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University of Greenwich; GREat Skills

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Please find below a fantastic opportunity for care leavers aged 16+ to help with academic writing and independent learning skills!

We know students across the country have had a varied experience of learning throughout lockdown and these workshops are designed to help students both with their current studies and in preparation for studying in Higher Education.

The webinars will be on Tuesdays, from 4.30pm to 5.30pm, from the beginning of March through to May, and are available to all care leavers across the country – students do not need to be applying to the University of Greenwich to be able to attend these events.

Students can register for 1, or all 9, of the events and both students and advisers are welcome to attend.

Please do share this information with your colleagues and encourage the young people that you work with to attend.  The webinars will be held on zoom and confidentiality and university safeguarding measures have been put in place, so all attendees’ cameras will be off.

To register for any, or all, of the events below, please click here

Choosing your Question – Tuesday 2 March 2021

This session covers motivations for completing coursework or research projects.  Students are assisted to create and evaluate a potential research question/hypothesis by the end of the session.

Selecting & Evaluating Sources – Tuesday 9 March 2021

The range of sources available are varied, this session teaches students how to find resources, then scan and survey sources to assess their relevance and reliability.

Referencing & Avoiding Plagiarism – Tuesday 16 March 2021

A key session for students to understand the importance of referencing when completing academic work; evaluate when it is necessary to include references and to write and insert references appropriately.

Reflective Writing – Tuesday 23 March 2021

Understanding the importance of reflection of academic writing.  Students will learn key features of reflective writing and demonstrate how reflection can be applied to academic writing and activities.

Effective Presentations – Tuesday 30 March 2021

A skill for life.  Students will be able to list appropriate content to cover in a presentation and identify ways to make content interesting and engaging to the audience.

Managing Stress – Tuesday 20 April 2021

Students will identify potential causes of stress (before/present/future), describe some of the effects of too much stress and learn how to use strategies and support networks to manage stress.

Thrive Not Strive – Tuesday 27 April 2021

Students will be able to understand the key characteristics and skills required for building resilience whilst studying.  The sessions will describe methods for overcoming challenges and developing personal tenacity.

Understanding Feedback – Tuesday 4 May 2021

A crucial session for students to be able to understand the definition of feedback and the importance of it. 

Independent Learning – Tuesday 11 May 2021

Students will be able to identify their learning style, the importance of effective note taking; tools which can be utilised and the benefits of good time management skills.

 

To register for any, or all, of the above events please click here

Please note that students intending to study at the University of Greenwich, who participate in this programme, are ‘local’ and meet certain criteria, may also be eligible to apply for the Great Skills Scholarship of £2,000 – further details can be found here