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2018

January

11/01/18
  • Postgraduate Essay Writing
  • Tony Corballis
  • This workshop provides the tools for taught Masters students to write successful essays.

12/01/18
18/01/18
  • Postgraduate Essay Writing
  • Tony Corballis
  • This workshop provides the tools for taught Masters students to write successful essays.

19/01/18
24/01/18
  • Teaching Students with Learning Differences [PDHEP Units 1.5]
  • Carol John and Zoe Davis
  • This part of the PDHEP Series aims to shift assumptions about disability in relation to teaching and learning by developing expertise in identifying and responding to the needs of students with Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs).

25/01/18
  • Preparing for your Masters Dissertation
  • Tony Corballis
  • Often writing a dissertation can seem like a daunting task. This workshop is for taught Masters students who would like some help thinking about, and planning their dissertations.

26/01/18
30/01/18
30/01/18
  • Rethinking Assessment [PDHEP Unit 2.6]
  • Mehmet Izbudak
  • This workshop unit will evaluate new and newer assessment approaches, with specific reference to the appropriateness of the methods in assessing stated learning outcomes.

February

01/02/18
  • Planning and Writing an ISP
  • Tony Corballis
  • The aim of this workshop is to provide students with strategies for generating focused research questions and to hone the necessary writing skills needed to produce a clear and coherent ISP. It also looks at general issues of carrying out undergraduate research, as well as how to write a literature review.

02/02/18
08/02/18
  • Preparing for your Masters Dissertation
  • Tony Corballis
  • Often writing a dissertation can seem like a daunting task. This workshop is for taught Masters students who would like some help thinking about, and planning their dissertations.

09/02/18
  • How to check your argument – Proofreading strategies
  • Joanna Nolan
  • This workshop is designed to teach students how to effectively and efficiently proofread or check their own written arguments. It will cover theoretical dos and don’ts as well as teach students practical strategies they can apply to their own work

09/02/18
  • Planning, Structuring and Editing an essay
  • Maria Rijo
  • Essays are not just about putting pen to paper, but what you do before. This workshop will teach the step-by-step process of planning, structuring and writing an essay.

21/02/18
21/02/18

March

01/03/18
  • Preparing for your Masters Dissertation
  • Tony Corballis
  • Often writing a dissertation can seem like a daunting task. This workshop is for taught Masters students who would like some help thinking about, and planning their dissertations.

02/03/18
  • Maximising your Reading
  • Maria Rijo
  • This workshop offers students the tips and tools to read quicker, understand text better without memorising, and remember the content of their readings. The first section of the workshop focuses on theory, and the second section allows student to apply this through a series of practical exercises.

09/03/18
09/03/18
  • Planning and Writing an ISP
  • Tony Corballis
  • The aim of this workshop is to provide students with strategies for generating focused research questions and to hone the necessary writing skills needed to produce a clear and coherent ISP. It also looks at general issues of carrying out undergraduate research, as well as how to write a literature review.

09/03/18
  • Effectively identifying resources
  • Maria Rijo
  • Being given extensive lists of readings for each lecture in a term, as well as having plenty of choices made available on the multiple search engines in the library, knowing what to select and to prioritise is frequently a problem. This workshop offers students tips on how to efficiently identify core readings crucial to essays, presentations and dissertation plans.

20/03/18
  • From an interest to a research question
  • Maria Rijo
  • Learn the step by step process of going from an idea, to a research question and finally a successfully drafted dissertation plan in this workshop.

20/03/18
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mehmet Izbudak
  • This workshop is directed at students who wish to make their thinking, reading and presentation clear, effective and precise.

21/03/18
21/03/18
22/03/18
22/03/18
  • Procrastination Workshop
  • Alison Barty
  • If you find you struggle with procrastination, this workshop may help you break familiar habits - and reduce the pressure.

22/03/18
  • Preparing for your Masters Dissertation
  • Tony Corballis
  • Often writing a dissertation can seem like a daunting task. This workshop is for taught Masters students who would like some help thinking about, and planning their dissertations.

23/03/18
  • Exam Techniques
  • Joanna Nolan
  • Your exams are not too far away, but if you begin to plan and prepare for what lies ahead now you are more likely to succeed and fulfill your potential. So come along to this workshop which looks at the key skills required when preparing and doing an exam at SOAS.

