Author: Arina Cirstea

Academic Writing Day for Postgraduate Researchers: Develop your confidence as a writer

Tweet This Academic Writing Day, held on 14 February 2018, provided participants with  a theoretical and practical overview of alternative techniques that can enhance various stages of thesis writing process, from pre-writing to drafting and editing.  The event opened with a talk from our guest speaker, dr. Adrian Wallbank (the Centre for the Development of Academic Skills (CeDAS) at Royal Holloway, University of London), including insights from his most recent volume, Academic Writing and Dyslexia: A Visual Guide to Writing at University (2018). The ... read more

The Mentors Guide to …Managing Pressure

Tweet CLaSS Lecturer Beverley Hancock-Smith provides and overview of this session as well as future developments related to this topic.   Twenty staff mentors and students took part in our inaugural “The Mentors’ Guide to….” Session on Tuesday 10th April 2018. With overwhelmingly positive feedback from both staff and students, the session will now become a regular feature in our Library and Learning Services (LLS) Open Programme Workshops. The session With exam season upon us and final assessment dates looming, the summer term can be a ... read more

LLS Dissertation Conference 2018

Tweet   The annual LLS Dissertation conference,  ‘Get Your Dissertation or Extended Report Sorted!’, took place this year on 28 February. CLaSS internal placement student, Hasan Ates, attended the event in his dual capacity as a member of the organising team, on the one hand, and as a student interested in developing his dissertation writing skills, on the other. His reflections are presented below. Students and staff alike had a great time attending the Dissertation Conference on Wednesday, with over 90% of attending students rating ... read more