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Skills Development Programme

Webinar Skills Development Programme

Our webinar series gives you the opportunity to improve your academic skills without having to come onto campus. The advisers will take you through the topic together, giving you the opportunity to ask and answer questions whilst you learn. Recordings are made available to registered users within 48 hours of each webinar.

University email address only: All webinars must be booked with your university email address. Please carefully check your email when registering for the webinars. Incorrect emails will fail to receive booking confirmations, reminders and the webinar link so you will not be able to join

Effective Academic Presentations (UG/PG)

This webinar will introduce you to how to structure and design an academic presentation for maximum engagement, understanding and impact. The adviser will demonstrate how to use a template to structure your presentation and how to make sure your audience is aware of the structure as you present through effective presentation design. You will then consider how to design individual slides to be more visual so that audience members immediately understand your point and remain engaged throughout your narration. There will be the opportunity to ask questions throughout.

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Critical Thinking (UG)

Critical thinking is an essential skill for academic study and is probably one of the most transferable skills you will develop at university. This webinar will introduce you to the concept of critical thinking and how to apply it to your studies. During this webinar you will explore key definitions of critical thinking, the different levels of criticality, how to analyse sources critically and how to recognise, assess and write critical argument.

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About our webinars

All of our webinars are run through Adobe Connect. Adobe Connect is a 'webinar' tool that allows you to take part in live workshops from your own computer or tablet. You will need a good connection to the internet to be able to see the presentation and speakers/headphones to be able to hear. Adobe Connect also allows you to interact with the presenter and other students. This may include text chats, screen sharing, collaborative writing areas and quizzes. Unless otherwise stated, you will not need a microphone and will interact through text-based chat. 

You can join an Adobe Connect webinar on most laptops (Windows, Mac and Linux), as well as new tablets (Apple iPads and Android). If you have a slightly older system, make sure you check the full system requirements or try the following test