Whether you’ve just started or you’re a returning student – make use of some extra support in developing and improving your study skills with Academic Learning Development. They’re running workshops throughout the first semester to help all CCCU students with exam, assignment and general study skills.

If you wish to attend any of these workshops, please contact Academic Learning Development to book your place by emailing learner@canterbury.ac.uk .

And if you can’t attend any of the workshops, don’t worry, as there are plenty of online resources to help you as well!

For Canterbury:

  • Time Management & Study Habits: Weds 10 Oct, 12:30 – 2:00pm, Mg16. Thinking about how you will have enough time to juggle your study/social balance? Come to this workshop to find out how to organise your studies and survive as a student.
  • Effective Reading & Note-taking: Fri 19 Oct, 12:30 – 2:00pm, Mg17. Too much reading? Don’t know how to get through it all? Join this session for techniques on reading more effectively: Identify key ideas in academic texts and learn methods for taking notes.
  • Referencing & Plagiarism Prevention (Harvard Style): Fri 2 Nov, 12:30 – 2:00pm, Ns03-04. Why do you reference? How do you reference? How can you be sure you’re not plagiarising? What’s a secondary reference? Come along for answers to all the above as well as your own questions on anything connected to Harvard Referencing.
  • Plan & Prep Your Assignment: Wed 7 Nov, 12:30 – 2:00pm, Pf06. Don’t know where to start with your essay/assignment? This session focusses on how to prepare your first assignment, as well as academic style and format.
  • Discussion, Argument & Critical Analysis: Tues 13 Nov, 12:30 – 2:00pm, Lg25. Been told that  ‘you are not being critical enough’? This workshop explores the language and techniques involved in creating and developing arguments to make your written work less descriptive and more analytical.
  • Revision & Memory Techniques: Tues 27 Nov, 12:30 – 2:00pm, Lg25. Don’t know how to study for exams? This session will go over a variety of revision and memory techniques, and how to use them to prepare for exams.
  • Taking Essays to the Next Level: Fri 7 Dec, 12:30 – 2:00pm, AH2.23. Want to take your essays and grades to the next level? Includes how to develop and improve your draft and turn it into the finished product, not to mention academic style and format.
  • Reflective Writing in Academic Assignments: Mon 10 Dec, 12:30 – 2:00pm, Of27. What is reflective writing? How do you do it? An overview of reflective writing with techniques for recording your reflections and structuring your assignments.
  • Getting to Grips With Your Dissertation/Extended Essay: Fri 14 Dec, 12:30 – 2:00pm, Rf33. Dissertation time? Extended essay? Completely overwhelmed? Don’t worry! This session covers all aspects of dissertation writing from ‘how can I get organised?’ and ‘what should be included in the methodology?’ all the way to ‘how should I set out my references?’ Come along for advice and support on these and other related queries.

For Medway:

  • Referencing & Plagiarism Prevention (Harvard Style): Thurs 20 Sep, 12:30 – 1:30pm, CCf01. Why do you reference? How do you reference? How can you be sure you’re not plagiarising? What’s a secondary reference? Come along for answers to all the above as well as your own questions on anything connected to Harvard Referencing.
  • Plan & Prep Your Assignment: Thurs 8 Nov, 12.30 – 2.00pm, CCf01. Don’t know where to start with your essay/assignment? This session focuses on how to prepare your first assignment, as well as academic style and format.

Additional Workshop topics can be offered on request. These topics include: academic writing style, grammar, other referencing styles, memory techniques, presentation skills. Please e-mail learner@canterbury.ac.uk if you have a specific request for an additional workshop.