Lunchtime workshops are intended for undergraduate students. Booking is required. Please book by clicking the link for the session(s) you choose.

Academic skills

Critical evaluation of sources

Critical evaluation of sources 

Being able to critically evaluate the academic information you read in peer-reviewed articles, reviews and conference papers will help you save time while studying and assist you in writing clearer assignments. In this session you will discover why critical evaluation of sources is important, identify and utilise tips and tools to help you critically evaluate more effectively, and receive a brief introduction to evaluating statistics. 

By the end of the session you will be able to:

  • understand what critical evaluation is and why it is important
  • identify and use tips and tools to help you critically evaluate more effectively 
Workshop dates for Autumn 2021 will be available Friday, October 1st
DateTimeLocationBooking
 23 November 2021  13.00 - 14.00   Online  TBC
 9 December 2021  13.00 - 14.00  Online  TBC
Workshop dates

You may also be interested in

Graduate School 

Master’s students: Research effectiveness Critical thinking

Centre for Academic English 

Master’s studentsWorkshops for Master's students Critical writing

Preparing for assessed presentations

Preparing for assessed presentations 

In this session you will identify the purpose of your presentation, understand your audience and develop a toolkit and techniques to communicate your message. You will improve you understanding of how to structure your presentation and discover ways to build confidence when presenting. 

By the end of the session you will be able to: 

  • identify the purpose of your presentation and your audience
  • employ a variety of tools and techniques to communicate your message
  • structure your presentation
  • build confidence when presenting 
Workshop dates for Autumn 2021 will be available Friday, October 1st
DateTimeLocationBooking
 9 November 2021  12.00 - 13.00   Online  TBC
Workshop dates

You may also be interested in

Graduate School
PhD studentsResearch Communication Perfecting presentations
 
Master’s studentsMastering Presentations
 
Centre for Academic English 

Open to all students:  Communicating science successfully sessions using your voice: adding life to your presentation

For Master's students: CfAE Short Courses Presentations

For PhD students: Technical speaking for doctoral students and Effective presentation skills

Preparing your first literature review

Preparing your first literature review

You will learn what a literature review is and get advice on how to prepare one, even if you have never done this type of writing before. Find out about effective reading, selecting and evaluating suitable academic sources, and organising your literature review. 

By the end of the session you will be able to:

  • identify the difference between the research and writing processes of a literature review
  • identify the key stages of preparing a literature review
  • explain the importance of effective source selection and evaluation
  • start planning the structure of a literature review 
Workshop dates for Autumn 2021 will be available Friday, October 1st
DateTimeLocationBooking
 6 December 2021  13.00 - 14.00   Online  TBC
Summary of the table's contents

You may also be interested in: 

Graduate School 

PhD StudentsResearch Communication Developing and Producing your Research: literature review

Master's students: Writing for Masters Literature review

Strategies for note-taking

Strategies for note-taking

This session will introduce strategies for note-taking from texts and lectures. You will be introduced to recognised methods for note-taking and practice them using hands-on exercises. You will also be introduced to apps available through Imperial to help with note-taking. 

By the end of the session you will be able to:

  • develop an understanding of methods and strategies for taking notes from online lectures and reading texts
  • differentiate between three note-taking strategies and choose one for your own academic practice
  • apply a note-taking method to a close reading of a short text 
  • understand the benefits of the Cornell method of note taking 
Workshop dates for Autumn 2021 will be available Friday, October 1st
DateTimeLocationBooking
 26 October 2021  12.00 - 13.00  Online  TBC
 18 November 2021  12.00 - 14.00  Online  TBC
Summary of the table's contents

You may also be interested in:

Centre for Academic English 

For international students: Listening and speaking courses on lecture listening and speed listening

Strategies for effective revision & online assessment

Strategies for effective revision & online assessment

Details forthcoming.

Workshop dates for Autumn 2021 will be available Friday, October 1st
DateTimeLocationBooking  
 18 November 2021  13.00 - 14.00  Online
 TBC             
Workshop dates