Learning Development Service

Contact Info

Learning Development Service
Student Guidance Centre

Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 3618

E-mail: lds@qub.ac.uk

Office Hours

Normal hours are Monday-Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Evening and Skype appointments are available upon request.

2011 Teaching Award Recipient

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Tuesdays, 6-7pm @ PFC 02/026

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Week 2 - 11th February 2014 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 - 18th February 2014 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 - 25th February 2014 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 - 4th March 2014 Referencing: Footnotes including Vancouver

This workshop outlines both footnote and endnote referencing systems with a Q&A session for specific referencing queries.

Week 6 - 11th March 2014 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 - 18th March 2014 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 - 25th March 2014 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 - 1st April 2014 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 - 29th April 2014 Literature Review

This workshop provides a step-by-step approach to writing a literature review.

Week 11 - 6th May 2014 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 - 13th May 2014 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 lds@qub.ac.uk if you have any queries or special requirements.


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