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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Updated return to campus 2021

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.  

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. 

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.

 

★★ Click here to see a calendar of upcoming webinars. Book through the appropriate sections below ★★
  • 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

    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

     

    You can also access our writing at university page for further support and view our videos about writing at your level:
    Level 4

    Level 5

    Level 6

    Level 7 

     
  • 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

    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

    Further advice and tips are available to visit at any time on our Referencing page, along with our handy Quick Guide to Referencing.
  • Searching Skills

    This webinar will cover:

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

    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 

     
    You may also like explore the following guides and videos
     
    Finding information - books, journals and websites and getting the best from these sources
     
     
     
     
    Library subject pages - what are they [video] and a list of subjects
     
     
     
  • Refworks

    Refworks is a reference mangement tool similar to Endnote.  This webinar will cover:

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

    Sign up for a webinar here 

     
    You can find out more about Refworks and access an introductory guide and videos by visiting our Refworks page
  • Maintaining Momentum

    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. 

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

    Maintaining Momentum

  • 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 Microsoft Teams (unless stated otherwise).

    Available sessions:

    Using IT at the University of Cumbria

    This Skills@Cumbria webinar is designed for University of Cumbria students to understand how to make the most of IT systems and services. It includes information on how to access and make the most of email, OneDrive and more... Further digital and software guidance is available here: https://my.cumbria.ac.uk/digitalskills

    Using IT at UoC

    Cyber Security and Phishing

    Understand how to stay safe online and spot the warning signs in emails and on social media. Further Cyber Security information and guidance is available from https://my.cumbria.ac.uk/cybersecurity.

    Cyber Security and Phishing

    Digital Drop-ins

    Bring your own digital questions and queries. We will also be sharing some help and top tips based on whatever assignment or project you are currently working on. More Digital Skills guidance is available here: https://my.cumbria.ac.uk/digitalskills

    There is no need to book onto the the Digital Drop-in on Wednesday 22nd September - simply come along between 1pm and 4pm and ask any questions you may have. Direct Microsoft Teams link to this session only (click the link to join in Teams or a web browser): Digital Drop-in 22/09/21 13:00-16:00

    Digital Drop-ins

    Linkedin Learning

    Understand how to make the most of Linkedin Learning to support your digital skills for study and to evidence your skills for future employability. More information about Linkedin Learning is available here: https://my.cumbria.ac.uk/lil

    Linkedin Learning

    Using Blackboard Collaborate

    Understand how to make the most of taught sessions in Blackboard Collaborate. It includes information on how to interact within a session and what is expected of you within a Collaborate room. This session will be held in Blackboard Collaborate. More guidance is available here: https://my.cumbria.ac.uk/collaborate

    Blackboard Collaborate

    Making the most of Teams

    This Skills@Cumbria webinar is designed for University of Cumbria students to understand how to make the most of meetings, chats and tutorials in Microsoft Teams. It includes information on how to interact within a session/chat and what is expected of you within a Teams Meeting. More Teams guidance is available here: https://my.cumbria.ac.uk/teams

    Microsoft Teams

     

    Request another session

    If you and your peers need help with something else digital, drop an email to skills@cumbria.ac.uk to request a session.

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