Workshops and Drop-in sessions

Study Skills Plus offers a range of academic development workshops to help you develop your study skills and maximise your chances of success.

Please scroll down to see all of the workshop topics and book a session today. Alternatively, you can see all of the workshops in one calendar by clicking on your campus below:

If the workshop you would like to attend is not available or not running at a time when you are in university, please contact us here.

New & Returning Students

Returning to learning after time away from study can be daunting. These workshops are specifically designed to help you get going as quickly as possible regardless of your academic background.

  • ARU Ready: Intended for all foundations and first year students
  • Stepping up the Next Level: Intended for students returning to year 2
  • Your Final Year Strategy: Intended for final year students

Select your campus below to book a workshop today: 

Cambridge                         

Chelmsford                

Peterborough


Academic Writing

Our academic writing workshops provide an excellent foundation for you to start or improve your written assignments. There are three core workshops that will cover all aspects of academic writing; you can attend all of them (in any order you prefer) or just come along to the sessions you feel will be of most benefit to you.

  • Academic Writing 1: Planning and Structure
  • Academic Writing 2: Writing Style
  • Reflective Writing

Select your campus below to book an Academic Writing workshop today:

Cambridge

Chelmsford

Peterborough


Critical Thinking

Demonstrating critical thinking in your assignments is crucial in getting a top grade. These workshops will get you started with how to think, read and write critically. Attend in any order you prefer or just come along to the sessions you feel will be of most benefit to you.

  • Critical Thinking 1: An introduction to critical thinking
  • Critical Thinking 2: Applying critical thinking to your writing

Select your campus below to book a Critical Thinking workshop today:

Cambridge

Chelmsford

Peterborough


Major Projects, Dissertations and Literature Reviews

This workshop will take you through all you need to know to get started on your major project or dissertation. Topics covered will include planning and time management, how to work effectively with your supervisor and how to construct your literature review.

Select your campus below to book a Major Projects, Dissertations and Literature Review workshop today:

Cambridge

Chelmsford

Peterborough


Academic Reading & Note Taking

Academic reading and note taking are crucial skills at university. These workshops will show you how to read quickly and efficiently as well as helping you to form relevant notes from lectures and research.

  • Academic Reading & Note taking
  • Advanced Academic Reading

Select your campus below to book an Academic Reading or Note Taking workshop today:

Cambridge                 

Chelmsford                       

Peterborough


Presentations

Tackle your upcoming presentation with confidence by attending a Presentation workshop! These sessions will cover everything from planning a presentation to body language and coping with public speaking anxiety.

Select your campus below to book a Presentation workshop today:

Cambridge                         

Chelmsford                       

Peterborough


Organisation

The demands of university can be over-whelming if you are not organised. Our ‘Managing your Deadlines’ workshops will give you key tips on how to plan your time efficiently and effectively to stay on top.

Select your campus below to book a workshop today:

Cambridge                         

Chelmsford                       

Peterborough


Editing & Proofreading

Having a rigorous approach to editing and proofreading your assignments before you submit can make a big difference to your final grade. You have done all the hard work so attend this workshop to make sure your assignment reaches its full potential.

Select your campus below to book an Editing & Proofreading workshop today:

Cambridge

Chelmsford

Peterborough


Exam Strategies

Approach your upcoming exam with confidence by attending the ‘Exam Strategies’ workshop. This session will help you to prepare for any exam, manage your time and reduce exam-related stress.

Select your campus below to book an Exam Strategies workshop today:

Cambridge                         

Chelmsford                       

Peterborough


Drop-in & Assignment Surgeries

Drop-in sessions run every day during each semester and do not require advanced booking. Come along and get advice from a study coach today.

Assignment surgeries run in the last two weeks of each semester. They are your opportunity to come along with a piece of work to get advice and guidance from a study coach.

Find out when and where they are for your campus below:

Cambridge                         

Chelmsford                       

Peterborough

 

Study Skills Plus Certificate of Academic Development

 

Attend 5 or more Study Skills Plus workshops and claim a Certificate of Academic Development. The certificate will look great on your CV or when applying for a future course of study and also entitles you to a 50% discount on selected Palgrave books at John Smiths bookshop.

To apply for a certificate simply send an email to studyskillsplus@anglia.ac.uk stating your student ID number and the titles of the workshops you have attended.