SOAS University of London

Learning and Teaching Development

Study Skills Workshops

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Forthcoming Events

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.

29 May 2018, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51a, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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.

1 June 2018, Russell Square: College Buildings, B111, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Reading and Note-Taking for the Masters Dissertation

Mehmet Izbudak

This session addresses the most common problems encountered by students when reading and taking notes in preparation for their masters dissertation.

6 June 2018, Russell Square: College Buildings, KLT (Khalili Lecture Theatre), 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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.

13 June 2018, Russell Square: College Buildings, KLT (Khalili Lecture Theatre), 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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.

22 June 2018, Russell Square: College Buildings, G51, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Reading and Note-Taking for the Masters Dissertation

Mehmet Izbudak

This session addresses the most common problems encountered by students when reading and taking notes in preparation for their masters dissertation.

3 July 2018, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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.

4 July 2018, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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.

11 July 2018, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Procrastination Workshop

Alison Barty

If you find you struggle with procrastination, this workshop may help you break familiar habits - and reduce the pressure.

17 July 2018, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 1:00 PM - 2:30 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.

19 July 2018, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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.

27 July 2018, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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.

3 August 2018, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4429, 1:00 PM - 3:00 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.

7 August 2018, Paul Webley Wing (Senate House), 4426, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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.

15 August 2018, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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.

22 August 2018, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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.

29 August 2018, Russell Square: College Buildings, 4426, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM