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2019

January

15/01/19
  • 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.

22/01/19
23/01/19
  • 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.

29/01/19
31/01/19
  • 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.

February

01/02/19
  • 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.

05/02/19
05/02/19
  • Procrastination Workshop
  • Alison Barty
  • If you find you struggle with procrastination, this workshop may help you break familiar habits - and reduce the pressure.

06/02/19
  • 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.

12/02/19
13/02/19
  • Diversity, Disability and Difference [PDHEP Units 1.6]
  • Dominik Jackson-Cole/Arvind Sandhu
  • Covering the law, language, unconscious /implicit bias and other issues related to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in an informal and discursive way, the two hour module will provide a sound basis from which to develop and build your own inclusive teaching practice. Resources and other sources of information for future reference will also be provided.

15/02/19
  • 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.

18/02/19
20/02/19
26/02/19
  • 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

27/02/19
  • 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.

28/02/19

March

01/03/19
  • 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.

07/03/19
  • 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.

11/03/19
12/03/19
13/03/19
  • 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.

14/03/19
  • Diversity, Disability and Difference [PDHEP Units 1.6]
  • Dominik Jackson-Cole/Arvind Sandhu
  • Covering the law, language, unconscious /implicit bias and other issues related to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in an informal and discursive way, the two hour module will provide a sound basis from which to develop and build your own inclusive teaching practice. Resources and other sources of information for future reference will also be provided.

14/03/19
15/03/19
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mehmet Izbudak
  • This workshop is directed at students who wish to make their thinking, reading and presentation clear, effective and precise.

April

04/04/19
  • Speed Reading
  • Ben Mason
  • This workshop will present several strategies that can be employed to improve your reading comprehension and speed.

10/04/19
  • 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.

11/04/19
  • 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.

11/04/19
  • 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.

24/04/19
30/04/19

May

03/05/19
07/05/19
  • 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.

07/05/19
08/05/19
09/05/19
  • 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.

10/05/19
  • 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.

13/05/19
  • Research methods for dissertation writers: I. Designing a research project
  • Yenn Lee
  • This is a three-part workshop designed to help master's students in planning and executing their dissertation projects. Participants need not attend all three sessions although they are strongly encouraged. 

    In this first session, the group will discuss how to formulate a research question, how to choose appropriate methods of investigation, and how to ensure robust findings. 

16/05/19
17/05/19
  • Revision drop-in
  • Maria Rijo
  • This drop-in session is an opportunity for students to discuss any questions they may have about their revision with a teacher.

17/05/19
  • 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.

20/05/19
21/05/19
24/05/19
  • Revision drop-in
  • Maria Rijo
  • This drop-in session is an opportunity for students to discuss any questions they may have about their revision with a teacher.

24/05/19
  • 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.

31/05/19
  • 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.

June

03/06/19
07/06/19
  • Dissertation referencing and citing workshop
  • Maria Rijo
  • 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.

07/06/19
12/06/19
14/06/19
  • 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.

July

10/07/19
  • Dissertation Drop-in surgery and Q&A
  • Maria Rijo/Federica Gamberini
  • 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.

10/07/19
16/07/19
  • Speed Reading
  • Ben Mason
  • This workshop will present several strategies that can be employed to improve your reading comprehension and speed.

16/07/19
  • Procrastination Workshop
  • Alison Barty
  • If you find you struggle with procrastination, this workshop may help you break familiar habits - and reduce the pressure.

16/07/19
  • Critical Approaches to Reading
  • Maria Rijo
  • This session addresses the most common problems encountered by students when trying to read critically and aims to showcase solutions / critical reading techniques.

17/07/19
  • Managing your Dissertation
  • Tony Corballis
  • 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.

18/07/19
25/07/19
31/07/19
  • Dissertation Drop-in surgery and Q&A
  • 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.

August

02/08/19
07/08/19
  • Managing your Dissertation
  • Tony Corballis
  • 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.

20/08/19
  • 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.

21/08/19
  • Finalising and editing your dissertation
  • Tony Corballis
  • 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.

28/08/19
  • Dissertation Drop-in surgery and Q&A
  • 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.

September