Using a referencing system is a key component of academic and many other kinds of writing. This session with our referencing advisor will touch on: Why do we do referencing? How do we do it? Why are there so many different styles and systems? What are the tools, tips and apps that can help make the task easier? In short activities and discussion, students will have the chance to look at some academic sources and have a go at referencing them.
This session will look at working to your potential at university focusing on being an independent learner. The key elements of making the most of your lectures, reading and note making from research and time management will be incorporated into the session.
Explore the library collections, discover the weird and wonderful, and become a confident information forager! This active session is designed to introduce you to the range of resources available through the library and to inspire your research strategies. Although most suitable for undergraduates, postgraduates in need of a library refresher will also benefit.
When term starts, your course will give you guidance on what they expect in terms of ‘academic writing’ and ‘critical thinking’. But here’s a chance to get ready, pick up some tips from our writing advisors and ask any questions about what writing at university means. The session will focus on the process of writing a university assignment through a small group activity and discussion. Although most suitable for undergraduates, postgraduates in need of a refresher will also benefit.
If you are staying in University-managed halls on Penryn Campus, you can choose this option to move in on the morning of this event. Come at 08:45 to register and we'll take you down to Glasney Lodge to pick up your keys. You can spend the time during Session 1 moving things in and (hopefully) be back in time for Session 2!
Gemma and Matthew from IT Services will be looking at all aspects of getting started with IT from accessing support, Wi-Fi connectivity to maintenance best practice. Specifically they will cover how to contact IT support; the IT services available (laptop loans, WiFi, RESNET, printing, software usage); support locations on campus; internet security and preventative measures. There will be a chance for your questions and answers.
President Welfare and Inclusivity, Allie Guy, will be discussing the range of opportunities and support available to students who are returning to learning offered by the Students’ Union. This will include information on the advice service, societies and an overview of services such as the nursery facility on campus. Allie will be happy to field any questions you might have about returning to learning and the student community.
This tour of the Penryn Campus will be led by volunteer mentors who include current mature students. The mentors are happy to share experiences and answer your questions while showing you around the places on campus of interest to you.
Emotional resilience: the ability to bounce back! The core of your emotional resilience is your energy, future focus, inner drive, strong relationships and flexible thinking. This interactive and thought-provoking session, run by Susanna and Mary from the Psychological Therapies team, uses small group and individual activities to identify your existing skills, strengths and qualities. The session will explore how these can be used to succeed through your studies and beyond. Wellbeing drop-ins will also be available during the lunch break.
There’s plenty of support here for students with learning differences, disabilities and health conditions. We’ll start with an overview of DSA (Disabled Students’ Allowance) and reasonable course adjustments, aiming to answer any questions as we go. We’ll then highlight the free support available to all students and how to access it. Finally, we’ll invite you to share your top tips, resources and technologies for effective study - and flag up a few you might not have heard of.
How to avoid common IT pitfalls, frustrations and fears, who to call and how to find solutions. Focusing on the Learning Space, OneDrive and using some of the features in Word to make academic writing easier – with questions and answers.
Writing is a great way to show what you have learned - and to develop and share ideas. This workshop will invite you to consider how you can hone your writing and thinking skills to make the most of the opportunity that university offers.