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Get a Better Grade Autumn 2017

Get a Better Grade Workshops

mortar board imageThe Academic Skills team is offering as series of drop-in workshops throughout Semester 1. Each workshop is designed to help you get the most from your University studies.

During Semester 1 the workshops will mainly focus on focus approaching your first assignment, although there are other sessions on referencing and effective searching.

More information  together with dates and locations of the workshops, is available on the Get a Better Grade guide

No need to book for the workshops - just turn up on the day!

Get a better grade Drop in Sessions

We are running drop-in sessions which are focused on specific topics.  Topics vary by location and include creating different  types of assignments,  academic writing, finding e-resources, planning for final year projects, revising and exams.

Thompson Library Drop-in Sessions will be running in the Skills Space between 11:30 -12:30 on the following dates:

Date Topic
Tuesday 10 October Posters (academic)
Tuesday 17 October Acting on Feedback
Tuesday 24 October Literature Review
Tuesday 31 October Presentations (academic)
Tuesday 7 November Managing longer documents
Tuesday 14 November Planning your final year project (FYP)
Tuesday 28 November Revision and Exams


Blackheath Lane drop-in sessions will be running in room BL056 between 12:30-1pm on the following dates:

Date Topic
Tuesday 3 October Academic Writing
Tuesday 10 October Finding e-resources
Wednesday 18 October Academic Writing
Wednesday 1 November Finding e-resources
Tuesday 14 November Academic Writing
Tuesday 21 November Finding e-resources
Wednesday 29 November Academic Writing
Wednesday 6 December Finding e-resources


Royal Shrewsbury Hospital sessions will be running in the IT Training room between 12:30-1pm on the following dates:

Date Topic
Monday 2 October Finding e-resources
Friday 6 October Academic Writing
Monday 16 October Finding e-resources
Friday 27 October Academic Writing
Monday 13 November Finding e-resources
Friday 17 November  Academic Writing
Friday 1 December Academic Writing
Monday 4 December Finding e-resources