the Adviser

For: Date: Time: Location: Southampton Students & Alumni
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
11:00 - 12:00
Building 37 Room 2001
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This session provides you with the chance to work on your own CV, covering letter, application or personal statement with the support of an adviser. If you have learned the basics, but are finding it challenging to work on your document(s) independently.

Literature searching using the Systematic Review methodology

For: Date: Time: Location: PGRs : Business, Education, Computer Science, Geography and Environmental Science doing a Systematic Review.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
9:30 - 12:00
Hartley Library, 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.

Careers : Explore Covering Letters

For: Date: Time: Location: Southampton Students & Alumni
Tuesday December 10, 2019
14:00 - 14:50
Building 37 Room 2001
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A 50 minute workshop, looking at how to create impact with your covering letter, presenting yourself positively and demonstrating your suitability for the role. You will have the opportunity to ask your own questions throughout/at the end of the workshop..

Careers : Explore Interviews

For: Date: Time: Location: Southampton Students & Alumni
Wednesday December 11, 2019
10:00 - 10:50
Building 37 Room 2001
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A 50 minute workshop, looking at different types of interviews, questions you might encounter and how to prepare effectively. You will have the opportunity to ask your own questions throughout/at the end of the workshop.

Data Mangement Plan: Why plan? Briefing for 1st year PhD students

For: Date: Time: Location: 1st yr PGRs
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
14:00 - 15:00
Building 46 Room 2003
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All 1st year PhD’s are required to create a Data Management Plan (DMP). Keeping your data safe, findable and re-usable is essential to good research. Planning this from the start helps not only the sharing of data in the longer-term, but ensures that it is available for you as the primary researcher to find and use as you begin to write up your thesis or article.

Introduction to Mindfulness Afternoon

For: Date: Time: Location: All Southampton Students
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
14:00 - 16:00
Building 34 Room 4005
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For University of Southampton Students. Want to try mindfulness meditation, but not sure where to begin? Enabling Services’ two-hour workshop will be an opportunity to get started. Mindfulness meditation can be an effective way to help manage stress and improve your concentration and focus. Mindfulness can also provide a way of becoming calmer and more relaxed. By using mindfulness meditation to become more aware of our automatic reactions, we can learn to respond differently to our experiences.In this workshop we will look at what mindfulness is (and what it isn’t!), why people use mindfulness practices in their day-to-day lives and the basics of mindfulness meditation. You do not need any previous experience of mindfulness or meditation – just a willingness to engage in some guided mindfulness practices. There will also be time to share comments and ask questions.Contact details: 02380 597 726, enable@soton.ac.uk

Proofreading - the basics

For: Date: Time: Location: All
Wednesday December 11, 2019
12:00 - 13:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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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.

Careers :Disability, Disclosure and Employability

For: Date: Time: Location: Southampton Students & Alumni
Thursday, December 12, 2019
10:30 - 12:30
Building 85 Room 2209
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A workshop for students with a disability, specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia or dyspraxia, or long term health condition.

Careers : Discover Interviews

For: Date: Time: Location: Southampton Students & Alumni
Thursday December 12, 2019
14:00 - 14:30
Building 37 Room 2001
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A 20 minute introductory session focusing on the purpose and basics of Interviews and where to find additional resources to help you prepare effectively. There is an additional 10 minutes at the end for your questions.

Careers :Discover Covering Letters

For: Date: Time: Location: Southampton Students & Alumni
Friday December 13, 2019
10:00 - 10:30
Building 37 Room 2001
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A 20 minute introductory session focusing on the purpose and basics of Covering Letters and where to find additional resources to help you start creating your own. There is an additional 10 minutes at the end for your Questions and Answers.

Careers : Ask the Adviser

For: Date: Time: Location: Southampton Students & Alumni
Friday December 13, 2019
15:00 - 16:00
Building 37 Room 2001
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This session provides you with the chance to work on your own CV, covering letter, application or personal statement with the support of an adviser. If you have learned the basics, but are finding it challenging to work on your document(s) independently.

Data Mangement Plans & Thesis Deposit Briefing for PhD supervisors: Why plan? Briefing for 1st year PhD students

For: Date: Time: Location: PhD Supervisors
Tuesday December 17, 2019
16:00 - 17:00
Building 58 Room 1007
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Writing an Introduction (Webinar)

For: Date: Time: All students
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
13:30 - 15:00
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Please note that this session is a webinar. Once you book, further information about accessing the webinar will be provided.

The introduction plays a crucial role in any assignment; it’s here that you contextualise the assignment for your reader and clearly outline its purpose. Getting this right sets you, and your reader, on the right path. This webinar will guide you through the process of writing an effective introduction for any academic assignment. In particular, we’ll consider how to structure an introduction, how to engage your reader from the start and what characteristics your markers will be looking for.

Hypnosis for Exam Success: Take control with hypnotherapy

For: Date: Time: Location: All Southampton Students
Wednesday, January 08, 2020
15:00 - 16:30
The Wellbeing Centre, 28 University Road
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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. Contact details: 02380 597 726, enable@soton.ac.uk

Hypnosis for Exam Success: Take control with hypnotherapy

For: Date: Time: Location: All Southampton Students
Friday, January 10, 2020
14:00 - 15:30
The Wellbeing Centre, 28 University Road
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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. Contact details: 02380 597 726, enable@soton.ac.uk

Referencing and avoiding plagiarism

For: Date: Time: Location: All
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
12:00 - 13:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
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In academic writing it is essential that you acknowledge the sources of your information and ideas, both in your text through in-text citations and in a bibliography or reference list at the end of your work. This session covers the basics of referencing; what it is, why you should do it and which style you should be using. Examples given use a variety of styles including the Harvard style. There will be time for questions and to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.

Finding information for your assignments

For: Date: Time: Location: All
Monday, February 03, 2020
12:00 - 13:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
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This interactive workshop will explore a variety of resources that you can use to find information for your assignments, including the library search tools WebCat and DelphiS and various open access resources. You will learn how to find specific resources such as online journal articles and ebooks. We will also briefly cover how to evaluate information and give guidance on how you can get more help or support in finding information for your assignments.

 

Critical thinking: an introduction

For: Date: Time: Location: All
Tuesday February 04, 2020
12.15 - 13:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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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.

 

Proofreading - the basics

For: Date: Time: Location: All
Wednesday, February 05, 2020
13:00 - 14:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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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.

Writing the Dissertation: the Methods or Methodology

For: Date: Time: Location: Undergraduate students
Thursday, February 06, 2020
13:00 - 14:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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Please note that this session is for undergraduates working on their dissertation, or extended project. The Library will be running sessions in the summer focusing on the postgraduate dissertation. This workshop provides guidance on writing a methods or methodology chapter for an undergraduate dissertation, or extended project. The session covers the main conventions of a methods or methodology chapter and also focuses on practical ways of structuring the chapter in a clear and coherent way. This is part of the Library’s ‘Writing the Dissertation’ series for undergraduate students where we break the dissertation down, piece by piece. See this page for more workshops in the series.

Referencing and avoiding plagiarism

For: Date: Time: Location: All
Monday February 10, 2020
13:00 - 14:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
Book Now

In academic writing it is essential that you acknowledge the sources of your information and ideas, both in your text through in-text citations and in a bibliography or reference list at the end of your work. This session covers the basics of referencing; what it is, why you should do it and which style you should be using. Examples given use a variety of styles including the Harvard style. There will be time for questions and to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.

Finding information for your assignments

For: Date: Time: Location: All
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
13:00 - 14:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
Book Now

 

This interactive workshop will explore a variety of resources that you can use to find information for your assignments, including the library search tools WebCat and DelphiS and various open access resources. You will learn how to find specific resources such as online journal articles and ebooks. We will also briefly cover how to evaluate information and give guidance on how you can get more help or support in finding information for your assignments.

 

Dissertations: Finding Resources

For: Date: Time: Location: All
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
13:00 - 13:40
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
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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 learn about evaluating web pages, the basics of referencing, and how to access resources from our collections and beyond.

Critical thinking: an introduction

For: Date: Time: Location: All
Wednesday February 26, 2020
12.15 - 13:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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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.

 

Writing the Dissertation: the Results and Discussion

For: Date: Time: Location: Undergraduate students
Wednesday, March 04, 2020
14:00 - 15:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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Please note that this session is for undergraduates working on their dissertation, or extended project. The Library will be running sessions in the summer focusing on the postgraduate dissertation. This workshop provides guidance on writing the results and discussion chapters, or chapter, for an undergraduate dissertation, or extended project. The session clarifies the difference between the two, before covering the main conventions that characterise these sections, such as using tables and figures. This is part of the Library’s ‘Writing the Dissertation’ series for undergraduate students where we break the dissertation down, piece by piece. See this page for more workshops in the series.

