Library Workshops and Events

Library and Cultural Services offer workshops and events throughout the year to support Essex students and researchers. Workshops and events take place across all three campuses, in-person as well as online, so there’s something for everyone! On this page you will find more information about the sessions we offer, as well as links to other training and support provided by Skills for Success and IT Services .

View our ‘Upcoming Events’ below or keep reading to learn more!

Workshops

Our workshops cover a broad range of academic skills and have been designed to help you achieve better assignment and degree outcomes. These include Research Support events, and our open Workshops at Library sessions that are offered as part of the Academic Skills programme available to current Essex students via CareerHub.

Events

Apart from workshops and skills training, we also run engagement events for the Library Advisory Group and other community groups at Essex. The Arts Team within Library and Cultural Services plan regular events that can be found via the Art Exchange and Lakeside Theatre websites.

Upcoming Events

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Introduction to referencing (Online) Online

Overview How to reference properly is something that causes students a lot of stress – but it doesn’t need to be difficult. This session will introduce you to referencing and why it is important w...  More
Date:
Wednesday 30 November 2022
Time:
17:00 - 17:50
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 97 seats left

Introduction to the Library (online) Online

Overview This 30 minute session introduces you to the Library and the resources we offer. It's recommended for all new starters at Essex, especially students in their first year of study. It wi...  More
Date:
Thursday 1 December 2022
Time:
12:30 - 13:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 50 seats left

GV831 - Library Support for your Politics Project In-Person

This in person session outlines a 4 stage strategy for tackling the final year dissertation. It looks at some of the key resources you can use, and offers tips on searching and other aspects that will...  More
Date:
Thursday 1 December 2022
Time:
15:00 - 16:00
Location:
LRR Training Room, Colchester
Audience:
  Undergraduate  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
In-Person Registration
Register! - 24 seats left

Newcomers: How to increase your research visibility Online

Increasing your research visibility makes it more likely your work will be read and cited, increases your opportunities for research collaboration, and enables you to gain credit for your work. In thi...  More
Date:
Friday 2 December 2022
Time:
12:00 - 13:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  

Workshop: Harvard Referencing (In-Person Southend) In-Person

How to reference properly is something that causes students a lot of stress – but it doesn’t need to be difficult. This session will introduce you to Harvard referencing and why it is important whe...  More
Date:
Monday 5 December 2022
Time:
13:15 - 14:00
Location:
TF 2.14, Southend
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  

Workshop: Literature searching skills (online) Online

Overview This session will focus on potential resources for a comprehensive literature review across the range of sources, and how to structure searches to achieve best results. This session is re...  More
Date:
Monday 5 December 2022
Time:
17:00 - 17:45
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 50 seats left

Library Drop-In (Southend) In-Person

Come along to the Info Point in The Forum, Southend, to ask your librarian questions about resources and library skills such as referencing! No booking required, just come along to the Info Point a...  More
Date:
Tuesday 6 December 2022 Show more dates
Time:
12:30 - 13:30
Location:
Info Point, Southend
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Skills Fest  

Introduction to Referencing (in-person) In-Person

Overview How to reference properly is something that causes students a lot of stress – but it doesn’t need to be difficult. This session will introduce you to referencing and why it is important w...  More
Date:
Tuesday 6 December 2022
Time:
14:00 - 14:45
Location:
LRR Training Room, Colchester
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught  
Categories:
  Workshop  

Checking sources for assignments (in person) In-Person

Overview The quality of your dissertation or assignment is directly related to the quality of the sources you use, so knowing how to fact check and evaluate is important to your success at Univers...  More
Date:
Wednesday 7 December 2022
Time:
13:00 - 13:45
Location:
LRR Training Room, Colchester
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  

Newcomers: How to approach the peer review process Online

This session introduces the role of a peer reviewer with an academic journal. Different types of peer review will be explored, and tips and guidance for peer reviewing will be shared. The session will...  More
Date:
Wednesday 7 December 2022
Time:
14:00 - 15:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  

Google Search Skills (online) Online

Overview This session will cover how to search Google and Google Scholar effectively. You will discover how to find high quality academic material through the use of advanced search techniques. ...  More
Date:
Monday 12 December 2022
Time:
10:00 - 10:45
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 100 seats left

