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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Guided tours of the Albert Sloman Library (Colchester campus) In-Person

Are you new to the Albert Sloman Library, or would like a refresher? Drop-in to the ground floor of the Albert Sloman Library between 10am-6pm, Monday 3 October - Friday 7 October. A member of librar...  More
Date:
Monday 3 October 2022 Show more dates
Time:
10:00 - 18:00
Location:
Colchester Foyer, Colchester
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  General Event  

Guided tours of the Albert Sloman Library (Colchester campus) In-Person

Are you new to the Albert Sloman Library, or would like a refresher? Drop-in to the ground floor of the Albert Sloman Library between 10am-6pm, Monday 3 October - Friday 7 October. A member of librar...  More
Date:
Tuesday 4 October 2022 Show more dates
Time:
10:00 - 18:00
Location:
Colchester Foyer, Colchester
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  General Event  

Guided tours of the Albert Sloman Library (Colchester campus) In-Person

Are you new to the Albert Sloman Library, or would like a refresher? Drop-in to the ground floor of the Albert Sloman Library between 10am-6pm, Monday 3 October - Friday 7 October. A member of librar...  More
Date:
Wednesday 5 October 2022 Show more dates
Time:
10:00 - 18:00
Location:
Colchester Foyer, Colchester
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  General Event  

Guided tours of the Albert Sloman Library (Colchester campus) In-Person

Are you new to the Albert Sloman Library, or would like a refresher? Drop-in to the ground floor of the Albert Sloman Library between 10am-6pm, Monday 3 October - Friday 7 October. A member of librar...  More
Date:
Thursday 6 October 2022 Show more dates
Time:
10:00 - 18:00
Location:
Colchester Foyer, Colchester
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  General Event  

Guided tours of the Albert Sloman Library (Colchester campus) In-Person

Are you new to the Albert Sloman Library, or would like a refresher? Drop-in to the ground floor of the Albert Sloman Library between 10am-6pm, Monday 3 October - Friday 7 October. A member of librar...  More
Date:
Friday 7 October 2022 Show more dates
Time:
10:00 - 18:00
Location:
Colchester Foyer, Colchester
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  General Event  

Workshop: 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:
Wednesday 12 October 2022
Time:
11:00 - 11:45
Location:
LRR Training Room, Colchester
Audience:
  Undergraduate  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
In-Person Registration
Register! - 24 seats left

Workshop: Making the most of your digital readings (in person) In-Person

Overview This 45 minute session provides an interactive introduction to the key digital reading platforms available through the Library. Learn how to get the most out of your online readings found...  More
Date:
Monday 17 October 2022
Time:
14:00 - 14:45
Location:
LRR Training Room, Colchester
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
In-Person Registration
Register! - 24 seats left

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 and raise your profile outside academia? If so, engaging with the media is probably just what you’re looking for. M...  More
Date:
Wednesday 19 October 2022
Time:
12:00 - 13:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  

LexisLibrary Foundation Certification Online

Overview Lexis is one of the major legal databases and it is essential for law students to be able to use the database efficiently. The LexisLibrary Research Certificate is a good way to make sure...  More
Date:
Wednesday 26 October 2022
Time:
10:00 - 11:30
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Undergraduate  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 43 seats left

Newcomers: How to achieve impact from your research Online

This session will help you learn how to find good quality open access resources for your research. Open research in increasingly important in the academic world, so learning how to effectively find an...  More
Date:
Wednesday 26 October 2022
Time:
11:00 - 12:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  

Workshop: Introduction to the Library (in person) In-Person

Overview This 30 minute session provides an introduction to the Library and the resources we offer. It's recommended for all new starters at Essex, especially students in their first year of s...  More
Date:
Wednesday 26 October 2022
Time:
11:00 - 11:30
Location:
LRR Training Room, Colchester
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
In-Person Registration
Register! - 24 seats left

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 31 October 2022
Time:
11:00 - 11:45
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 50 seats left

