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Departmental Skills Sessions

These sessions are organised by the Global Sustainable Development team, and focus on areas that are important for you at this stage of your academic careers.

If you have any suggestions for additional sessions you would like running later in the year, please contact Dr Rebecca Stone (r dot isaacs at warwick dot ac dot uk) who will do her best to arrange it.

Dates and times for these sessions will appear on your tabula timetable (many of them are running multiple times so you will be allocated to a group which is meeting at a time you can make). Below you will find a list of what is occuring each week, and a short summary of each session.

If any of the sessions clash with one of your academic commitments, please let Nick Cherryman (globalsustainabledev at warwick dot ac dot uk) know so that we can try to avoid the clash in future, and give priority to the academic event.

The university provides many additional learning opportunities. Details are available on this page.

First Year Skills

Please visit the Moodle course available for this programme

Second Year Skills

These sessions are not compulsory, but are recommended if you feel you will benefit from them. You may take as many or as few sessions as you choose throughout the year. If a session is particularly popular, it will be repeated the following week as well.

You Must Sign Up to Take the Session (click the links below).
NB All of these sessions have now taken place. If you have any suggestions for additional sessions you would like running later in the year, please contact Dr Rebecca Stone.
Week Two:

Academic Transition from First to Second Year

Prof. Cathia Jenainati

Week Four:

References and Plagiarism

Dr. Rebecca Stone

In this session, we will revisit how to correctly reference sources, why we reference sources, and how to determine if a source is 'reliable'.

Week Six:

Advanced Presentation Skills

Dr. Nathalie Dalton-King

In this session we will share practical tips and techniques for making a good presentation even better. Using cakes, psychology and your body, you can improve your message... and make it more memorable!

Week Nine:

Beyond Your Reading List: Making the Most of the Library's Resources

Ms. Francesca Cornick

Come along and learn about all of the information available to you in the Library. This is especially beneficial if you are beginning to think about your dissertation or a research project.