23/03/18
23/03/18

April

13/04/18
  • Teaching Students with Learning Differences [PDHEP Units 1.5]
  • Carol John and Angela Axon
  • This part of the PDHEP Series aims to shift assumptions about disability in relation to teaching and learning by developing expertise in identifying and responding to the needs of students with Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs).

24/04/18
  • Exam revision and techniques
  • Mehmet Izbudak
  • Your exams are not too far away, but if you begin to plan and prepare for what lies ahead now you are more likely to succeed and fulfill your potential. So come along to this workshop which looks at the key skills required when preparing and doing an exam at SOAS.

24/04/18
26/04/18
  • Speed Reading
  • Ben Mason
  • This workshop will present several strategies that can be employed to improve your reading comprehension and speed.

27/04/18
  • Exam Techniques
  • Ben Mason
  • Your exams are not too far away, but if you begin to plan and prepare for what lies ahead now you are more likely to succeed and fulfill your potential. So come along to this workshop which looks at the key skills required when preparing and doing an exam at SOAS.

27/04/18

May

01/05/18
  • Speed 1-1 Exam Drop-in
  • Ben Mason
  • This “speed drop-in” is an opportunity for SOAS students to discuss questions they may have about exam techniques with one of our tutors.

03/05/18
  • Exam Techniques
  • Ben Mason
  • Your exams are not too far away, but if you begin to plan and prepare for what lies ahead now you are more likely to succeed and fulfill your potential. So come along to this workshop which looks at the key skills required when preparing and doing an exam at SOAS.

04/05/18
  • Exam revision and techniques
  • Mehmet Izbudak
  • Your exams are not too far away, but if you begin to plan and prepare for what lies ahead now you are more likely to succeed and fulfill your potential. So come along to this workshop which looks at the key skills required when preparing and doing an exam at SOAS.

08/05/18
  • Exam Techniques
  • Ben Mason
  • Your exams are not too far away, but if you begin to plan and prepare for what lies ahead now you are more likely to succeed and fulfill your potential. So come along to this workshop which looks at the key skills required when preparing and doing an exam at SOAS.

08/05/18
  • Revision drop-in
  • Angela Gallagher-Brett
  • This drop-in session is an opportunity for students to discuss any questions they may have about their revision with a teacher.

17/05/18
29/05/18
  • Critical Approaches to Reading
  • Mehmet Izbudak
  • This session addresses the most common problems encountered by students when trying to read critically and aims to showcase solutions / critical reading techniques.

June

01/06/18
  • Dissertation Drop-in surgery
  • Maria Rijo
  • This session “drop-in” is for taught Masters students and is an opportunity for students to discuss questions they may have about the dissertation process with a teacher.

05/06/18
  • Critical Approaches to Reading
  • Mehmet Izbudak
  • This session addresses the most common problems encountered by students when trying to read critically and aims to showcase solutions / critical reading techniques.

06/06/18
13/06/18
  • Become the Organised YOU
  • Pablo Van Schravendyk
  • This workshop will benefit postgraduate students working on dissertations this summer, who feel overwhelmed, indecisive or leave the completion of work to the last minute. Participants will leave the workshop with an individual action plan to develop the habits which fit your vision for a more organised you.

14/06/18
26/06/18
27/06/18
29/06/18

July

03/07/18
04/07/18
  • Dissertation Q & A
  • Maria Rijo
  • This session is for Masters students who wish to discuss questions they may have about the dissertation writing & planning process.

11/07/18
  • Critical Approaches to Reading
  • Mehmet Izbudak
  • This session addresses the most common problems encountered by students when trying to read critically and aims to showcase solutions / critical reading techniques.

17/07/18
  • Procrastination Workshop
  • Alison Barty
  • If you find you struggle with procrastination, this workshop may help you break familiar habits - and reduce the pressure.

19/07/18
  • 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.

24/07/18
25/07/18
  • Dissertation Q & A
  • Maria Rijo
  • This session is for Masters students who wish to discuss questions they may have about the dissertation writing & planning process.

August

01/08/18
01/08/18
  • Dissertation Drop-in surgery
  • Maria Rijo
  • This session “drop-in” is for taught Masters students and is an opportunity for students to discuss questions they may have about the dissertation process with a teacher.

07/08/18
  • 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.

10/08/18
  • Dissertation Drop-in surgery
  • Maria Rijo
  • This session “drop-in” is for taught Masters students and is an opportunity for students to discuss questions they may have about the dissertation process with a teacher.

