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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dissertations: Finding Resources

For: Date: Time: Location: All
Thursday, February 06, 2020
12:00 - 12:40
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.

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
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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.

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
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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 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.

Dissertations: Finding Resources

For: Date: Time: Location: All
Thursday, March 12, 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.

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
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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.

Critical thinking: an introduction

For: Date: Time: Location: All
Friday April 24, 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.

 

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
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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.

 

Dissertations: Finding Resources

For: Date: Time: Location: All
Wednesday, June 17, 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
Tuesday June 23, 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.

 

Dissertations: Finding Resources

For: Date: Time: Location: All
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
12:00 - 12:40
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 July 08, 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.

 

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.

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Workshop exercises