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The Skills@Cumbria team offers 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.

Book your place below, an invite with a link to join will be sent to you on the day of the webinar.  Booking closes 24 hours before the event start time. 

Webinar dates January to March 2023

Webinar dates, webinar timetable

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 your resource page for your courses and contact Robert Kennedy College Student Care for support with academic writing and referencing. 

In addition to our webinars you may also like to try out our Head Start online study skills tutorials.

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.

 

  • 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

    Please note 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 your resource page for your courses and contact Robert Kennedy College Student Care for support with academic writing and referencing. 

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

    Click here to book your place

    You can also access our Writing at University page for further support and view our videos about writing at your level:

    Working at Level 4Working at Level 5Working at Level 6Working at Level 7
  • Being critical at levels 6 and 7

    This webinar will cover: 

    • Being a critical thinker 
    • Critically engaging with reading at university 
    • Critical writing in assignments 
    • Being a critically reflective practitioner 

    Please note 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 your resource page for your courses and contact Robert Kennedy College Student Care for support with academic writing and referencing.  

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

    Click here to book your place

    Further advice and tips are available to visit at any time on our Being Critical page. Access our Head Start page for information about Head Start Plus for students working at level six and Head Start to Postgraduate Study for those working at level 7.  

  • Searching for quality sources

    This webinar will cover:

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

    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 your resource page for your courses. 

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

    Click here to book your place 

    You may also like to explore the following guides and videos
     
    Finding information Useful webpage detailing books, journals and websites and getting the best from these sources 
    Finding and exploring ebooks Video introduction to the key features of ebooks
    OneSearch - finding articles Video introduction to journal articles
    OneSearch - advanced search Video introduction to advanced searching and using filters
    Literature searching form Plan your search using our template
    Library Subject pages video List of subjects
    Troubleshooting Check here for advice and guidance accessing resources 
     
     
  • 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

    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 your resource page for your courses and contact Robert Kennedy College Student Care for support with academic writing and referencing. 

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

    Click here to book your place

    Further advice and tips are available to visit at any time on our Referencing page, along with our handy Quick Guide to Referencing.
  • Live Well Learn Well: Managing Academic Anxiety and Stress

    Delivered by the Mental Health and Wellbeing Team and Skills@Cumbria, this webinar will cover:

    • Identifying causes of academic anxiety
    • Challenging negative thoughts
    • Strategies to manage stress
    • Tips to stay on top of your studies

    Please note 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 your resource page for your courses and contact Robert Kennedy College Student Care for support with academic writing and referencing. 

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

    Click here to book your place

  • Refworks

    RefWorks is a reference management tool similar to Endnote.  This webinar will cover:

    • What RefWorks does
    • Creating an account
    • Importing references
    • Creating a reference list

    You can find out more about Refworks and access an introductory guide and videos by visiting our RefWorks page.

    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 your resource page for your courses and contact Robert Kennedy College Student Care for support with academic writing and referencing. 

    Click here to book your place

  • Managing your studies

    This webinar will cover:

    • Time management tips and strategies
    • Avoiding procrastination
    • Being productive
    • Maintaining wellbeing

    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. 

    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 your resource page for your courses and contact Robert Kennedy College Student Care for support with academic writing and referencing. 

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

    Click here to book your place

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