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Study Advice webinars

Upcoming webinars to help develop your study skills

Introduction

The Study Advice team will be running webinars throughout the summer term to support you with all aspects of your study. This term’s webinars will include an Ask and Share session in April to help you prepare for your exams and our Masters Dissertation Fayre in June. The Masters Dissertation Fayre comprises of a week of webinars, offering advice on all elements of your dissertation planning and writing, from choosing a research methodology to writing your literature review. These friendly webinars are designed for you to get some tips from the experts and put your studies on track for success.

After attending a webinar, you may also want to book a 1-2-1 session with a Study Adviser to discuss a particular assessment or issue in more depth. Appointments can be booked by completing this simple online form

For those that prefer online resources, we have a suite of video tutorials and study guides covering all aspects of study on our Study Advice pages.

If you need help with maths or statistics, our Maths Support team are running daily drop-ins and have resources to support you available on their website.

Masters Dissertation Fayre

Week Date Topic Details Link to Book
8

Monday 7 June

11-12 pm

Dissertation Fayre: Be more critical in your writing  This session is designed to give you tips and strategies for developing a critical approach to structuring your writing. Book
8

Monday 7th June

2-3pm 

Dissertation Fayre: Referencing & avoiding plagiarism In this session we will look at when and how to reference, including: how to use sources in your work; avoiding poor academic practice and accidental plagiarism; and constructing complete and correctly formatted references. This session will be delivered by your Academic Liaison Librarians. Book
8

Tuesday 8 June

11-12 pm

Dissertation Fayre: Finalising your research question  In the session we explore the importance of clear and achievable research questions and examine the process for developing an effective research question.    Book
8

Tuesday 8th June

2-3pm 

Dissertation Fayre: Systematic searching  Every dissertation will include a literature review, but what if your dissertation is entirely literature-based? You will need to take a systematic approach to your search and analysis of the literature, and use a number of techniques usually employed for a systematic review. We will run through some these to help you take a structured approach to your research. This session will be delivered by your Academic Liaison Librarians. Book
8

Tuesday 8th June

2-3pm 

Dissertation Fayre: Company Information and market information databases The Library subscribes to a number of different databases that provide company and financial data, and market information that you may need to use in your research.  This session will provide an introductory overview of what's available, and how to access it. This session will be delivered by your Academic Liaison Librarians. Book
8

Wednesday 9 June

11-12 pm

Dissertation Fayre: Writing your literature review  This webinar will focus on the structure of the literature review with a handy 5 step strategy to help you write it up. Book
8

Wednesday 9th June

2-3pm 

Dissertation Fayre: Literature searching tips In this session we'll run through preparing to search for literature. We'll think about identifying where to look. Then we'll then move on to techniques for constructing a comprehensive search, selecting keywords, then applying search operators and truncation. Delivered by your Academic Liaison Librarians. Book
8

Thursday 10 June

11-12 pm

Dissertation Fayre: Matching methodologies to research questions  In the session we assess advantages and disadvantages of different methodologies. Also, we will explore how to develop and apply a comprehensive research methodology to a specific research project.  Book
8

Thursday 10th June

2-3pm 

Dissertation Fayre: Reference management: which tool is best for you

You will be collecting potentially large numbers of references to write your dissertation, how can you manage them efficiently and cite them correctly? In this session we'll introduce you to the two tools we support - EndNote and Mendeley - so that you can decide which is for you. Delivered by your Academic Liaison Librarians. 

If you would like to find out more about the tools covered in this workshop there will be separate workshops in the week beginning 14 June on EndNote (Desktop and Online versions) and Mendeley. More information and how to book 

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8

Friday 11 June

11-12 pm

Dissertation Fayre: Writing your discussion  This session will investigate the purpose of a discussion with particular focus on structure what ought to go in each section of this chapter  Book
8

Friday 11th June

2-3pm 

Dissertation Fayre: Primary sources/archives Primary sources are first-hand accounts of an event/subject. They include speeches, diaries, letters, interviews, data sets, photographs and much more. Come along to this session for an introduction to finding historical primary sources and archives online. Delivered by your Academic Liaison Librarians.  Book
8

Friday 11th June

2-3pm

Dissertation Fayre: Statistical sources  There are many sources of statistical data available, covering a huge range of topics. This session will help you identify relevant sources in your subject area. Delivered by your Academic Liaison Librarians.
 
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Reference management workshops

We offer training each term on using EndNote and Mendeley reference management tools. These can take the pain out of referencing by storing details of the useful publications you find which you can then insert into Word documents.