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Academic Skills Workshops


What skills workshops are on offer?

 The Advisers run a programme of Academic Skills Workshops in Trimesters 1 and 2. The workshops are open to all students and are free of charge. They offer students practical, useful, and time-tested strategies applicable to nearly every aspect of university study. They cover a variety of topics with particular emphasis on the skills required to think critically, deliver effective oral presentations, provide proper citations, and craft well-written essays and reports. A typical workshop runs from one to two hours in length. They are all full of hints and tips on how to help students to improve their marks!


What workshops are available in a typical trimester?

 The Advisers have developed a core suite of workshops. These include:


·         Yes, but why? Applying critical thinking skills

·         Gift of the gab: Delivering oral presentations

·         Pen to paper: Writing your first essays or reports

·         ‘Well-written and argued’: Developing your writing skills

·         How many words? Literature reviews and dissertation management

·         Who said what? Referencing and plagiarism

·         Ready or not: Exam preparation and revision


Every Academic Skills Workshop involves students in reflective and engaging activities, designed to support skills development. Due to the popularity of our workshops, it is best to book well in advance.


How do students find out more?

A full schedule of the dates and times of the workshops running in each trimester is available on News & Events on the Student Portal. The workshops are listed under Up coming events. All the workshops listed here are FREE to attend and there is no need to book, just come along. Information about each workshop is also advertised on the student portal.


Do the Advisers offer contextualised workshops?

The Advisers are available to customise workshops within taught programmes, and can time the workshops to meet study skills requirements of particular student groups. For further information contact academicadvisers@napier.ac.uk.