Learning Development Service
Student Guidance Centre
Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 3618
Normal hours are Monday-Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Evening and Skype appointments are available upon request.
2011 Teaching Award Recipient
Tuesdays, 6-7pm @ PFC 02/026
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Week 2 - 8 October 2013 Independent Study
This workshop is suitable for undergraduates, particularly first years, who are unsure of what is meant by independent study. The workshop provides information about understanding expectations, using feedback effectively and developing relevant academic skills. Group participation is encouraged through discussion and asking questions.
Week 3 - 15 October 2013 Essay Writing: The Essentials
This workshop is suitable for any student who wants to improve their understanding of essay writing and will go through the eight steps to writing an essay. This workshop is likely to be most useful for undergraduate students.
Week 4 - 22 October 2013 Referencing: Harvard
This practical workshop focuses on the Harvard system, demonstrating how to format in-text citations and a bibliography. There will be a Q&A session at the end for specific referencing queries.
Week 5 - 29 October 2013 Referencing: Footnotes including Vancouver
This workshop outlines both footnote and endnote referencing systems with a Q&A session for specific referencing queries.
Week 6 - 5 November 2013 Critical Reading and Writing
This workshop aims to help you understand the skills involved in reading and writing critically. The steps involved in critical thinking will be discussed and you will have an opportunity to apply the techniques covered. The differences in descriptive writing and critical writing will also be outlined. This workshop is likely to be most useful for students who are unsure of what is meant by critical thinking.
Week 7 - 12 November 2013 Presentation Skills
This workshop covers the steps involved in preparing and delivering an oral presentation. It will talk you through from planning and practising your presentation to techniques to help with delivery. The workshop does not cover PowerPoint or the use of technology in presentations.
Week 8 - 19 November 2013 Undergraduate Dissertations
This workshop considers the key issues and stages involved in producing a successful undergraduate dissertation. It will cover tips on getting started, planning, structure, literature reviews, research and critical reading, writing-up, editing and proof reading.
Week 9 - 26 November 2013 Report Writing
This workshop provides an overview of report writing - from how to plan and structure a report; to collecting, organising and presenting data effectively.
Week 10 - 3 December 2013 Literature Review
This workshop provides a step-by-step approach to writing a literature review.
Week 11 - 10 December 2013 Reflective Writing
An interactive session that will introduce students to the key elements of reflective writing. This workshop is of particular benefit to students who must write a reflective analysis of work-based skills practice.
Week 12 - 17 December 2013 Exam Preparation
This interactive workshop, aimed at undergraduate students, looks at the common difficulties students experience during revision time and presents techniques for overcoming those difficulties.
A place on these workshops must be booked through Queen's Online. See this video for a guide to registering.
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Please note: all the academic skills workshops will now take place in PFC 02/026.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries or special requirements.