Semester 2 2023/24 programme
At-a-glance programme of skills development opportunities this Semester:
|Skills enrichment workshops
|Tues/Weds at different times
|Develop key skills to enhance your academic performance and boost your employability
|Weeks 20-31. 50 mins. LOIL & in-person. Booking required.
|Tues/Thurs 12.15-2.05pm - alternates with Academic Writing Circles
|Ask any question about academic writing
|In-person in the Skills Zone. No booking required.
|Academic Writing Circles
|Tues/Thurs 12:15-13:05 and 14:15-15:05 - alternates with writing drop-in
|Discuss and improve different aspects of your writing with peers
|In-person in the Skills Zone. Booking required.
|1:1 writing tutorials
|Individual support to develop your academic writing
|20 mins. Online. Feedback by email also available. Booking required.
|Develop academic skills independently
|Maths & statistics
|Ask any maths, statistics or programming question
|In-person in the Skills Zone. Runs all semester including exam period. No booking required.
|1st year maths students
|Ask any Python question
|In-person. No booking required.
|Year 1 maths drop-in
|1st year maths students
|Ask any question about year 1 mathematics units
|In-person. Run all semester excluding exam period. No booking required.
|1:1 statistics appointments
|Students doing project work
|Help with any statistical problems relating to project work
|In-person in the Skills Zone or online. Run all year. Booking required.
|Develop numeracy, mathematics, statistics and typesetting skills independently
|Languages & intercultural skills
|General English course
|Tues & Thurs: 6.15-7.45pm
|Students using English as a second language
|Improve English language
|Starts week 20. In-person. New students need to complete a placement test.
|Foreign languages courses
|Develop language and employability skills
|Start week 20. Most 10 weeks. LOIL & in-person. 8 languages at different levels. Student enrolment opens 15 Jan.
|New! British Sign Language (BSL) course
|Develop BSL and employability skills
|Runs weeks 19-31 (10 weeks). In-person.
|British Studies courses
|See course information
|Visiting & exchange students
|Deepen your understanding of British literature, culture & English linguistics
|Runs weeks 19-31 (11 weeks). In-person. Booking required.
|Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) language sessions
|Develop language/intercultural skills informally
|In-person. Sessions in different languages run by student PAL leaders.
|To be arranged
|Develop language/intercultural skills with a partner overseas
|Available for Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian and German.
|Chinese Film Night
|Thursday 8 Feb
|A chance for all members of the University to come together to celebrate 龍年 lóng nián
|In-person in University Hall, 2 West. Booking required
|Tues 13 Feb & Thurs 18 Apr, 1-2pm
|Practise language skills informally
|In-person in the The Edge. Refreshments provided. Booking required.
|Mon & Weds: 12.15-1.15pm
|Get help and support with French (Mon) and German (Weds)
|In-person in the Skills Zone from week 20. No booking required.
|Alternate Tuesdays, 1.30-3.00pm
|Find out how to develop language and employability skills
|In-person in the Careers Centre, WH 2.24. No booking required.
|Code First Girls (CFG) courses
|All female/non-binary students
|Develop coding skills
|Range of free online courses available.
|Assess and develop your digital capabilities independently
Table abbreviations: LOIL = live online interactive learning; n/a = not applicable.
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Skills Centre staff will be available at a series of information events in the Library throughout Semester 2. Come along and ask us any questions about developing your academic and employability skills.
|What can you find out about?
|Tues 6 Feb
|Semester 2 skills development opportunities
|Weds 13 Mar
|Tues 23 Apr
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