Writing the Dissertation: the Results and Discussion

For: Date: Time: Location: Undergraduate students
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
13:00 - 14:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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Please note that this session is for undergraduates working on their dissertation, or extended project. The Library will be running sessions in the summer focusing on the postgraduate dissertation. This workshop provides guidance on writing the results and discussion chapters, or chapter, for an undergraduate dissertation, or extended project. The session clarifies the difference between the two, before covering the main conventions that characterise these sections, such as using tables and figures. This is part of the Library’s ‘Writing the Dissertation’ series for undergraduate students where we break the dissertation down, piece by piece. See this page for more workshops in the series.

Referencing and avoiding plagiarism

For: Date: Time: Location: All
Tuesday March 10, 2020
12:00 - 13:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
Book Now

In academic writing it is essential that you acknowledge the sources of your information and ideas, both in your text through in-text citations and in a bibliography or reference list at the end of your work. This session covers the basics of referencing; what it is, why you should do it and which style you should be using. Examples given use a variety of styles including the Harvard style. There will be time for questions and to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.

Critical thinking: an introduction

For: Date: Time: Location: All
Wednesday March 11, 2020
12.15 - 13:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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.

 

Dissertations: Finding Resources

For: Date: Time: Location: All
Thursday, March 12, 2020
13:00 - 13:40
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
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 learn about evaluating web pages, the basics of referencing, and how to access resources from our collections and beyond.

Writing the Dissertation: the Introduction and Conclusion

For: Date: Time: Location: Undergraduate students
Thursday, March 12, 2020
13:00 - 14:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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Please note that this session is for undergraduates working on their dissertation, or extended project. The Library will be running sessions in the summer focusing on the postgraduate dissertation. This workshop provides guidance on writing the introduction and conclusion of an undergraduate dissertation, or extended project. Whilst often overlooked, this session emphasises the importance of both the introduction and conclusion and how they should be structured to bookend the whole dissertation. This is part of the Library’s ‘Writing the Dissertation’ series for undergraduate students where we break the dissertation down, piece by piece. See this page for more workshops in the series.

Writing the Dissertation: the Introduction and Conclusion

For: Date: Time: Location: Undergraduate students
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
14:00 - 15:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

Please note that this session is for undergraduates working on their dissertation, or extended project. The Library will be running sessions in the summer focusing on the postgraduate dissertation. This workshop provides guidance on writing the introduction and conclusion of an undergraduate dissertation, or extended project. Whilst often overlooked, this session emphasises the importance of both the introduction and conclusion and how they should be structured to bookend the whole dissertation. This is part of the Library’s ‘Writing the Dissertation’ series for undergraduate students where we break the dissertation down, piece by piece. See this page for more workshops in the series.

Critical thinking: an introduction

For: Date: Time: Location: All
Friday April 24, 2020
12.15 - 13:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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.

 

Referencing and avoiding plagiarism

For: Date: Time: Location: All
Wednesday April 29, 2020
13:00 - 14:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
Book Now

In academic writing it is essential that you acknowledge the sources of your information and ideas, both in your text through in-text citations and in a bibliography or reference list at the end of your work. This session covers the basics of referencing; what it is, why you should do it and which style you should be using. Examples given use a variety of styles including the Harvard style. There will be time for questions and to practice what you have learnt via some short activities within the session.

Critical thinking: an introduction

For: Date: Time: Location: All
Wednesday June 10, 2020
12.15 - 13:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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.

 

Dissertations: Finding Resources

For: Date: Time: Location: All
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
13:00 - 13:40
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
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 learn about evaluating web pages, the basics of referencing, and how to access resources from our collections and beyond.

Critical thinking: an introduction

For: Date: Time: Location: All
Tuesday June 23, 2020
12.15 - 13:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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.

 

Dissertations: Finding Resources

For: Date: Time: Location: All
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
12:00 - 12:40
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
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 learn about evaluating web pages, the basics of referencing, and how to access resources from our collections and beyond.

Critical thinking: an introduction

For: Date: Time: Location: All
Wednesday July 08, 2020
12.15 - 13:00
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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.

 

Dissertations: Finding Resources

For: Date: Time: Location: All
Thursday, July 09, 2020
13:00 - 13:40
Hartley Library Training Room 4077
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 learn about evaluating web pages, the basics of referencing, and how to access resources from our collections and beyond.