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Library & Learning Webinars and Events

Wednesday 12:00 26th January – Exploring Colour Trends
Alex Bell, Liaison Librarian

In this webinar we’ll explore the spectrum of colour as a source of inspiration and information for creative research - looking at how to find specific colour trend information using UCA Library research resources.  Access the Webinar.


Wednesday 12:00 2nd February – Time: a reflective and proactive approach
Ellen Brown and David Parkes, Learning Development Tutors

In this webinar we’ll explore ideas and tips that will help the way you plan and manage your projects, keeping them and yourself on track and helping to ensure you are ready to submit on time.  Access the Webinar.


Wednesday 12:00 9th February – BibGuru
Ian Badger, Liaison Librarian

This webinar will explore the new referencing tool – BibGuru.  It will look at creating an account, saving references into your account, and how to use it produce bibliographies and citations.  Access the Webinar.


Wednesday 12:00 16th February – Visual Analysis
Liz Scopes, Learning Development Tutor

In this session we explore the importance of images as visual communication, and possible approaches to analysing them.  Access the Webinar.


Wednesday 12:00 23rd February – The Reflective Gaze
Maxine Chester, Learning Development Tutor

A session which looks at elements of reflective practice to help you gain a deeper understanding of your learning experience and your knowledge, in order to further progress your projects.  Access the Webinar.


Wednesday 12:00 2nd March – Finding and using journals
Nick Turner, Liaison Librarian

This session explores the new online journals that have been added to the library’s Flipster service in January and looks at other ways of finding journals and articles.  Access the Webinar.


Wednesday 12:00 9th March – Research Ethics
Steve Dixon-Smith and Katie Mander, Learning Development Tutors

This webinar will explore methods of qualitative and quantitative research and how you can undertake these with ethical integrity. We will discuss some of the guiding principles and responsibilities for conducting research with ethical considerations, encouraging inclusiveness and professionalism.  Access the Webinar.


Wednesday 12:00 16th March – Researching Sustainability
Antonia Lewis, Senior Liaison Librarian

This webinar looks at how to find and access information about sustainability using the library’s collections and research tools and resources.  Access the Webinar.


Wednesday 12:00 23rd March – Punctuation
Nick Hillman and David Parkes, Learning Development Tutors

Punctuation carries meaning, and clear meaning is essential in academic work. This webinar will refresh your knowledge and offer some practice, so you can improve the clarity of your writing.  Access the Webinar.


Wednesday 12:00 30th March – Copyright
Lisa Moore, Copyright & Compliance Manager

This webinar will cover the basics of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), focusing on Copyright.  As a creator it is essential that you gain an understanding of IPR.  This session will explore how you can protect your own copyright and issues you need to consider when using other people’s work.  Access the Webinar.

Summer 2022 - Dissertation Webinar Programme
If you need help in with meantime with your dissertation or any aspect of your academic work - contact the Learning Development Tutors or Liaison Librarians.

20th April – Dissertation Series 1 – Generating initial ideas
Katie Mander, Learning Development Tutor

This webinar will explore how to construct your research themes, getting started and maintaining momentum while you continue your research. We will also explore what primary and secondary research is and their context within your dissertation, as well as discuss the purpose for each section of the dissertation building on these for a cohesive piece of writing.  Access the Webinar.


27th April – Dissertation Series – 2 Formulating a research question
Liz Scopes and Nick Hillman, Learning Development Tutors

This webinar will look at how to start exploring your research question and formulate a title which will be purposeful and informative of the dissertation.  Access the Webinar.


4th May – Dissertation Series – 3 Introductions and Conclusions
Katie Månder, Learning Development Tutor

We will be looking at the role of an introduction and a conclusion in your dissertation. We will look at writing techniques for these and how to ensure they have purpose; helping to shape your research and its outcomes.  Access the Webinar.


11th May - Dissertation Series – 4 Literature Reviews
Liz Scopes and Nick Hillman, Learning Development Tutors
This webinar will explore the purpose of a literature review, what one is and how to begin writing it. We will explore how to write about texts and theories and how to structure these into a coherent discussion which supports and informs your research.  Access the Webinar.


18th May - Dissertation Series – 5 Methodologies
Katie Mander, Learning Development Tutor

This webinar will look at the section of your dissertation called methodologies. It will not apply to every dissertation, but for those who do need to have a methodology, this will be useful. We will discuss how to write a purposeful methodology which clearly highlights what your primary research is through each chapter and how your secondary research will support this; subsequently informing the reader how you intend to structure your chapters and connect theory and practice.  Access the Webinar.


25th May - Dissertation Series – 6 Structure and Chapters
Katie Mander, Learning Development Tutor
This webinar will explore the role of each of your chapters, how these form the structure of your dissertation and how to write them, including the analysis of primary and secondary research to answer your questions raised through your introduction.  Access the Webinar.

Wednesday 6th October from 12:00 GMT
Library Essentials (Helen Barrett)
This webinar will introduce you to using the library search to find research material, how to use the myLibrary pages to access subject guides, and how to seek support from a liaison librarian. View online from Wednesday 6th October 12:00 GMT.

How to manage your time effectively and avoid procrastination? (Robert Chang)
Procrastination? Essay anxiety? This session will show you how you can organise your time effectively. View online from Wednesday 6th October 13:00 GMT.


Wednesday 13th October from 12:00 GMT
Dissertation research (Nick Turner)
This webinar will demonstrate how to access relevant online resources to support dissertation research. The session will include research techniques, tips on avoiding research stress and the support available to help you successfully complete your dissertations. View online from Wednesday 13th October 12:00 GMT.

