We want to help you develop the academic skills you need to get the most out of your studies and achieve the best grades possible.

Skills enrichment sessions run from week 2 to week 11. They are suitable for all students at all stages of their studies. Advance booking is required on MySkills.

Live online (LOIL) sessions

All sessions are 50 minutes and delivered on Microsoft Teams.

Week Monday Tuesday Thursday
Week 2 - w/c 10 Oct 6.15-7.05pm 6.15-7.05pm 6.15-7.05pm
Digital Skills: Communication Writing Scientific Reports: Structure / Style Academic Style
Week 3 - w/c 17 Oct 6.15-7.05pm 1.15-2.05pm 6.15-7.05pm
Reading & Notetaking Skills Academic Style Writing Scientific Reports: Structure / Style
Week 4 - w/c 24 Oct 12.15-1.05pm 6.15-7.05pm 6.15-7.05pm
Planning & Organising Your Writing Writing Critically Digital Skills: Communication
Week 5 - w/c 31 Oct 6.15-7.05pm 12.15-1.05pm 6.15-7.05pm
Summarising & Paraphrasing Peer Review Writing Critically
Week 6 - w/c 7 Nov 6.15-7.05pm 12.15-1.05pm 6.15-7.05pm
Introductions & Conclusions: Best Practice Referencing & Plagiarism Flow in Academic Writing
Week 7 - w/c 14 Nov 6.15-7.05pm 6.15-7.05pm 12.15-1.05pm
Writing Critically Introductions & Conclusions: Best Practice Paragraph Construction
Week 8 - w/c 21 Nov 6.15-7.05pm 12.15-1.05pm 6.15-7.05pm
Reading & Notetaking Skills Summarising & Paraphrasing Editing & Proofreading your Work
Week 9 - w/c 28 Nov 6.15-7.05pm 6.15-7.05pm 12.15-1.05pm
Seminar Skills Succeed in Exams 1 Summarising & Paraphrasing
Week 10 - w/c 5 Dec 12.15-1.05pm 6.15-7.05pm 6.15-7.05pm
Succeed in Exams 2 Flow in Academic Writing Peer Review
Week 11 - w/c 12 Dec 6.15-7.05pm 6.15-7.05pm 12.15-1.05pm
Paragraph Construction Editing & Proofreading your work Succeed in Exams 3

In-person (IPT) sessions

All sessions are 50 minutes.

Week Session
Wednesday 1.15-2.05pm (8W 2.29)
Week 2 - 12 Oct Reading & Notetaking Skills
Week 3 - 19 Oct Introductions & Conclusions: Best Practice
Week 4 - 26 Oct Academic Style
Week 5 - 2 Nov Seminar Skills
Week 6 - 9 Nov Paragraph Construction
Week 7 - 16 Nov Flow in Academic Writing
Week 8 - 23 Nov Referencing & Plagiarism
Week 9 - 30 Nov Succeed In Exams 1
Week 10 - 7 Dec Succeed in Exams 2
Week 11 - 14 Dec Succeed in Exams 3

Presentation Skills courses

Giving presentations is a vital skill for your studies and your future work. This 2-week in-person course (110 minutes per week) will help you to plan, practise and increase your confidence in delivering effective presentations.

Week Course
Wednesday 12.15-2.05pm (8W 2.19)
Week 3 - 19 Oct Presentation Skills Session 1
Week 4 - 26 Oct Presentation Skills Session 2
Week 6 - 9 Nov Presentation Skills Session 1
Week 7 - 16 Nov Presentation Skills Session 2
Week 9 - 30 Nov Presentation Skills Session 1
Week 10 - 7 Dec Presentation Skills Session 2

Before signing up for a session, please make sure that the day and time do not clash with your academic timetable by checking MyTimetable.