Students

Studying is a huge part of your university life, so it’s important that you are learning at your happiest and healthiest. Let us help you discover your perfect study-life balance and be study happy!

3 ways to be Study Happy this November

Book on to a UniSkills Workshop

November is full of UniSkills workshops designed to boost your academic skills and confidence for the year ahead and beyond. Booking is free, and you can attend as many workshops as you need. Take your pick from the sessions below.

Look after your wellbeing

Being study happy isn’t just about academic skills, wellbeing plays a big part in thriving at university too. So if you want to worry less, learn mindfulness techniques, manage stress or just get stuff done, join us in a series of sessions this November – there’s a workshop for you!

Try a UniSpeaks session

Got an upcoming presentation? UniSpeaks gives you a safe space to practice speaking in front of an audience. Come along and listen to others present, have a go yourself and learn strategies to present with more confidence in a friendly and supportive environment. UniSpeaks runs the last Wednesday of every month, 2pm-4pm in Willow. Read more about our UniSpeaks ethos


Get peer-to-peer study support and guidance from other students

Have you met your Student Advisers yet? Student Advisers are on hand every week to help you on a peer-to-peer basis. They’re all current 2nd year, 3rd year or postgraduate students and can offer you a variety of subject knowledge from their individual disciplines, as well as a wealth of experience about studying at Edge Hill. Book a 15 minute appointment and let them help you to get to grips with all the study skills you need.

What can Student Advisers help me with?

The Student Advisers can help you get the most out of your library, including finding and using physical and virtual resources for your studies. They can also help you to develop a range of introductory academic skills and introduce you to more specialised support if you need it. Book a session with them and get help with:

  • Searching the Library Catalogue for books and eBooks
  • Using Discover More to find online journal articles and other online resources
  • Navigating Learning Edge/Blackboard and your subject specific ‘My Library’ Tab
  • Finding and accessing UniSkills academic support material
  • Harvard referencing

Upcoming workshops and webinars

Whether you want to brush up on your study skills or find new ways to improve your wellbeing during your time at university, there’s plenty on offer this month.

Can’t make it to a workshop? There are also online webinars happening in November and UniSkills has a range of online help and resources available 24 hours a day – the best place to start is your My Library tab in Learning Edge or the UniSkills webpages. Here you’ll find a range of support, from assignment planning and referencing skills to exam preparation and time management.

UniSkills Workshops

Introduction to Academic Writing
4th November, 1pm

An introduction to the style of academic writing used at University; discover how to plan, structure, use feedback and reference using Harvard style.
Book online via CareerHub

Powerful Presentations
5th November, 12pm and 13th November, 1pm

Recognise the importance of planning and structuring your presentation, how to create an accessible yet visually appealing presentation, and tips for presenting with confidence.
Book online via CareerHub: 5th November or 13th November

Become a Paraphrasing Pro
5th November, 1pm

Putting complex topics into your own words can be a confusing task. This workshop teaches you handy techniques to avoid plagiarism, as well as how to strike that all-important balance between paraphrased sentences and direct quotes.
Book online via CareerHub.

Developing Academic Writing
7th November, 1pm and 12th November, 12pm

Building on previous experience learn to recognise and understand assessment criteria, apply critical reading and show critical analysis in your writing and the importance of integrating referencing.
Book online via CareerHub: 7th November or 12th November

Writing Your Undergraduate Dissertation
11th November, 12pm

Undergraduate dissertations – This workshop outlines how to keep a narrow focus and originality of research in your undergraduate dissertation or final year project (level 6). Explore the structure and function of each section. This includes a troubleshooting group discussion.
Book online via CareerHub.

Manchester Campus

Effective Exam Prep (Manchester)
6th November and 27th November, 1pm

Banish pre-exam dread with this procrastination-busting workshop. With handy revision strategies and memory techniques aplenty, leave inspired to thoroughly prepare and ultimately – perform your best!