22/08/18
  • Finalising and editing your dissertation
  • Mehmet Izbudak
  • All the research that you have done of course needs to result in an end product that showcases accurately your work. This workshop is designed to help you manage the final steps of this journey by suggesting ways to bring together bodies of work; and put distance between yourself and your work.

24/08/18
  • Dissertation Q & A
  • Mehmet Izbudak
  • This session is for Masters students who wish to discuss questions they may have about the dissertation writing & planning process.

September

06/09/18
  • Dissertation Drop-in surgery
  • Joanna Nolan
  • This session “drop-in” is for taught Masters students and is an opportunity for students to discuss questions they may have about the dissertation process.

11/09/18
  • Dissertation Drop-in surgery
  • Joanna Nolan
  • This session “drop-in” is for taught Masters students and is an opportunity for students to discuss questions they may have about the dissertation process.

18/09/18

October

04/10/18
09/10/18
09/10/18
  • Effectively identifying resources
  • Maria Rijo
  • Being given extensive lists of readings for each lecture in a term, as well as having plenty of choices made available on the multiple search engines in the library, knowing what to select and to prioritise is frequently a problem. This workshop offers students tips on how to efficiently identify core readings crucial to essays, presentations and dissertation plans.

11/10/18
12/10/18
16/10/18
  • Maximising your Reading
  • Maria Rijo
  • This workshop offers students the tips and tools to read quicker, understand text better without memorising, and remember the content of their readings. The first section of the workshop focuses on theory, and the second section allows student to apply this through a series of practical exercises.

16/10/18
17/10/18
  • Critical Approaches to Reading
  • Mehmet Izbudak
  • This session addresses the most common problems encountered by students when trying to read critically and aims to showcase solutions / critical reading techniques.

18/10/18
19/10/18
19/10/18
  • Speed Reading
  • Ben Mason
  • This workshop will present several strategies that can be employed to improve your reading comprehension and speed.

23/10/18
24/10/18
  • Reading and Note-Taking
  • Ben Mason
  • This session addresses the most common problems encountered by students when reading and taking notes.

25/10/18
  • Preparing for your Masters Dissertation
  • Tony Corballis
  • Often writing a dissertation can seem like a daunting task. This workshop is for taught Masters students who would like some help thinking about, and planning their dissertations.

25/10/18
29/10/18
30/10/18
  • Planning, Structuring and Editing an essay
  • Maria Rijo
  • Essays are not just about putting pen to paper, but what you do before. This workshop will teach the step-by-step process of planning, structuring and writing an essay.

31/10/18

November

01/11/18
  • Preparing for your Masters Dissertation
  • Tony Corballis
  • Often writing a dissertation can seem like a daunting task. This workshop is for taught Masters students who would like some help thinking about, and planning their dissertations.

05/11/18
  • Maximising your Reading
  • Maria Rijo
  • This workshop offers students the tips and tools to read quicker, understand text better without memorising, and remember the content of their readings. The first section of the workshop focuses on theory, and the second section allows student to apply this through a series of practical exercises.

13/11/18
  • Speed Reading
  • Ben Mason
  • This workshop will present several strategies that can be employed to improve your reading comprehension and speed.

15/11/18
15/11/18
16/11/18
20/11/18
  • Procrastination Workshop
  • Alison Barty
  • If you find you struggle with procrastination, this workshop may help you break familiar habits - and reduce the pressure.

21/11/18
  • Teaching Students with Learning Differences [PDHEP Units 1.5]
  • Carol John and Angela Axon
  • This part of the PDHEP Series aims to shift assumptions about disability in relation to teaching and learning by developing expertise in identifying and responding to the needs of students with Specific Learning Differences (SpLDs).

21/11/18
22/11/18
  • Reading and Note-Taking
  • Ben Mason
  • This session addresses the most common problems encountered by students when reading and taking notes.

22/11/18
23/11/18
27/11/18
27/11/18
28/11/18
29/11/18
30/11/18
  • How to check your argument – Proofreading strategies
  • Joanna Nolan
  • This workshop is designed to teach students how to effectively and efficiently proofread or check their own written arguments. It will cover theoretical dos and don’ts as well as teach students practical strategies they can apply to their own work

30/11/18

December

12/12/18
  • Preparing for your Masters Dissertation
  • Tony Corballis
  • Often writing a dissertation can seem like a daunting task. This workshop is for taught Masters students who would like some help thinking about, and planning their dissertations.