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 email@example.com
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:
You can book a one-to-one tutorial if you have a specific issue or query relating to your academic skills which can best be dealt with on an individual basis. We recommend that you attend a workshop first.
Tutorials are available in the following subject areas:
- Academic communication
- Maths & statistical analysis including SPSS
- IT skills
What can I expect from a tutorial?
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.
Academic skills tutors cannot proofread or correct your work or give subject specific advice. However you can bring along examples of your previous academic work to tutorials for discussion and analysis.
Is there a limit to the number of tutorials I can book?
Yes, there is a limit as tutorial support is in high demand. You can book up to 3 hours of appointments for each subject area per semester depending on 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.
How do I book a tutorial?
To request a tutorial use the online tutorial request form.
Alternatively you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org giving the following details:
- User Id (This is usually a C followed by 7 digits, e.g. C1234567)
- Contact phone number or email address
- Your course title and year of study
- The dates/times you are available at
- Your preferred location - City Campus or Headingley Campus
- What area of your study you would like to develop - e.g. essay-writing skills, Excel or analysing data.
You will receive a response within 5 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 course leader to contact Skills for Learning to arrange a workshop.