Study Well-Fayres

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Looking to take a break, try something new, or get study tips ahead of the Easter vacation? Join us for our third Study Well-Fayre of 2023-2024 on Tuesday 19 March and Thursday 21 March at Main Library, with these scheduled events.

Tuesday 19 March

10:00-12:00: Crochet - Library Lounge

All levels of experience welcome! Join the library team and fellow students to try your hand at a new craft or bring your own project and enjoy a social, mindful session.

13:00-15:00: PAT dogs* - UB Well area, ground floor

Take a moment to relax and pet one of the visiting dogs from Pets as Therapy.

15:00-16:00: Writing Poetry for Wellbeing – Academic Skills Training Room, first floor, Main Library

Writing poetry can help us to reflect on and express how we are feeling and have a positive impact on our wellbeing. In this one-hour session, you will have the opportunity to write a haiku, turn prose into poetry, and consider how you might build a regular poetry-writing habit into your life. Drop-in, no booking required.

Thursday 21 March

10:00-12:00: Crochet – Library Lounge

All levels of experience welcome! Join the library team and fellow students to try your hand at a new craft or bring your own project and enjoy a social, mindful session.

11:00-13:00: PAT dogs* - UB well area, Ground floor

Take a moment to relax and pet one of the visiting dogs from Pets as Therapy.

12:00-13:00: Writing Poetry for Wellbeing - Main Library Training Room 2, fourth floor

Writing poetry can help us to reflect on and express how we are feeling and have a positive impact on our wellbeing. In this one-hour session, you will have the opportunity to write a haiku, turn prose into poetry, and consider how you might build a regular poetry-writing habit into your life. Drop-in, no booking required.

13:00-14:00: Academic Skills Drop-In - Academic Skills Training Room, first floor, Main Library

A chance to meet with a skills advisor to ask quick questions about academic skills including time management, referencing, planning an assignment, and revision and exam preparation.

*Please remember that the dogs who take part in our event are specially trained to do so. Other dogs on campus may have other roles, for example they may be working assistance dogs. Assistance dogs are working to keep their owner safe and so please give them the space to do their job. Don't pet them or take photos unless their owner has given permission.

This year Pets as Therapy also celebrates its fortieth anniversary. The Cadbury Research Library team have put together a small selection of photographs of pets in the heritage collections.

Online workshops for exams and assignments

In March, the Academic Skills Centre are running several online workshops to help you prepare for assignments and exams. They are covering topics such as critical thinking, reading and notetaking, writing effective paragraphs, editing and proofreading your work, and preparing for exams. These workshops are a great opportunity to hone your skills and make sure you’re ready to write your assignments and revise for your exams. Suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Book your place online.

Online workshops available are:

  • Critical thinking: Monday 11 March 13:00-14:00 (UK time)
  • Reading and notetaking strategies, with a focus on prepping notes for exams: Tuesday 12 March 11:00-12:00 (UK time)
  • Improving your academic writing: Wednesday 13 March 13:00-14:00 (UK time)
  • How to write effective paragraphs: Monday 18 March 14:00-15:00 (UK time)
  • Editing and proofreading techniques: Tuesday 19 March 10:00-11:00 (UK time)
  • Exams and Revision: Thursday 21 March 12:00-13:00 (UK time)

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