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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Research Writing Retreat (1-day) In-Person

This one-day Research Writing Retreat offers an opportunity for Essex researchers to dedicate time to focus on research writing alongside fellow academic members of staff and PGR students. We...  More
Date:
Tuesday 25 June 2024
Time:
09:00 - 16:45
Location:
Library Learning Room, Colchester
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  

Skills at Library Café Hour In-Person

Overview The Skills at Library Café Hour is a great opportunity to practice information skills, learn alongside peers, and get instructor feedback. Our team can support you with the key areas listed ...  More
Date:
Wednesday 26 June 2024
Time:
15:00 - 16:00
Location:
Library Learning Room, Colchester
Categories:
  Skills at Library Cafe Hour  
Registration Type:
In-Person Registration
Register! - 32 seats left

Using online researcher profiles to increase your research visibility - Research Visibility Focus Week In-Person

Managing your online identity as a researcher has never been more important as many funders, organisations, databases, and even journals include information from online profiles as supporting evidence...  More
Date:
Monday 8 July 2024
Time:
11:00 - 12:00
Location:
Library Learning Room, Colchester
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
In-Person Registration
Register! - 16 seats left

Introduction to research visibility and citations - Research Visibility Focus Week 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...  More
Date:
Tuesday 9 July 2024
Time:
12:00 - 13:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 48 seats left

Engaging a wider audience through open research - Research Visibility Focus Week Online

Open research principles and practices are becoming increasingly important when considering the creation and sharing of research. This session will provide an introduction to open research and look at...  More
Date:
Tuesday 9 July 2024
Time:
15:00 - 16:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 49 seats left

Getting the most out of social media, and promoting your research and building networks - Research Visibility Focus Week Online

Due to unforseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled This course aims to offer a brief insight into the changing nature of social media and how researchers can use these platforms to their...  More
Date:
Wednesday 10 July 2024
Time:
11:00 - 12:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registrations are fully booked!

Research Papers to Social Media Posts: Understanding platforms and improving your visibility - Research Visibility Focus Week Online

Due to unforseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled This session builds on a prior basic knowledge of social media to help you understand the variation of audiences across different...  More
Date:
Wednesday 10 July 2024
Time:
15:00 - 16:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registrations are fully booked!

The importance of reproducible research (in collaboration with UKRN) - Research Visibility Focus Week Online

Reproducible, rigorous, and transparent research are becoming increasingly recognised as fundamental factors of research culture, and play an important part in increasing research visibility. But...  More
Date:
Thursday 11 July 2024
Time:
12:00 - 12:45
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 49 seats left

Research Writing Retreat (3-day) In-Person

The Research Writing Retreat offers an opportunity for Essex researchers to dedicate time to focus on writing their papers for publication alongside fellow academic members of staff and PGR...  More
Date:
Tuesday 30 July 2024
Time:
13:30 - 17:00
Location:
Library Learning Room, Colchester
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  

Research Writing Retreat (3-day) In-Person

The Research Writing Retreat offers an opportunity for Essex researchers to dedicate time to focus on writing their papers for publication alongside fellow academic members of staff and PGR...  More
Date:
Wednesday 31 July 2024
Time:
09:00 - 17:00
Location:
Library Learning Room, Colchester
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  

Research Writing Retreat (3-day) In-Person

The Research Writing Retreat offers an opportunity for Essex researchers to dedicate time to focus on writing their papers for publication alongside fellow academic members of staff and PGR...  More
Date:
Thursday 1 August 2024
Time:
09:00 - 17:00
Location:
Library Learning Room, Colchester
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  

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