Library Drop-In (Southend) In-Person

Come along to the Info Point in The Forum, Southend, to ask your librarian questions about resources and library skills such as referencing! No booking required, just come along to the Info Point a...  More
Date:
Tuesday 13 December 2022 Show more dates
Time:
12:30 - 13:30
Location:
Info Point, Southend
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Skills Fest  

Finding open access sources (online) Online

Overview Learn how to find good quality open access sources for your research. Open Research is increasingly important in the academic world and so learning how to effectively find and use high qu...  More
Date:
Wednesday 14 December 2022
Time:
12:00 - 12:45
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 50 seats left

PGR Writing Retreat In-Person

The PGR Writing Retreat offers an opportunity for PGRs to dedicate time to focus on writing their thesis. This two-day intensive writing retreat will be held in person at our Colchester campus, and bu...  More
Date:
Thursday 15 December 2022
Time:
09:00 - 16:45
Location:
Silberrad Second Floor, Colchester
Audience:
  Postgraduate - Research  

PGR Writing Retreat In-Person

The PGR Writing Retreat offers an opportunity for PGRs to dedicate time to focus on writing their thesis. This two-day intensive writing retreat will be held in person at our Colchester campus, and bu...  More
Date:
Friday 16 December 2022
Time:
09:00 - 16:45
Location:
Silberrad Second Floor, Colchester
Audience:
  Postgraduate - Research  

Newcomers: Introduction to copyright Online

This session will introduce attendees to copyright, focusing on copyright considerations in both publishing and teaching. By the endof the session, attendees will have a better understanding of differ...  More
Date:
Monday 9 January 2023
Time:
10:00 - 11:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  

Newcomers: Using Google for academic research Online

This session will cover how to search Google and Google Scholar effectively as well as suggesting some alternatives. You will discover how to find high quality academic material through the use of adv...  More
Date:
Monday 9 January 2023
Time:
11:00 - 12:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  

Newcomers: How to raise your research profile through the media Online

Do you want to reach new audiences, join wider debates about your areas of expertise andraise your profile outside academia?If so, engaging with the media is probably just what you’re looking for. Med...  More
Date:
Monday 9 January 2023
Time:
12:00 - 13:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  

Newcomers: The publishing process Online

This interactive online session will go through some of the basics of the publishing process including:\ How to find a journal to publish in The peer review process It will also mention p...  More
Date:
Monday 9 January 2023
Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  

Newcomers: Funding opportunities for international research collaborations

This course is aimed at supporting early career researchers develop knowledge of international research funding and develop a personal strategy for so doing. The specific learning outcomes are: ...  More
Date:
Monday 9 January 2023
Time:
14:00 - 15:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  

Newcomers: Checking sources for academic writing Online

Academic sources are the most trustworthy and best to use in your research. But you still need to be selective when selecting sources in order to make the best possible points. Like with social media ...  More
Date:
Monday 9 January 2023
Time:
15:00 - 16:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  

Newcomers: Mind the gap before you next research career step! How can Library Services help? Online

The University of Essex’s staff and students have access to the research intelligence platform SciVal, a tool that provides access to research analytics data. Why don’t you join us in this upcoming li...  More
Date:
Tuesday 10 January 2023
Time:
10:00 - 11:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  

Newcomers: Transparency in qualitative research Online

Recent years has seen an increase in calls for openness and sharing in research. GDPR and the proliferation of open access repositories, as well as concerns about how data has been used to inform poli...  More
Date:
Tuesday 10 January 2023
Time:
11:00 - 12:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  

Newcomers: Funding beyond the PhD (Science & Health) Online

The session is aimed at PhD students coming toward the end of their doctoral studies. The webinar will focus primarily on postgraduate fellowship opportunities on Health and Science and examine the pr...  More
Date:
Tuesday 10 January 2023
Time:
12:00 - 13:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  

Newcomers: An introduction to open access Online

Open access (OA) means making research publications freely available so anyone can benefit from reading and using them. Making your research open access is required by many research funders and is als...  More
Date:
Tuesday 10 January 2023
Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  

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