SOAS University of London

Learning and Teaching Development

Study Skills Workshops

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Forthcoming Events

Tools for Dissertations

Fiona Prendergast/ Sultan Wadud

This interactive session aims to give an overview of some of the many online tools useful in continuing your work over the next few months, such as those for personal time management, mindmapping, and referencing such as Rescue Time, Mindmup and RefMe.

2 June 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, E35, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tools for Dissertations

Fiona Prendergast/ Sultan Wadud

This interactive session aims to give an overview of some of the many online tools useful in continuing your work over the next few months, such as those for personal time management, mindmapping, and referencing such as Rescue Time, Mindmup and RefMe.

7 June 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, E35, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Managing your Dissertation

Fiona Prendergast

This interactive workshop is designed to assist Masters students with planning their dissertation project and managing their workload throughout the process. The session will also provide students with a range of practical techniques for managing their time and meeting deadlines. Participants will be given an opportunity to raise issues related to dissertation workloads and to receive feedback from peers and from the trainer.

22 June 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51a, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Procrastination Workshop

Alison Barty

This workshop is designed to provide students with advice and guidance about how to reduce dissertation deadline pressure and break familiar procrastination habits.

14 July 2016, Brunei Gallery, B111, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Keeping motivated during your masters dissertation

Angela Gallagher-Brett

This workshop is aimed at Masters students and provides an overview of key principles involved in keeping motivated during the dissertation. It covers topics such as goal setting, attention management, task management and looking after yourself. Students will be given an opportunity to discuss motivational barriers they are experiencing and will be provided with a range of strategies for staying motivated during the ups and downs of the dissertation process.

26 July 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Dissertation Q&A Session for Masters Students

Mehmet Izbudak

This session is for Masters students who wish to discuss questions they may have about the dissertation writing & planning process.

29 July 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Dissertation Q&A Session for Masters Students

Mehmet Izbudak

This session is for Masters students who wish to discuss questions they may have about the dissertation writing & planning process.

16 August 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Dissertation Editing and Proofreading

Fiona Prendergast

All the research that you have done of course needs to result in an end product. This workshop is designed to help you manage the final steps of this journey.

17 August 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Dissertation Editing and Proofreading

Fiona Prendergast

All the research that you have done of course needs to result in an end product. This workshop is designed to help you manage the final steps of this journey.

22 August 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Dealing with Deadline Stress (for Masters Students)

Alison Barty

This session is for students who are concerned about potentially missing their dissertation deadline and would like to find out about what can be done to relieve forms of stress, anxiety and internalised pressure.

23 August 2016, Russell Square: College Buildings, MEET 116, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM