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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Making the most of your digital readings (online) Online

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:
Friday 3 February 2023
Time:
12:00 - 12:45
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 98 seats left

How to publish your work in the Essex Student Journal Online

Want to find out how to get your work published in an academic journal? Come along to this session about the Essex Student Journal! The Essex Student Journal is an open access journal run by the...  More
Date:
Monday 6 February 2023
Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 100 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...  More
Date:
Wednesday 8 February 2023
Time:
13:00 - 13:45
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 100 seats left

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...  More
Date:
Wednesday 8 February 2023
Time:
17:00 - 17:45
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 100 seats left

Drop in: Ask a Librarian In-Person

Overview Come along to this drop in session on Colchester campus and ask a librarian about any questions you’ve got related to: - Referencing - Literature searching - Finding resources -...  More
Date:
Thursday 9 February 2023
Time:
12:00 - 13:30
Location:
Library Consultation Pod (Colchester Foyer), Online
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  

Drop-in: social sciences In-Person

This drop-in session is for students in: Economics Government Language & Linguistics Psychosocial & Psychoanalytic Studies Sociology Come along and ask your subject librarian about: -...  More
Date:
Thursday 9 February 2023 Show more dates
Time:
14:00 - 16:00
Location:
Library Consultation Pod (Colchester Foyer), Colchester
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  General Event  

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...  More
Date:
Friday 10 February 2023
Time:
12:00 - 12:45
Location:
LRR Training Room, Colchester
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  

Decolonising the Library In-Person

Join your fellow students to help decolonize the librabry on 13 February 2023 at 4pm in the Special Collections Room at the Albert Sloman Library (Colchester Campus). Engage in conversation on...  More
Date:
Monday 13 February 2023
Time:
16:00 - 18:00
Location:
Special Collections, Colchester
Categories:
  Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity  
Registration Type:
In-Person Registration
Register! - 40 seats left

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...  More
Date:
Wednesday 15 February 2023
Time:
13:00 - 13:30
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 100 seats left

Drop-in: social sciences In-Person

This drop-in session is for students in: Economics Government Language & Linguistics Psychosocial & Psychoanalytic Studies Sociology Come along and ask your subject librarian about: -...  More
Date:
Wednesday 15 February 2023 Show more dates
Time:
14:00 - 16:00
Location:
Library Consultation Pod (Colchester Foyer), Colchester
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  General Event  

Literature search 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. Key areas...  More
Date:
Thursday 16 February 2023
Time:
12:00 - 12:45
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 100 seats left

Drop-in: social sciences In-Person

This drop-in session is for students in: Economics Government Language & Linguistics Psychosocial & Psychoanalytic Studies Sociology Come along and ask your subject librarian about: -...  More
Date:
Tuesday 21 February 2023 Show more dates
Time:
14:00 - 16:00
Location:
Library Consultation Pod (Colchester Foyer), Colchester
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  General Event  

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:
Wednesday 22 February 2023
Time:
13:00 - 13:45
Location:
LRR Training Room, Colchester
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  

Drop-in: Ask a librarian! In-Person

Overview Come along to this drop in session on Colchester campus and ask a librarian about any questions you’ve got related to: - Referencing - Literature searching - Finding resources -...  More
Date:
Thursday 23 February 2023
Time:
12:00 - 13:30
Location:
Library Consultation Pod (Colchester Foyer), Colchester
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  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...  More
Date:
Friday 24 February 2023
Time:
13:00 - 13:45
Location:
LRR Training Room, Colchester
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  

Drop-in: social sciences In-Person

This drop-in session is for students in: Economics Government Language & Linguistics Psychosocial & Psychoanalytic Studies Sociology Come along and ask your subject librarian about: -...  More
Date:
Wednesday 1 March 2023 Show more dates
Time:
14:00 - 16:00
Location:
Library Consultation Pod (Colchester Foyer), Colchester
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  General Event  

Drop-in: social sciences In-Person

This drop-in session is for students in: Economics Government Language & Linguistics Psychosocial & Psychoanalytic Studies Sociology Come along and ask your subject librarian about: -...  More
Date:
Thursday 9 March 2023 Show more dates
Time:
14:00 - 16:00
Location:
Library Consultation Pod (Colchester Foyer), Colchester
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  General Event  

PGR Writing Retreat In-Person

The PGR Writing Retreat offers an opportunity for PGRs to dedicate time to focus on writing their thesis. This intensive writing retreat will be held in person at our Colchester campus and PGRs will...  More
Date:
Wednesday 15 March 2023 Show more dates
Time:
13:00 - 17:00
Location:
Silberrad Second Floor, Colchester
Audience:
  Postgraduate - Research  

Drop-in: social sciences In-Person

This drop-in session is for students in: Economics Government Language & Linguistics Psychosocial & Psychoanalytic Studies Sociology Come along and ask your subject librarian about: -...  More
Date:
Wednesday 15 March 2023 Show more dates
Time:
14:00 - 16:00
Location:
Library Consultation Pod (Colchester Foyer), Colchester
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  General Event  

PGR Writing Retreat In-Person

The PGR Writing Retreat offers an opportunity for PGRs to dedicate time to focus on writing their thesis. This intensive writing retreat will be held in person at our Colchester campus and PGRs will...  More
Date:
Thursday 16 March 2023 Show more dates
Time:
09:00 - 17:00
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 intensive writing retreat will be held in person at our Colchester campus and PGRs will...  More
Date:
Friday 17 March 2023 Show more dates
Time:
09:00 - 17:00
Location:
Silberrad Second Floor, Colchester
Audience:
  Postgraduate - Research  

Drop-in: social sciences In-Person

This drop-in session is for students in: Economics Government Language & Linguistics Psychosocial & Psychoanalytic Studies Sociology Come along and ask your subject librarian about: -...  More
Date:
Tuesday 21 March 2023 Show more dates
Time:
14:00 - 16:00
Location:
Library Consultation Pod (Colchester Foyer), Colchester
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  General Event  

Decolonising the Library & the Black researcher In-Person / Online

The session is an opportunity for Black researchers from across the University to come together to discuss Library provision of decolonial resources. The participants will consider how the Library can...  More
Date:
Tuesday 25 April 2023
Time:
14:00 - 15:30
Location:
Special Collections, Colchester
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity  
Registration Type:
In-Person Registration / Online Registration
Register! - 127 seats left

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