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Webinars and workshops   

These group sessions focus on particular topics such as Planning and Structuring, Critical Thinking, Reflective Writing, or Presentation Skills

We normally meet online using Blackboard Collaborate (or sometimes Zoom).  You can keep your camera and microphone off, and use text chat for questions. 

The sessions include examples and activities to help to explain concepts, and you can ask questions via the text chat functionality to check your understanding. 

The presentation slides are sent out in advance and additional useful resources are sent out after the session.  

Find and book for sessions in the What's On section.  If you can't see a relevant session, please contact us.


The Skills Centre offers some short courses which run for several weeks at certain times of the year, allowing you to really consolidate and improve your skills.

For some courses you can register your interest to be notified when bookings are open; for others, keep checking the Bootcamps page to find the next course dates.

Online drop-ins  

Do you have a quick question about your studies or research?

  • Searching for information about your assignment topic
  • Planning your essay
  • Looking to develop your critical writing
  • Choosing the correct tool for statistical analysis
  • Mathematical calculations or numerical reasoning
  • Developing your research skills
  • Preparing a PowerPoint presentation
  • Formatting your references

The drop-ins held online are every Wednesday, 4-5:30pm. 

Come along for a 15 minute 1-1 chat with an expert – instant answers to all your questions, all in one place!

No need to book - just drop in:

1-1 appointments

If you’re not sure where to start, or don't find group sessions helpful, book a 30 minute personal tutorial to develop your skills. 

You can learn how to study more effectively, improve organisation, academic skills and confidence. We can also share online resources and highlight other useful sessions.

You can find and book for forthcoming 1-1s via our What's on section.