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Skills Centre What's On

About our session types

The Skills Centre can work with you to develop your academic writing and study skills while working remotely:

  • Webinars: An interactive, online version of a workshop, with participation via the chat and voice features in Blackboard Collaborate.
  • Virtual Drop-ins: Online drop-ins with expert advisors on academic writing, literature searching and referencing, and Maths and Stats, for instant answers to your assignment questions.
  • Feedback SeminarsGain immediate feedback on your work and writing skills in a small group with up to three other students and an Academic Skills Advisor.
  • Focused Work sessions: Clear your mind and get some focused work done, perfect for days when you might be struggling with motivation or need to work on something you have been putting off.
  • Lightning webinars: Short 30-minute session introducing key research skills and data collection techniques for dissertations and projects.
  • 1-1sA 30 minute session with a learning adviser for feedback and advice on how to develop your academic skills and writing. Available as phonecall or video chat appointments in Blackboard Collaborate.

Find out more about these different session types and how to register to book for sessions, or scroll down to see the forthcoming sessions and book a place.  Places must be booked on all sessions except the quick query drop-ins.  See more sessions and up-to-date availability in UniHub Appointments and Events.

You can also access our online study guides for in-depth information and resources on our core academic skills topics. For information on how to make the most of the library while working from home, visit the Hallam Library online guide.

Webinars

See below for forthcoming scheduled webinars. If you don't see the session topic you are interested in (and it can be worth checking the individual topic listings at busy times of year), you can also now login to access a selection of recorded presentations from the Skills Centre.

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Feedback Seminars

Gain immediate feedback on your work and writing skills in a small group, with up to two other students and an Academic Skills Advisor. For other opportunities to gain feedback on your work, please visit our Feedback pages.

Feedback seminars: Writing

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Feedback seminars: Presentation Skills

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Focused Work sessions

The aim of these sessions is to help you clear your mind and get some focused work done, perfect for days when you might be struggling with motivation or need to work on something you have been putting off.

Sessions last 90 minutes with 60 minutes dedicated to focused working with time at the start, middle and end for getting into a more focused working mindset, a break and reviewing progress at the end.

The 60 minutes of focused work involves getting on with your own work with your microphone off but ideally leaving your webcam on. It sounds like a strange concept if you’ve never done it before but it really helps you to feel like you are working alongside other people.

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Lightning webinars

Short online sessions (30 mins) introducing key research skills and techniques for data collection.

 


Writing Questionnaires

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Recruiting Participants

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Case Study or Action Research

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Using Secondary Data in your Dissertation

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Writing a Research Proposal

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Choosing the Right Statistical Test

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On-campus 1-1s - Academic Skills

These are online or telephone 30 minute bookable 1-1s with an Academic Skills Adviser.  Check both City and Collegiate tabs to see all available on-campus appointments.  Also see our remote 1-1s below.  You can find more sessions and up-to-date availability in UniHub.  

Please book a maximum of one 1-1 appointment per week to ensure that you have time to develop your work between appointments, and to give other students a fair opportunity to access 1-1s.

(If you have a quick questions for an academic skills advisor, librarian, or Maths and Stats advisor, our our virtual drop-ins are every Wednesday from 4-6pm and there is no need to book: Join at http://bit.ly/library-dropin)

City Campus 1-1s with Susannah Diamond:

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City Campus 1-1s with Emma Parr:

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Tip: Check both City and Collegiate tabs to see all available on-campus appointments.  Also see our remote 1-1s.

Collegiate Campus 1-1s with Sam Dougherty:

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Collegiate Campus 1-1s with Kate Salinsky:

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Remote 1-1s - Academic Skills

These are online or telephone 30 minute bookable 1-1s with an Academic Skills Adviser.  You can find more sessions and up-to-date availability in UniHub. See also our On-campus 1-1 appointments above.

Please book a maximum of one 1-1 appointment per week to ensure that you have time to develop your work between appointments, and to give other students a fair opportunity to access 1-1s.

(If you have a quick questions for an academic skills advisor, librarian, or Maths and Stats advisor, our our virtual drop-ins are every Wednesday from 4-6pm and there is no need to book: Join at http://bit.ly/library-dropin)


Remote 1-1s with Susannah Diamond:

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Remote 1-1s with Sam Dougherty:

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Remote 1-1s with Mathew Hare:

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Remote 1-1s with Michele Lockwood-Edwards:

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Remote 1-1s with Kate Salinsky:

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Remote 1-1s with Emma Parr:

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Remote 1-1s with Kate Parr

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Virtual drop-ins

Online drop-ins with members of the library team for instant answers to quick assignment questions. Each session includes a member of staff from Academic Skills, Library & Information Skills, and Maths and Stats for 15 minute 1-1s, and there is no need to book in advance.  

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