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 the Library (Online) Online

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:
Monday 12 September 2022
Time:
12:30 - 13:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 50 seats left

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:
Thursday 15 September 2022
Time:
10:00 - 10:45
Location:
LRR Training Room, Colchester
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
In-Person Registration
Register! - 24 seats left

Checking sources for assignments (online) Online

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:
Monday 19 September 2022
Time:
11:00 - 11:45
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 48 seats left

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:
Monday 19 September 2022
Time:
13:00 - 13:30
Location:
LRR Training Room, Colchester
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
In-Person Registration
Register! - 24 seats left

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:
Wednesday 21 September 2022
Time:
10:30 - 11:15
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 49 seats left

Literature searching skills - finding information (in person) In-Person

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:
Wednesday 21 September 2022
Time:
11:30 - 12:45
Location:
LRR Training Room, Colchester
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
In-Person Registration
Register! - 23 seats left

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:
Thursday 22 September 2022
Time:
11:00 - 11:30
Location:
LRR Training Room, Online
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
In-Person Registration
Register! - 23 seats left

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