How to read critically and make effective notes? (Liz Scopes)
Reading is essential in university studies. This session will tell you how to read critically and how to take notes. View online from Wednesday 13th October 13:00 GMT.


Wednesday 20th October from 12:00 GMT
Using e-books (Nick Turner)
What is the best way to use UCA’s collections of e-books? How and what can you download from the ebooks? View online from Wednesday 20th October 12:00 GMT.

How to plan an essay (Robert Chang)
No experience of or lack of confidence in essay writing? This session will present what an essay looks like and how to structure it. View online from Wednesday 20th October 13:00 GMT.


Drop-in Session
Friday 22nd October from 11:00 GMT
Hosted by - Dr Robert Chang (Learning Development Tutor | Epsom)
Come along and ask questions about the topics in the webinar series or any others about academic skills.  Join using - https://uca.zoom.us/j/91053207467 (Meeting ID 910 5320 7467).

Wednesday 27th October from 12:00 GMT
Paperpile (Ian Badger)
This webinar will introduce the Paperpile software which is available at UCA to organise academic sources, and format this information into citations and bibliographies.  View online from Wednesday 27th October 12:00 GMT.

What does an essay look like - essay structure? (Robert Chang)
No experience of or lack of confidence in essay writing? This session will present what an essay looks like and how to structure it.  View online from Wednesday 27th October 13:00 GMT.

Drop-in Session
Wednesday 27th October from 12:00 GMT
Hosted by - Matthew Parfitt (Liaison Librarian | Epsom)
Come along and ask questions about the topics in the webinar series or any others about academic skills.  Join using - https://eu.bbcollab.com/guest/d1e3a9bc9b3d4fbda63243e6fb7cc5bc.

Wednesday 3rd November from 12:00 GMT
Finding images (Alex Bell)
Get inspiration and high-quality images for your creative research by learning how to access and search through UCA’s online image databases.  View online from Wednesday 3rd November 12:00 GMT.

How to deliver an effective presentation? (Katie Mander)
Nervous about doing an oral presentation? This session will equip you with skills to organise, prepare for and deliver a presentation. View online from Wednesday 3rd November 13:00 GMT.


Wednesday 10th November from 12:00 GMT
Harvard Referencing (Matthew Parfitt)
How do you use Harvard referencing correctly? This webinar will show you how and introduce you to UCA’s referencing guide.  View online from Wednesday 10th November 12:00 GMT.

How to use resources in academic writing? (Robert Chang)
One feature of academic writing is evidence based. That is to say, resources or literature need to incorporated in your writing. This session will introduce the strategies of quoting, paraphrasing, summarising and synthesising in writing.  View online from Wednesday 10th November 13:00 GMT.

Drop-in Session
Friday 12th November from 11:00 GMT
Hosted by - Dr Robert Chang (Learning Development Tutor | Epsom)
Come along and ask questions about the topics in the webinar series or any others about academic skills.  Join using - https://uca.zoom.us/j/91053207467 (Meeting ID 910 5320 7467).

Wednesday 17th November from 12:00 GMT
Image Referencing (Ian Badger)
This webinar will demonstrate how to reference images in the text of an essay and format an accompanying list of illustrations.  View online from Wednesday 17th November 12:00 GMT.

How to use images in academic writing? (Robert Chang)
Images are often used in many assignments at UCA. This session will show you how to incorporate images in academic writing.  View online from Wednesday 17th November 13:00 GMT.


Wednesday 24th November from 12:00 GMT
Choosing the best references (Antonia Lewis) 
Conducting research can produce lots of different sources. How do you choose the best material to include in your work?  View online from Wednesday 24th November 12:00 GMT.

How to do and write a literature review? (Liz Scopes)
Puzzled at what a literature review is? This session will tell you why you should do a literature review and how to do it.  View online from Wednesday 24th November 13:00 GMT.

Drop-in Session
Wednesday 24th November from 12:00 GMT
Hosted by - Matthew Parfitt (Liaison Librarian | Epsom)
Come along and ask questions about the topics in the webinar series or any others about academic skills.  Join using - https://eu.bbcollab.com/guest/d0236e804494458fb0915e943bc69973.

Wednesday 1st December from 12:00 GMT
Verbalising the visual: creating keywords from visual sources to use in library search (Alex Bell)
This webinar will demonstrate how to create keywords from a visual source, such as an image or artwork, and how to use these keywords in library search to further your research.  View online from Wednesday 1st December 12:00 GMT.

How to express your voices and engage your readers in academic writing? (Robert Chang)
Academic writing is not impersonal but a means to communicate your ideas, arguments and justifications. This session will show you how to express your voice and engage readers in writing.  View online from Wednesday 1st December 13:00 GMT.

 


Drop-in Session
Friday 3rd December from 11:00 GMT
Hosted by - Dr Robert Chang (Learning Development Tutor | Epsom)
Come along and ask questions about the topics in the webinar series or any others about academic skills.  Join using - https://uca.zoom.us/j/91053207467 (Meeting ID 910 5320 7467).

 


Wednesday 8th December from 12:00 GMT
Finding journal articles (Antonia Lewis)
Find out how to locate academic journal articles to help you with your research. View online from Wednesday 8th December 12:00 GMT.

How to finetune your work - proofreading skills? (Robert Chang)
As writing is a process, a piece of writing often undergo many revisions. This session will tell you what and how to revise and proofread your work. View online from Wednesday 8th December 13:00 GMT.

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