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:
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.
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
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.
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
- 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: