Academic skills workshops

Online learning

This video will help you to prepare for the online environment, ensuring that you feel confident participating in online classrooms. The video also provides support in time management so that you can get the most out of your study time. 

Returning to education

For mature students or those returning to education after some time. This video will help you to better understand what’s expected at university, explore strategies for studying alongside other commitments and get to grips with online learning. 

If you are a new student, you might find our short videos on academic writing, critical thinking and referencing useful.

Assessment support week

During the two Assessment Support Weeks 10-14 and 17-21 May, the Academic and Digital Skills Centre will be delivering a series of workshops which can be accessed through our timetable.

For those who are unable to book onto the current series of events, students can access recordings of previous sessions below:

Preparing for online assessments

This workshop shared strategies for approaching online assessment particularly open-book exams and canvas quizzes. See the video.

Online learning tools

This workshop introduced some of the digital tools that can aid with various aspects of study. Some of the tools covered include Office365, OneNote, Whiteboard and Focus Keeper. See the video.

Engaging with feedback

This workshop explored strategies for getting the most out of your feedback so that you can improve your next assignment. See the video

Managing long documents in Word

This workshop covered how to use the automated features in Word to make creating and editing long documents easier and less frustrating. Includes demonstrations of using and editing styles, contents, headers, indexes etc. See the video.

Introduction to academic writing

This workshop covered some of the essential features of essay writing: introductions, arguments, paragraph structure and signposting. See the video

Contact us

For Research postgraduate queries (MRes or PhD) please contact libraryresearchskills@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

For any Taught student queries (UG/MA/MSc) please contact asc@contacts.bham.ac.uk

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