This workshop will cover:

  • How to organise your studies
  • The importance of prioritising your time
  • Strategies to prepare for exams
  • Show you where to access help and support

Book online via CareerHub: 6th November or 27th November

Online Webinars

Introduction to Academic Writing
14th Nov, 12pm (unlimited spaces)

An introduction to the style of academic writing used at University; discover how to plan, structure, use feedback and reference using Harvard style.
This session may be of interest to those who are new to academic writing or want to refresh their understanding of what academic writing is.
The topics we will cover are:

  • Planning assignments
  • Structuring your essay
  • Academic writing style
  • Introduction to the Harvard Referencing style

This session will be delivered as an online webinar – joining instructions will be emailed to all attendees closer to the event.
Book online via CareerHub

Developing Academic Writing (Webinar)
27th Nov, 1pm (unlimited spaces)

Building on previous experience learn to recognise and understand assessment criteria, apply critical reading and show critical analysis in your writing and the importance of integrating referencing.
This session is aimed at students who have experience in academic writing and are interested in developing a more critical approach to their writing.
This session aims to:

  • Help you build on what you already know about academic writing
  • Explain the terms used in assessment criteria
  • Apply critical reading
  • Help you to understand how to show critical analysis through your writing
  • Understand the importance of integrating referencing with your writing

This session will be delivered as an online webinar – joining instructions will be emailed to all attendees closer to the event.
Book online via CareerHub.

Wellbeing Workshops

Stress Surfing
6th November, 10:30am

Stress is a part of our everyday lives and we need a healthy amount of it to thrive and grow. Learning to ride the waves of stress in our lives is a skill we can develop. So, come along to this 90-minute workshop and enhance your stress surfing skills, no wetsuit required!
This session has been developed to provide participants with an understanding of the emotional and psychological impacts of stress and to introduce strategies to limit the damaging impact of stress in our day to day lives. Also, to introduce the benefits of breath work and relaxation.
Book online via Careerhub.

Why Worry?
6th November, 2:30pm

In just under two hours this psychoeducational workshop will help you to understand:

  1. why you worry
  2. the effects worry has on your mental and physical health
  3. teach you strategies to help you to stop worrying.

Don’t worry, don’t do it, be happy!
Book online via CareerHub

Perfectionisn’t
8th Nov, 10:30am

Do you find that the stress of doing tasks perfectly sometimes stops you from doing them at all?
Do you put yourself under pressure to achieve high standards, even when this negatively impacts your wellbeing?
Often, we think that more is best, when in practice this can often be counterproductive. If this sounds familiar, come along to our 90-minute Perfectionisn’t workshop. We will have a look at understanding perfectionistic traits and will explore some helpful ways of managing them. 
Book online via CareerHub.

Happy Hour
11th Nov, 2:30pm

The power of positive psychology
Spend an hour learning about the science of happiness, more commonly known as positive psychology. With no pressure to interact, take away some useful techniques that you can put into practise, as well as a booklet to guide your further progress! Guaranteed smile
Book online via CareerHub.

Get Stuff Done!
13th Nov, 2:30pm

Do you struggle to get started with your assignments? Find yourself staring for hours at a blank screen? Do you put things off to the last minute?
An interactive workshop on how and why we procrastinate, identifying what is already working well and what needs to change, with tips, strategies and resources to help in getting stuff done!
Book online via CareerHub.

Mindfulness
14th Nov, 2:30pm

Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to the present moment. It helps us to become more aware of our thoughts and feelings so that instead of being overwhelmed by them, we’re better able to manage them.
Whether you want to learn new techniques for coping with stress, managing anxiety or depression, improving concentration and study skills or your enjoyment of life, Mindfulness is a valuable skill.
Why not try a new approach to develop life skills while also taking care of yourself and book onto one of a selection of Mindfulness-related workshops?
Here are just a few to consider:

  1. Introduction to Mindfulness
  2. Mindfulness for Study
  3. Mindful Resilience
  4. Re-Energise with Mindfulness

Book online via CareerHub.

Manchester and Aintree campuses

If you are studying at Manchester or Aintree, you will be able to pick up your free fruit and lots of helpful study tips throughout Study Happy week (4th-8th) from your library. Manchester will be offering UniSkills drop ins and workshops as well as a Study Happy display and Aintree has a silent study area, a great reading for pleasure selection and will also be hosting some educational board games and jigsaws throughout the week.

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