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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
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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.

 

Academic Writing: Managing and Organising Your Research

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
12:00 - 13:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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This interactive and collaborative workshop considers some of the chief strategies to help you better manage and organise your research. We will work together through some practical examples and establish how these approaches can help to facilitate a more productive writing process. In doing so, we can see how the practice of managing and organising your research provides a gateway to better planning, greater focus and a more coherent understanding of academic writing.

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
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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.

Dissertations: finding resources

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Wednesday, April, 18, 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.

Proofreading: bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Thursday, April 19, 2018
12:15 - 12:55
Hartley Library Room 2045 (2D)
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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. You will have time at the end of the session to practice some of the techniques you have learnt about.

Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Friday, April 20, 2018
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, in both 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.

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
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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 Systematic Review. The session will focus on health related databases hosted on EBSCO, OVID and Web of Science platforms. 

 

Academic Writing: Academic Writing Style

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Monday, April 23, 2018
12:00 - 13:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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This interactive and collaborative workshop covers a number of grammatical rules and stylistic conventions which underpin academic writing. These include language choice, verb tense and the correct use of punctuation. We will also consider some of the key grammatical skills that can help to facilitate flow and rhythm in your writing, such as sentence length and transitional words and phrases.

Critical thinking bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
12:00 - 12:30
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.

Assistive Technology Free Apps

For: Date: Time: Location: students with an SpLD
Wednesday, April 25, 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 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

Academic Writing: Critical Thinking

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Thursday, April 26, 2018
13:00 - 14:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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This interactive and collaborative workshop introduces you to the concept and practice of critical thinking. We begin by sharing ideas and thoughts on the notion of critical thinking. Following this, we work through a group activity that helps to establish what critical thinking means and how we can apply the concept in academic practice. By establishing a more rounded understanding of the concept, we will focus on the ways in which critical thinking can inform and shape our writing.

Academic Writing: Managing and Organising Your Research

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
12:00 - 13:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
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This interactive and collaborative workshop considers some of the chief strategies to help you better manage and organise your research. We will work together through some practical examples and establish how these approaches can help to facilitate a more productive writing process. In doing so, we can see how the practice of managing and organising your research provides a gateway to better planning, greater focus and a more coherent understanding of academic writing.

Critical thinking bitesize

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
12:00 - 12:30
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.

Revision and Memory

For: Date: Time: Location: students with an SpLD
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
14:00 - 15:00
ATS Room Hartley Library
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: 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
Tursday, May 03, 2018
12:15 - 12:55
Hartley Library Room 2045 (2D)
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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. 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
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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.

Academic Writing: Academic Writing Style

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
13:00 - 14:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

This interactive and collaborative workshop covers a number of grammatical rules and stylistic conventions which underpin academic writing. These include language choice, verb tense and the correct use of punctuation. We will also consider some of the key grammatical skills that can help to facilitate flow and rhythm in your writing, such as sentence length and transitional words and phrases.

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
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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. 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.

Academic Writing: Structuring an Essay

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
13:00 - 14:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

This interactive and collaborative workshop helps you to develop a stronger understanding of how to structure an essay. We will consider how shape and structure can inform the planning stage and how a clear and detailed structure can also facilitate greater writing through effective argumentation. In doing so, we will discuss how you can organise your essays on a broader, structural level and how you can structure your writing within paragraphs

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.

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
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
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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. 

 

Academic Writing: Developing an Academic Argument

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Friday, May 18, 2018
12:00 - 13:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

This interactive and collaborative workshop guides you through the process of developing and articulating an academic argument in your writing. We will consider some of the main strategies behind effective argumentation and think about how these strategies can inform and shape our writing. By addressing strategies like counter-arguments, we will also incorporate critical analysis as a means of developing a strong, sound and coherent argument.

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.

Academic Writing: Structuring an Essay

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Thursday, May 24, 2018
12:00 - 13:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

This interactive and collaborative workshop helps you to develop a stronger understanding of how to structure an essay. We will consider how shape and structure can inform the planning stage and how a clear and detailed structure can also facilitate greater writing through effective argumentation. In doing so, we will discuss how you can organise your essays on a broader, structural level and how you can structure your writing within paragraphs

Academic Writing: Editing and Proofreading

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
13:00 - 14:30
Hartley Conference Room 4115
Book Now

This interactive and collaborative workshop helps you to refine your writing through a number of editing and proofreading techniques. We begin by discussing the differences between editing and proofreading. Following this, we consider some methods that help to enhance the detail, clarity and accuracy of your writing.

Academic Writing: Developing an Academic Argument

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
12:00 - 13:30
Hartley Conference Room 4115
Book Now

This interactive and collaborative workshop guides you through the process of developing and articulating an academic argument in your writing. We will consider some of the main strategies behind effective argumentation and think about how these strategies can inform and shape our writing. By addressing strategies like counter-arguments, we will also incorporate critical analysis as a means of developing a strong, sound and coherent argument.

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.

Academic Writing: Editing and Proofreading

For: Date: Time: Location: all students
Monday, June 11, 2018
13:00 - 14:30
Hartley Library Training Room 4075
Book Now

This interactive and collaborative workshop helps you to refine your writing through a number of editing and proofreading techniques. We begin by discussing the differences between editing and proofreading. Following this, we consider some methods that help to enhance the detail, clarity and accuracy of your writing.

 

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.

 

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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