Loughborough University
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Events and workshops

Writing better reports
31 October 2014

Not sure what the difference is between a report and an essay? Don't know what is expected of you? Learn what makes a good report at this workshop

Writing better essays - in depth session
5 November 2014

Learn how to plan and structure your essay, and create compelling arguments. Proof reading and proper use of the literature are also covered.

Referencing and citation (Harvard)
10 November 2014

Do your referencing and citation skills need improvement? Learn how to cite different types of resource for your assignments.

Writing better reports
11 November 2014

Not sure what the difference is between a report and an essay? Don't know what is expected of you? Learn what makes a good report at this workshop

Writing better essays
12 November 2014

Learn how to plan and structure your essay, and create compelling arguments. Proof reading and proper use of the literature are also covered.

Finding quality information for your literature review
17 November 2014

Do you need to find journal articles to complete your literature review. Are you struggling to know where to begin? Then this course is for you.

Mendeley: Getting started
18 November 2014

Learn about Mendeley, a software tool available to help you to sort and store your references and create bibliographies.

Literature review: writing it up
20 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.

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?

Finding Information for your Literature Review and Beyond - Theory
30 October 2014

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
30 October 2014

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
4 November 2014

Copyright law is constantly evolving, with the latest change in Summer 2014. Learn how and why PGRs must comply with UK Copyright law when writing and submitting their thesis.

Plagiarism & citations for PGRs
6 November 2014

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

Keeping up-to-date
12 November 2014

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.

Managing your references effectively
14 November 2014

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.

Creating an effective publication strategy
18 November 2014

Getting your research outputs noticed is the key to a successful academic career. Take time to reflect on the most appropriate dissemination channels, as well as learning about the pros and cons of bibliometrics for measuring success.

Research Data Management
19 November 2014

Do you know where all your research data is located? Is it secure, backed up or duplicated? Do you know what constitutes research data? Have you written a data management plan? Did you know that some funders require you to share your data? If not, come along to find out more.

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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