Newcomers: How to navigate the publishing process Online

This online session will explore some of the basics of the publishing process including: - How to find a good journal to publish in - The Peer Review Process It will also mention potential ‘d...  More
Date:
Monday 31 October 2022
Time:
14:00 - 15:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  

Newcomers: How to improve your academic reach beyond citations using Altmetric Online

This webinar will help you begin to create a strategy to promote your work after its publication. It will give you some ideas of how to promote your work via, twitter, blogs and podcasts. It will also...  More
Date:
Thursday 3 November 2022
Time:
11:00 - 12:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  

Library Induction for PPS Students In-Person

New to PPS and the Library? This session comprises a tour of the library building and will show you where the main collections relevant to psychoanalysis & psychosocial studies are located. There will...  More
Date:
Monday 7 November 2022
Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Location:
LRR Training Room, Colchester
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
In-Person Registration
Register! - 20 seats left

Library Induction for PPS Students In-Person

New to PPS and the Library? This session comprises a tour of the library building and will show you where the main collections relevant to psychoanalysis & psychosocial studies are located. There will...  More
Date:
Tuesday 8 November 2022
Time:
11:00 - 12:00
Location:
LRR Training Room, Colchester
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Registration Type:
In-Person Registration
Register! - 20 seats left

LexisLibrary Foundation Certification Online

Overview Lexis is one of the major legal databases and it is essential for law students to be able to use the database efficiently. The LexisLibrary Research Certificate is a good way to make sure...  More
Date:
Wednesday 9 November 2022
Time:
13:30 - 15:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Undergraduate  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 50 seats left

LexisLibrary Advanced Certification Online

Overview Lexis is one of the major legal databases and it is essential for law students to be able to use the database efficiently. The LexisLibrary Research Certificate is a good way to make sure...  More
Date:
Wednesday 9 November 2022
Time:
15:00 - 16:30
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Undergraduate  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 48 seats left

Newcomers: How to publish a journal article open access Online

This session will help you learn how to find good quality open access resources for your research. Open research in increasingly important in the academic world, so learning how to effectively find an...  More
Date:
Thursday 10 November 2022
Time:
10:00 - 11:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  

Library Induction for PPS Students In-Person

New to PPS and the Library? This session comprises a tour of the library building and will show you where the main collections relevant to psychoanalysis & psychosocial studies are located. There will...  More
Date:
Thursday 10 November 2022
Time:
11:00 - 12:00
Location:
LRR Training Room, Colchester
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Registration Type:
In-Person Registration
Register! - 20 seats left

Newcomers: How to make the most of online research profiles (in-person session) In-Person

This session allows attendees to become more familiar with different online research profiles through an interactive ‘speed dating’ activity. The research profiles covered will be: ORCID, Scopus, Goog...  More
Date:
Tuesday 15 November 2022
Time:
11:00 - 12:00
Location:
LRR Training Room, Colchester
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  

Newcomers: How to make the most of online research profiles Online

This session allows attendees to become more familiar with different online research profiles through an interactive ‘speed dating’ activity. The research profiles covered will be: • ORCID • S...  More
Date:
Friday 18 November 2022
Time:
11:00 - 12:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  

Newcomers: How to increase your research visibility (in-person session) In-Person

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 the credit you deserve for y...  More
Date:
Tuesday 22 November 2022
Time:
10:00 - 11:00
Location:
LRR Training Room, Colchester
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  

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:
Tuesday 29 November 2022
Time:
14:00 - 15:00
Location:
LRR Training Room, Colchester
Audience:
  Undergraduate  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
In-Person Registration
Register! - 25 seats left

Newcomers: How to achieve impact from your research Online

Building impact into your research requires you to have a clear understanding of what impact is and how to integrate impact practices into the research process. This introductory course provides an in...  More
Date:
Wednesday 30 November 2022
Time:
11:00 - 12:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  

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