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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Book a seat in an Academic Skills or Career Workshop

There are lots of exciting free workshops on offer to students.  Find a workshop that suits your needs and book your place.

Academic Skills Workshops

 Topics covered in workshops are
  • Academic writing (English Language Focus)
  • Analysing and answering assignment questions
  • APA referencing
  • Critical thinking
  • Effective strategies for academic reading
  • Essay writing essentials
  • Establishing an Effective Study Routine (preview, review and notetaking)
  • How to read a journal article
  • Key study skills
  • Oral presentations
  • Paraphrasing: Writing effectively in your own words
  • Proofreading strategies
  • Report writing essentials
  • Taking notes in lectures
  • Time Management
  • Tips for assignment writing
  • Writing a good paragraph
  • Writing a literature review
See the 2018 Semester 2 Academic Skills and Career Workshops timetable


Library Workshops

Topics covered in workshops are

Library Resources
  • Sage Research Methods
  • Creative Commons: Using images and digital media
Reference Management Software
  • Mendeley
  • Zotero
See the 2018 Semester 2 Library workshop timetable


Postgraduate Workshops

Topics covered in workshops are
  •  Academic writing for postgraduate study
  •  APA Referencing
  •  Critical thinking
  •  How to read a journal article
  •  Literature review 1: Getting started
  •  Literature review 2: Working on the writing
  •  Long documentation for thesis/dissertation (MS Word)
  •  Oral presentations
  •  Paraphrasing: Writing effectively in your own words
  •  Planning and writing a research proposal
  •  Preparing a good thesis or dissertation
  •  Proofreading Strategies
  •  Reading for postgraduate study
  •  Research ethics: How to prepare a strong application
See the 2018 Semester 2 Postgraduate workshop timetable


Career Workshops

Topics covered in workshops 
  • CV / cover letters - make a great first impression
  • CV and Cover Letter Essentials
  • International Workshop - Developing your Personal Brand
  • International Workshop - Starting your Career in NZ
  • Looking for a job? Here's how!
  • Making a good impression with employers. Preparing for Career Expos and Networking
  • Making the most of Expos and other employment opportunities
  • Making to most of your online presence
  • Preparing for interview and making the shortlist
  • Understanding what you have to offer employers
Check out the Career workshop timetable


Free4U Computing Skills

Update your computer skills with one of these courses
  • Getting Started in Computing (onsite only)
  • Keyboarding (onsite only)
  • Introduction to Internet and Email (onsite only)
  • Introduction to Word 2016 Part 1 (onsite or online)
  • Introduction to Word 2016 Part 2 (onsite or online)
  • Introduction to Excel 2016 (onsite or online)
  • Introduction to Publisher 2016 (onsite or online)
  • Introduction to PowerPoint 2016 (onsite or online)
Check out the Free4U website page for more details.