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The Skills@Cumbria team are happy to offer webinars for University of Cumbria students in a number of topics. This is additional to any workshops that may be offered to your subject group, online support and appointments with the Skills@Cumbria team.  

These webinars are designed for students studying at the University of Cumbria.  Students from partner colleges are encouraged to contact their own institutions for academic skills advice and guidance. If you are a Robert Kennedy College student please access our resource page for your courses. 

Technical requirements

Webinars are currently being offered via Blackboard Collaborate. See the section below Blackboard Collaborate: Webinars to get started. Additional information is available from our Blackboard Collaborate page.

 

★★ Click here to see a calendar of upcoming "Let's get digital" webinars ★★
  • Blackboard Collaborate: Webinars

  • Getting started with academic writing

    This webinar will cover:

    • Structuring your work
    • What should be in a paragraph
    • Using literature in your work
    • Academic writing style
    • Before you submit

    You can also access our writing at university page for further support. If you are writing at Postgraduate level, watch our Academic writing: stepping up to Level 7 video

    Please use the link below to book a place on this webinar, and click on Select a Date to see the available dates:

    Academic Writing Webinars

     

  • Referencing with Cite Them Right

    This webinar will cover:

    • Why do we reference at university?
    • Creating in-text citations
    • Writing your reference list
    • Using the Cite Them Right ebook and Quick Guide to referencing

    You can also access our referencing page for further support. If you are unable to attend our webinar, watch these videos to get an overview of the referencing process. Introduction to referencingUsing sources in-text and reference lists

    Please use the link below to book a place on this webinar, and click on Select A Date to see the dates available:

    Referencing with Cite Them Right webinars

  • Searching Skills

    This webinar will cover:

    • Beginning your research
    • Search strategies
    • OneSearch and advanced searching
    • Finding subject specific resources

    You can also access our finding information page for further support. You may find our troubleshooting page useful too. You can watch our videos searching for books and ebooks, or Searching for journals and journal articles. Watch our library subject page video to learn about how they can help you. Access the library subject page list to select your subject. 

    Please use the link below to book a place on this webinar, and click on Select A Date to see the dates available:

    Searching Skills webinars 

  • Study from home

    This webinar will cover:

    • Wellbeing whilst studying
    • Establishing a workspace
    • Managing you time
    • Peer support

    Before you join the webinar, you can also access our studying at home page for further support. Watch the organising your study video and access the Learn Well at Cumbria page for related information. 

    Please use the link below to book a place on this webinar, and click on Select a Date to see the available dates:

    Study from home

  • Let's get digital (Digital Capabilities / Digital Skills)

    Welcome to our Let's get digital webinar series which will be available throughout the year. Sessions will be delivered through Blackboard Collaborate except the Microsoft Teams sessions which will use Teams.

    Available sessions (click a button to see the session description and to book a place):

    Further sessions will be added soon - keep checking back or email skills@cumbria.ac.uk to request a session.

    Cyber Security and Phishing

     

    Linkedin Learning for studying, skills development and employability

     

    Additional self-help and guidance is available here: Teams | Collaborate | Linkedin Learning

    Request another session

    If you and your peers need help with something else digital, drop an email to skills@cumbria.ac.uk and we will see what can be arranged.

  • Accessibility, Audio Note Taking, Dictation and Additional Learning Needs

    Wed 25th Nov 2020 1:00 – 2:00 - Webinar

    Are you experiencing difficulties with your learning?

    Do you have a Disability, Dyslexia, or think you may have a learning need?

    There are many assistive technologies and productivity tools available to support a variety of learning needs. Come along to a drop in session and find out more about the benefits of using apps or software for:

    • proof reading using audio tools
    • dictating speech to text
    • easy notetaking

    Are you experiencing difficulties with your learning? 

    Wed 2nd Dec 2020 1:00 – 2:00pm - Webinar

    Introduction to the Audio Notetaking App

    The session will explore:

    • easy note taking, use software/app to record audio in classroom or online sessions
    • make quick notes using menus, to allow you to concentrate on the content
    • easily add slides or images to your notes

    Introduction to the Audio Notetaking App 

    Thu 10th Dec 2020 10:00 – 11:00am - Webinar

    Introduction to sound recording and dictation

    • use speech to text software/app
    • introduction to dictation techniques
    • audio file transcription tool – transfer sound files to text and the limitations

    Introduction to sound recording and dictation

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