Join us for a summer of connecting and learning with our two-week programme of online supportive sessions for Be Connected (w/c 14th June 2021), and end your academic year (or start your summer!) on a positive note.
Throughout Be Connected weeks the Library, Academic Skills team, and Writing Development Centre are hosting a series of online live events that will help you enhance those all-important academic skills. We will also be highlighting our very best resources, so you’ll have a host of useful tools and advice at your fingertips.
A good place to start
Now is a great time to take a step back and assess your academic skills, review your deadlines, and organise your research. Join the Academic Skills Development team for an essential workshop on Time Management or sign up to a session to work on academic skills for your dissertation. The Library’s live session on ‘Getting the most from your search strategy’ will give you the tools to improve your search skills, particularly if you are undertaking a Systematic Review:
Time management: priorities and breaks
Academic skills for dissertations
Getting the most from your search strategy – Hints and tips
Library Subject Support Blog: Top tips
Academic Skills and Writing Development blog: Time Management
As you embark on your dissertation or research project there are many ways the Library, Academic Skills Development team and Writing Development Centre can advise and support you with your reading, notetaking, searching, and critical thinking. Our live Dissertation and Literature Review sessions are designed to help you at each stage of your research, whether you’re looking to plan your next steps, or add in finishing touches before submission. Also check out a fantastic session from our Special Collections and Archives team, which highlights how you can use our incredible collections for your research.
Critical writing: indicating stance
Managing a Dissertation, Thesis or Research Project
Dissertations: Building from firm foundations
Dissertations: The Finishing Touches
The Literature Review: in Discussion with the WDC
Introduction to Special Collections and Archives
Library Subject Support blog: Subject Guides
Academic Skills and Writing Development blog: Dissertations
Searching, Reading and Notetaking
Fine-tune your skills
You might feel confident with your academic skills, but maybe some of those abilities could use a little bit of fine-tuning? Take time during Be Connected to hone your skills with the help of our live sessions. Referencing and referencing management can easily fall off your list of priorities, so to help you keep on top of all those citations and bibliographies the Library will be looking at common referencing problems and where to find help. Or you might like to investigate some of our subject specialist resources, such as newspapers, audio-visual, company information or market research:
Finding newspapers and audio-visual sources for your research
Business resources: finding and using company information for your research
Business resources: finding and using market research for your research
Library Subject Support blog: Referencing
Shape the future
During these two weeks the Academic Skills Development team want to hear from you at two focus groups to gather feedback on the redevelopment of the Academic Skills Kit website and to inform the creation of future resources:
Wednesday, June 16th, 2pm: Academic Skills Development Team focus group
Wednesday, June 23rd, 3pm: Academic Skills Development Team focus group
We look forward to seeing you soon!