Workshops and Tutorials
Skills for Learning workshops can help you improve and enhance your skills in academic communication, IT, maths, statistical analysis and information literacy. The bookable workshops are very popular with students and can make a real difference to your academic success whilst at University and your future success in the job market once you graduate. Some workshop topics are also recorded and available online.
Maths drop-in clinics
There are also clinics in maths where you can drop in at any time during the one hour session.
When do they run?
Workshops last one hour and run throughout the academic year at both Headingley and City Campus Libraries. See the workshop timetables for more details, and to book onto the workshops. They are scheduled at different times throughout the week to give everyone a chance of attending.
Note: All workshops are free of charge.
Can anyone attend?
All Leeds Beckett students are welcome.
How to contact us
If you would like more information about the workshops or academic skills development, you can contact Skills for Learning using the 'Contact Us' button at the top of the page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop timetable and booking calendar
To book onto a workshop, please click on the session you wish to attend and follow the instructions.
To book onto a workshop, please visit the Skills for Learning workshop calendar.
- BPA: Broadcasting Place (Humanities)
- CC: City Campus
- CL: Calverley Building (City Campus)
- HC: Headingley Campus
- JG: James Graham Building (Headingley Library)
- LS: Leslie Silver Building (City Campus)
- OBH: Old Broadcasting House
- PD: Portland Building (City Campus)
- RB: The Rose Bowl
- SS: The Sheila Silver Library (City Campus)
There are recorded Skills for Learning sessions on the following workshop topics:
Maths and Statistics
Click each title for a full description of the workshop content:
- Avoiding plagiarism
- Creative thinking
- Critical thinking
- Critical thinking in dissertations
- Dissertation writing
- Effective writing skills
- Essay writing 1
- Essay writing 2
- Literature reviews
- Practical presentation skills
- Reflective writing
- Report writing
- Strategies for reading and note-making
- What is Academic Writing?
- Introduction to Excel
- Creating charts and graphs in Excel
- Intermediate Excel
- Formatting your assignment in Word
- Word for dissertations and reports
- Presentations with PowerPoint
- Posters with PowerPoint
- Posters with Publisher
- Mind mapping using Inspiration
- Mind mapping using MindView
- TextHelp Read and Write software: Reading, writing and scanning tools
- TextHelp Read and Write software: Research tools
- Statistics 1 - preparing for your project
- Statistics 2 - analysing your data
- Introduction to SPSS
- Intermediate SPSS
- Data analysis in Excel
- Introduction to NVivo
Can't find what you are looking for? If you would like more information about the workshops or key skills development, you can contact Skills for Learning:
Topics covered in tutorials
Request a tutorial in:
- Academic communication
- Maths & statistical analysis including SPSS
- IT skills
What you can expect from a tutorial
Tutorials are for specific or detailed issues which are best dealt with on an individual basis. Tutorials are also available for small groups of students who want to attend together, where busy schedules prevent them from attending a workshop.
Our one-to-one tutorials aim to help you develop the academic skills which you will need to succeed in your studies. Tutorials typically last up to one hour and are completely confidential.
Our academic skills tutors are friendly, approachable and highly experienced. They will focus on your individual needs, provide practical guidance on improving your academic skills and help you to become an independent learner.
Our Academic Skills tutors cannot proofread or correct your work. However you can bring previously marked academic work to tutorials for discussion and advice.
Limits on tutorials
There is a limit on the number of tutorials you can request as tutorial support is in high demand. You can book up to 3 hours of appointments in each of our three academic skills areas per semester, depending on tutor availability. Tutorial support via email is included in this limit.
The number of tutorials will vary according to your needs, and the academic skills tutor will discuss and agree with you at your first tutorial if follow-up appointments are required.
If you fail to attend a tutorial, or cancel at short notice, you may face a delay in re-booking an appointment due to availability.
What happens after you request a tutorial?
When you request a tutorial you will receive a response from one of our tutors within five working days.
You can also arrange a tutorial for a small group of students. However, if the need is common to a whole class, ask your tutor to contact Skills for Learning to arrange a workshop.
Cancelling tutorial appointments
Please contact the tutor as soon as you can if you are unable to attend your appointment. If the tutor is unable to attend your appointment, we will let you know as soon as we can using the contact details you have provided.