Workshops

Academic Practice Workshops 2021/22

Library Services' workshops are designed to open up the practice of studying at university and to help you to develop as a learner. Topics covered include writing, identifying and evaluating academic sources, being critical in your work, and referencing (and more!). 

Each workshop will be convened through Microsoft Teams. For more information on accessing and using it, see IT's guide to Teams and the relevant IT Flash Guides. You might also like to sign up for one of IT's webinars on using Teams.

The workshops are open to all students at Cardiff Met, whether undergraduate or postgraduate - whatever your year of study. Come along and have a look!

More workshops will be added as we move through the academic year; details of new sessions will be posted here first - you might like to bookmark this page!


**To book on to a workshop, visit MetHub**

 

**Catch up!** 

Defining academic writing: what is it and how do you start to do it? 

​Tuesday, 18 January 2022

10am

Dr Chris Dennis

​**Catch up!**

Being critical: making effective use of academic sources

​Wednesday, 19 January 2022

11am

Dr Chris Dennis

Basic MetSearch for finding quality sources

​Tuesday, 25 January 2022

10am

Sarah Nicholas

**Catch up!** 

Defining academic writing: what is it and how do you start to do it? 
​Tuesday, 25 January 2022

2pm

Dr Chris Dennis


Getting your writing right!

​Tuesday, 25 January 2022

3pm

Dr Chris Dennis

​**Catch up!**

Being critical: making effective use of academic sources

​Wednesday, 26 January 2022

5.30pm

Dr Chris Dennis

​Welcome to your University Library

​Thursday, 27 January 2022

11am

Jamie Finch

​Basic MetSearch for finding quality sources

​Monday, 31 January 2022

12pm

Jane Brown

Basic MetSearch for finding quality sources

​Tuesday, 1 February 2022

2pm

Riitta Siekkinen

**Catch up quick!**

Defining academic writing & Being critical (2hrs)

​Tuesday, 1 February 2022

2pm

Dr Chris Dennis

Getting your writing right!

​Wednesday, 2 February 2022

10am

Dr Chris Dennis

How to evaluate information

​Wednesday, 2 February 2022

2pm

Rebecca Evans & Wendy Smith

​Advanced searching using databases

​Thursday, 3 February 2022

11am

Rebecca Evans & Wendy Smith

Welcome to your University Library

​Thursday, 3 February 2022

11am

Jamie Finch

​Developing your voice in academic writing

Engaging effectively with academic sources - the discourse or literature in your discipline - is key to finding success in your assessments. In this workshop, we'll look at one way you can integrate the viewpoints you find in these sources into your own work while also developing your own informed perspective.

Thursday, 3 February 2022

2pm

Dr Chris Dennis​

Reference management tools: what are they and how can they help you?

​Thursday, 3 February 2022

2pm

Sarah Nicholas

How to use eBooks

​Monday, 7 February 2022

11am

Jamie Finch

How to use eJournals

​Monday, 7 February 2022

2pm

Jane Brown

​Advanced searching using databases

​Wednesday, 9 February 2022

11am

Rebecca Evans & Wendy Smith

Getting your writing right!

​Wednesday, 9 February 2022

2pm

Dr Chris Dennis

Developing your voice in academic writing

​Thursday, 10 February 2022

5.30pm

Dr Chris Dennis

How to use eJournals

​Monday, 14 February 2022

11am

Jane Brown

Basic MetSearch for finding quality sources

​Tuesday, 15 February 2022

2pm

Riitta Siekkinen

Advanced searching using databases

​Wednesday, 16 February 2022

10am

Rebecca Evans & Wendy Smith

Reference management tools: what are they and how can they help you?

​Thursday, 17 February 2022

10am

Sarah Nicholas

Structure in academic writing: building a coherent argument

Effective academic writing is clear and coherent - in other words, it's easy to follow and often has an argument or line or reasoning. Structure - the organisation of your writing - is vital in achieving clarity and coherence. In this workshop, we'll look in more detail at the role of structure in academic writing.

​Thursday, 17 February 2022

2pm

Dr Chris Dennis

​Introduction to literature searching

​Thursday, 17 February 2022

2pm

Rebeccan Evans & Wendy Smith

​Reflective writing in practice

​Thursday, 17 February 2022

3pm

Dr Chris Dennis

How to search

​Friday, 18 February 2022

12pm

Jamie Finch

Reflective writing in practice

​Tuesday, 22 February 2022

5.30pm

Dr Chris Dennis

​How to use eJournals

​Monday, 28 February 2022

12pm

Jane Brown

​Basic MetSearch for finding quality sources

​Tuesday, 1 March 2022

2pm

Riitta Siekkinen

​How to use eBooks

​Wednesday, 2 March 2022

12pm

Jamie Finch

​Introduction to literature searching

​Wednesday, 2 March 2022

2pm

Rebecca Evans & Wendy Smith

Basic MetSearch for finding quality sources

​Thursday, 3 March 2022

10am

Sarah Nicholas

​How to evaluate information

​Thursday, 3 March 2022

11am

Rebecca Evans & Wendy Smith

Developing your voice in academic writing

​Thursday, 3 March 2022

2pm

Dr Chris Dennis

Structure in academic writing: building a coherent argument

​Friday, 4 March 2022

9am

Dr Chris Dennis

Referencing: why is it important and how do you do it?

​Tuesday, 8 March 2022

3pm

Dr Chris Dennis

How to evaluate information

​Wednesday, 9 March 2022

11am

Rebecca Evans & Wendy Smith

Advanced searching using databases

​Thursday, 10 March 2022

2pm

Rebecca Evans & Wendy Smith

How to search

​Thursday, 10 March 2022

3pm

Jamie Finch

​Basic MetSearch for finding quality sources

​Monday, 14 March 2022

12.30pm

Sarah Nicholas

How to use eJournals

​Monday, 14 March 2022

2pm

Jane Brown

​Advanced MetSearch

​Tuesday, 15 March 2022

3pm

Riitta Siekkinen

​How to use eBooks

​Monday, 21 March 2022

11am

Jamie Finch

Basic MetSearch for finding quality sources

​Monday, 21 March 2022

12.30pm

Sarah Nicholas

Referencing: why is it important and how do you do it?

​Monday, 21 March 2022

3pm

Dr Chris Dennis

​Formatting references: APA

​Tuesday, 22 March 2022

2pm

Dr Chris Dennis

Advanced MetSearch

​Tuesday, 22 March 2022

3pm

Riitta Siekkinen

Structure in academic writing: building a coherent argument

​Wednesday, 23 March 2022

5.30pm

Dr Chris Dennis

Referencing: why is it important and how do you do it?

​Wednesday, 30 March 2022

5.30pm

Dr Chris Dennis

How to search

​Thursday, 31 March 2022

3pm

Jamie Finch



If there is a topic you'd like us to cover in a workshop in your School, please let us know by emailing the following address: academicskills@cardiffmet.ac.uk.