Whether you are working on your dissertation or doing project work this summer or are preparing to move up from undergraduate to postgraduate study this autumn, the Skills Centre can help you develop your skills during the vacation.
Writing your dissertation
1-1 writing tutorials (online and in-person) are available during weeks 41-50 - 5 July to 10 September. These provide practical guidance and feedback to help you develop your academic writing style and are particularly useful for postgraduate students writing their dissertations over the summer. More information is available on MySkills and you can read how the writing tutorials helped three students in these blogs:
You can also find a series of posts on the Academic & Employability Skills blog on writing dissertations, from choosing your topic and developing a research question to producing an effective structure.
Maths and Statistics support
The Skills Centre's Statistics Advisory Service is offering online statistics sessions to students doing project work over the summer. You are encouraged to book on to these in plenty of time.
A new self-access resource has been created on How to plan your quantitative investigation and this blog explains how to get your thesis or project work stats-ready:
You can still get general help from the MASH team over the summer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or contacting them on their Teams Support channel. MASH will reply to your message within two working days to arrange a video call-back or an in-person appointment.
Moving from Undergraduate to Postgraduate study
If you are completing your Undergraduate studies at Bath and starting a Postgraduate course this autumn, these self-access modules will guide you through the differences between UG and PG study and help you develop the key academic skills required at the higher level. This blog also explains the differences:
The Library's Introduction to Advanced Literature Searching will also help you learn how to search more effectively, plan an expert search in a library database and manage your search results, citations and references.
Other ideas to develop your skills
Digital skills: The digital skills self-assessment tool is available until the end of July 2021 and you can find a wealth of resources to develop your digital skills on MySkills. You can also read our recent blog posts from two of our student Co-Creators about how they are developing their digital skills:
If you need some more inspiration on how to develop your skills over the summer, have a look at our top 10 suggestions in this blog: