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Events and workshops

Literature review: writing it up in depth session
25 November 2014

Have you completed your literature review but are struggling to write it up? This session will look at how to review the literature.

Grammar and punctuation for native English-speaking students
25 November 2014

This practical workshop is specifically aimed at students whose first language is English and who wish to refresh and improve their grammar and punctuation skills for academic writing purposes and for their future careers. It includes a pack of resources for independent study.

Effective exam technique
3 December 2014

Recent exam results not what you hoped for? Come along to this workshop and find out why things go wrong, and how to avoid the pitfalls in the future.

Revision & Exams drop-in
9 December 2014

Do you need to make your revision more effective? Do you want to improve your exam technique? If you would like to pick up some practical hints and tips, why not come along to one of our Revision & Exams drop-in sessions?

Revision & Exams drop-in
9 December 2014

Do you need to make your revision more effective? Do you want to improve your exam technique? If you would like to pick up some practical hints and tips, why not come along to one of our Revision & Exams drop-in sessions?

Revision & Exams drop-in
8 January 2015

Do you need to make your revision more effective? Do you want to improve your exam technique? If you would like to pick up some practical hints and tips, why not come along to one of our Revision & Exams drop-in sessions?

Revision & Exams drop-in
13 January 2015

Do you need to make your revision more effective? Do you want to improve your exam technique? If you would like to pick up some practical hints and tips, why not come along to one of our Revision & Exams drop-in sessions?

Collaboration: Tools to Help you Share and Communicate Your Research
24 November 2014

Learn about tools that can help make your life easier. Particular areas of focus will be on free collaborative tools that aid joint development of documents, projects and networking

Doing a Systematic Review - why and how?
2 December 2014

A systematic review is becoming an increasingly popular method for providing an overview of a research area, but is it really different to a 'normal' literature review? Find out more in this session.

Open access - why is it important to me?
4 December 2014

The open access publishing movement has been growing in influence in the scholarly communications’ process in the UK for a number of years. As many funders and universities now mandate publishing using an open access route for certain publication types, it is becoming impossible to ignore it.

Finding Information for your Literature Review and Beyond - Theory
12 January 2015

Develop your knowledge and intellectual abilities, so that you will be able to seek and find research material in an effective and efficient manner using the resources available to you at Loughborough University but also in the future too.

Finding Information for your Literature Review and Beyond - Practice
12 January 2015

Test the search strategies and statements that you developed in 'Finding resources for your literature review and beyond - Theory', as well as trying out citation searching techniques to further develop your knowledge of your research topic.

Copyright and your thesis
14 January 2015

Learn how and why PGRs must comply with UK Copyright law when writing and submitting their thesis.

Plagiarism & citations for PGRs
15 January 2015

Discover what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid it, including correct citation and good academic practice - essential for your thesis.

Keeping up-to-date
20 January 2015

You've done your literature search, but how can you keep your research up-to-date? This job is made easier by the use of current awareness services from within databases and beyond, but how can you avoid information overload?

Managing your references effectively
22 January 2015

Your PhD thesis can involve hundreds of references, so how can you keep a check on them all? Learn about the advantages of using bibliographic software for managing your references effectively and develop a basic working knowledge of RefWorks and Mendeley.

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