Workshops

Academic Practice Workshop-Webinars 2020/21

Library Services will be running the following workshop-webinars to help you with your studies. Further events 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!

Each webinar will be convened through Microsoft Teams. To book a place, simply email academicskills@cardiffmet.ac.uk, providing your Cardiff Met email address and the details of which webinar you'd like to sign up for. You will then be contacted prior to the start of the event.

You will need to have access to Teams. For more information on accessing and using it, see the 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.

 

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

 

**To book on to a workshop, visit MetHub; sessions are listed under 'General workshop / lecture' or simply search for them within 'Events'**

 

Learning at university: what's it all about?

All students want to get good marks at university; but how do you do it? What do tutors expect from you as learners? How do you find success in your assessed work? This workshop-webinar, the first in a series from Library Services, will explore these topics.

​Wednesday, 14 October 2020

11am

Dr Chris Dennis

Learning at university: what's it all about?

​Thursday, 15 October 2020

2pm

Dr Chris Dennis

​Being critical: making effective use of academic sources

Students are often told by tutors ‘to be more critical’! But what do they mean? What are they referring to? In this workshop-webinar, we’ll be looking at the basic features of ‘being critical’ in thought and in writing.

​Tuesday, 20 October 2020

2pm

Dr Chris Dennis

Being critical: making effective use of academic sources

​Thursday, 22 October 2020

1pm

Dr Chris Dennis

Being critical: making effective use of academic sources

​Thursday, 22 October 2020

5:30pm

Dr Chris Dennis

Being critical: making effective use of academic sources

​Monday, 2 November 2020

11am

Dr Chris Dennis

​MetSearch: Discover quality academic sources

Find out how you can search for and access good quality academic resources to use in your assignments using the library search engine, MetSearch. You’ll find out why MetSearch is so much better for academic research than Google and discover how to search for academic books and articles, how to filter your results and save items for future use.

​Tuesday, 3 November 2020

11am

Jamie Finch and Nicola Herbert

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

Academic writing is different from writing in other contexts. This workshop-webinar looks at 'why' and 'how' it is different. In exploring these questions, we'll look at writing in an assessment context. What are your tutors looking for in your writing?

​Tuesday, 3 November 2020

3pm

Dr Chris Dennis

MetSearch: Discover quality academic sources

​Thursday, 5 November 2020

12pm

Rebecca Evans and Wendy Smith

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

​Thursday, 5 November 2020

2pm

Dr Chris Dennis

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

​Tuesday, 10 November 2020

11am

Dr Chris Dennis

​Beyond MetSearch: Getting subject specific

This workshop will take you beyond MetSearch to show you the library’s vast range of journals, subject-specific databases and specialist resources that can really take your research to the next level. We’ll demo some of our favourite databases so you can see how to search them like a pro to get the most relevant resources.

​Tuesday, 10 November 2020

11am

Jamie Finch and Nicola Herbert

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

​Wednesday, 11 November 2020

5.30pm

Dr Chris Dennis

Beyond MetSearch: Getting subject specific

​Thursday, 12 November 2020

11am

Rebecca Evans and Wendy Smith

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

​Thursday, 12 November 2020

2pm

Dr Chris Dennis

Being critical: making effective use of academic sources

​Thursday, 12 November 2020

3.30pm

Dr Chris Dennis

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

​Monday, 16 November 2020

10am

Dr Chris Dennis

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

In this workshop-webinar, we'll look at author-date or Harvard referencing: why is referencing so important? When do you need to reference? How do you format references in the author-date / Harvard style?

​Monday, 16 November 2020

11.30am

Dr Chris Dennis

​Search like a librarian

If you’ve ever wanted to search like a librarian, this is the workshop for you! This session will focus on planning your research, developing a search strategy and finding the best resources to locate the information you need. We’ll look at how to identify keywords and combine them effectively so you really can search like a librarian and think like a database!

​Tuesday, 17 November 2020

11am

Jamie Finch and Nicola Herbert

Search like a librarian

​Thursday, 19 November 2020

12pm

Rebecca Evans and Wendy Smith

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

​Thursday, 19 November 2020

2pm

Dr Chris Dennis

​Evaluating information: is it good enough to go into an essay?

When doing academic research it’s essential to evaluate the resources you find to ensure they’re good quality and worthy of being included in an academic essay. This workshop will help you to interpret database results, apply criteria for evaluating sources and identify what’s worth including (or not). We’ll look at what makes a resource academic and examine how to identify fake news.

​Tuesday, 24 November 2020

11am

Jamie Finch and Nicola Herbert

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

​Tuesday, 24 November 2020

5:30pm

Dr Chris Dennis

Evaluating information: is it good enough to go into an essay?

​Thursday, 26 November 2020

11am

Rebecca Evans and Wendy Smith

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

​Thursday, 26 November 2020

2pm

Dr Chris Dennis


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.