Summary of skills development opportunities and support during Semester 2 2022/23.

Table abbreviations: tbc = to be confirmed; n/a = not applicable; p/w = per week; w/c = week commencing

Academic skills

Course / session / other Length Start Day / time Who for Aim Delivery Information / booking
Skills enrichment sessions 50 mins Week 20 (w/c 13 February) Different days/times All students Develop a range of academic skills Online & in-person See separate timetable. Booking required. Exam skills sessions from Week 29.
Presentation skills course 2 weeks (110 mins p/w) Week 21 (w/c 20 February) Weds 12.15-2.05pm All students Plan and practise delivering effective presentations In-person Booking required.
1:1 writing tutorials 20 mins Week 19 (w/c 6 February) Different days/times All students Get personalised feedback and advice on your academic writing Online Available in weeks 19-26 and 29-31. Booking required. Feedback by email also available.
1:1 writing drop-in Up to 20 mins Week 19 (w/c 6 February) Tues & Thurs 12.15-1.05pm / 1.15-2.05pm All students Ask any question about academic writing In-person - Skills Zone Available in weeks 19-26 and 29-31. No booking required.
Online resources n/a n/a n/a All students Develop academic skills independently Online Self-access.
Academic & Employability Skills blog n/a n/a n/a All students Regular tips to enhance your study/employability skills Online Self-access. Subscribe for automatic updates.

Maths and statistics

Course / session / other Length Start Day / time Who for Aim Delivery Information / booking
General MASH drop-in 110 mins Week 15 (w/c 9 January) Daily - 12.15pm to 2.05pm All students Ask any maths or statistics questions In-person - Skills Zone Runs all semester including exam period. No booking required. More information.
MASH workshops - 1st Year Maths 110 mins Week 19 (w/c 6 February) See timetable First year students taking MA units Ask any question about year 1 mathematics units In-person Run all semester excluding exam period. No booking required. More information.
Training Space follow-up sessions 60 mins Week 18 (w/c 30 January) Different days/times First year students who have completed relevant Training Space on Moodle Provide additional help on specific maths topics Online Run to 8 February. More information.
1:1 Statistics Advisory Service (SAS) appointments 30 mins Run all year Different days/times Students/staff doing project work Provide help with any statistical problems relating to project work In-person - Skills Zone Run all year. Booking required. Online appointments on request.
Online resources n/a n/a n/a All students Develop numeracy, mathematics, statistics and typesetting skills independently Online Self-access.
Academic & Employability Skills blog n/a n/a n/a All students Regular tips to enhance your mathematics/employability skills Online Self-access. Subscribe for automatic updates.

Language and intercultural skills

Course / session / other Length Start Day / time Who for Aim Delivery Information / booking
General English courses 10 weeks (3 hours p/w) Week 20 (w/c 13 February) Tues and Thurs 6.15-7.45pm All students/staff who use English as a second language Improve general English skills In-person 3 levels. 6 credits for visiting & exchange students. Placement test opens 16 January. More information.
Discussion skills course 10 weeks (90 mins p/w) Week 20 (w/c 13 February) Weds 2.15-3.45pm All students who use English as a second language Build your confidence with spoken English In-person Booking required.
Foreign languages courses Most 10 weeks Week 20 (w/c 13 February) Different days/times All students, staff & members of the public Develop language and employability skills Depends on course 8 languages offered at different levels. More information. Monday classes start week 19 (w/c 6 February). Student enrolment opens 16 January.
Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) language sessions 50 mins p/w Week 21 (w/c 20 February) Different days/times All students Develop language and intercultural skills informally In-person Sessions in different languages facilitated by student PAL leaders. More information.
Virtual Exchanges 5/6 weeks Tbc Weekly meetings arranged by students All students Develop language and intercultural skills informally with a partner overseas Online Available in Arabic, Chinese and French. Apply by 20 February. More information.
Language Café 60 mins n/a Tues 14 February & Thurs 20 April, 1.00-2.00pm All students/staff Practise language skills informally In-person - The Edge Refreshments provided. Booking required.
British Studies courses 11 weeks (2 hours p/w) Week 19 (w/c 6 February) See course information Visiting & exchange students Develop a deeper understanding of British culture, society and English linguistics In-person 6 credits for visiting & exchange students. Booking required.
DiY Language Learning n/a n/a n/a All students Develop core language learning skills independently Online Self-access Moodle.
Academic & Employability Skills blog n/a n/a n/a All students Regular tips to enhance your language/employability skills Online Self-access. Subscribe for automatic updates.

Digital skills

Course / session / other Length Start Day / time Who for Aim Delivery Information / booking
Online resources n/a n/a n/a All students Assess and develop your digital capabilities independently Online Self-access.
Academic & Employability Skills blog n/a n/a n/a All students Regular tips guidance to enhance your digital/employability skills Online Self-access. Subscribe for automatic updates.

Information events

Skills Centre staff will be available at a series of information events in the Library foyer throughout Semester 2:

Week Date Time What can you find out about?
19 Tues 7 February 11.00am to 2.00pm Language courses/enrolment
20 Weds 15 February 11.00am to 2.00pm Academic writing
24 Tues 14 March 11.00am to 2.00pm Employability skills (with Careers Service)
29 Weds 19 April 11.00am to 2.00pm Exams 'surgery'
35 Tues 30 May 11.00am to 2.00pm Dissertations

Come along and ask us any questions about academic and employability skills and our development opportunities.

MySkills

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