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Study skills webinars

Study skills webinars

The Academic Skills team will be hosting a series of webinars. These will provide you with the skills and resources to enhance your learning at home.

To register for any of the webinars, please click the green sign-up bar below.


It would be useful to download the Microsoft Teams App in advance of the webinar.


The videos and slides from all webinars will be made available after each session in the Toolkit section of the Moodle Module:

Visit the Student Academic Skills and Wellbeing Moodle course page  

Upcoming webinars (January & February 2021)

“How to improve your essay” webinar series:

How to improve your essay 1: structure and organising your ideas

3rd February, 13:00 GMT

What should it look like?' How to structure your ideas in your essay and put them in the right order.

How to improve your essay 2: Referencing

8th February, 13:00 GMT

Is your referencing reducing your assignment grades?  This session will help you to cite sources correctly and avoid plagiarism.

How to improve your essay 3: academic style

9th February, 13:00 GMT

This webinar is open to all students: returning and new, under- and post-graduate. We will discuss what academic style is and the various aspects of house style.

How to improve your essay 4: critical writing

11th February, 13:00 GMT

Improve your argument in your essays: we will discuss critical writing strategies & examples in this webinar

How to improve your essay 5: reviewing & proofreading

17th February, 13:00 GMT

Effective reviewing and proofreading techniques and tools.: we will share ideas in this webinar.

More webinars:

Dissertation skills for health students

10th February, 13:00 GMT

Make your argument effectively throughout your health dissertation: we will share ideas in this webinar

Dissertation skills for Law students

1st February, 13:00 GMT

This session will look at the structure of a PG dissertation, and the skills needed for both UG and PG dissertations

Dissertation skills for STEM students

22nd February, 13:00 GMT

In this webinar we'll look at how to produce a good dissertation or final year project as a STEM subject student.

Academic research: read it, do it, write it up

23rd February, 13:00 GMT

This webinar is for under- and post-graduate students working on their dissertations. We will link the topics to different parts of a dissertation.

Writing a lab report or technical report

1st February

In this session we'll explore the structure, tone and writing conventions suitable for a technical report.

How to give a presentation using Zoom

18th February, 13:00 GMT

Tips and tricks for online presentations.

It isn’t possible to make you anonymous during these live MS Teams webinars.  If you feel unable to attend because of this, you can instead view a recorded version of each webinar afterwards.

All the meeting information within Teams is automatically deleted after 30 days, but until that time is up, your name and anything you write in the chat thread will be visible if someone visits the meeting after it has finished.

The permanent recording will not include the chat thread.

All webinar sessions run for 50 minutes.


Past webinars:

Previous study skills webinar topics have included:

  • Dissertation skills
  • Responding positively to setback in learning
  • Dealing with distractions
  • Tips for take home exams and revision
  • Referencing
  • Scheduling your study and time management
  • Studying during Ramadan
  • Developing critical evaluation writing skills
  • Reflective writing
  • Drawing to revise
  • How to read quickly

The videos and slides from all past webinars will be made available in the Toolkit section of the AST Moodle Module:

Visit the Student Academic Skills and Wellbeing Moodle course page