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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Colchester Samaritans stall

University life can be incredibly difficult, especially during exams. The Colchester Samaritans will be on the ground floor of the Albert Sloman Library to talk to anyone in need of support.
Date:
Monday 23 May 2022
Time:
12:00 - 16:00
Location:
Library, Colchester
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  General Event  

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:
Monday 23 May 2022
Time:
12:00 - 12:45
Location:
LRR Training Room, Colchester
Audience:
  Undergraduate  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
In-Person Registration
Register! - 19 seats left

Social Media for Researchers - Panel Discussion (online event) Online

Come and join the discussion! We've gathered a group of researchers to share their experiences of using social media to promote themselves and their work. From blogging to TikTok, we'll be ask...  More
Date:
Monday 23 May 2022
Time:
14:00 - 15:30
Location:
Colchester
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  

Rock painting, collage & colouring crafts

Visit the Library and enjoy a break from studying with rock painting, collage and colouring! Sara the Anglian Chaplain will be attending the sessions to provide support to anyone who would like to tal...  More
Date:
Tuesday 24 May 2022
Time:
11:00 - 14:00
Location:
Colchester Foyer, Colchester
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  General Event  

Research Visibility - Drop-In Session (online) Online

As part of our Focus: Research Visibility fortnight, this online drop-in gives all researchers a chance to ask our team of experts questions about how get your research seen by the people who matter. ...  More
Date:
Tuesday 24 May 2022
Time:
11:30 - 12:30
Location:
Colchester
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  

Google Search Skills 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:
Tuesday 24 May 2022
Time:
12:00 - 12:45
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Undergraduate  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 50 seats left

How to increase your research visibility (in-person session)

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:
Wednesday 25 May 2022
Time:
10:00 - 11:00
Location:
LRR Training Room, Colchester
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  

How to develop a campaign approach to communicating your research more widely (online) Online

Thinking about your media relations campaign and integrating it with your wider impact plan will ensure you connect with your key target audiences as effectively as possible. It does not need to be...  More
Date:
Thursday 26 May 2022
Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Location:
Colchester
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  

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:
Friday 27 May 2022
Time:
12:00 - 13:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  

Literature searching skills - finding information Online

Overview This session is a practical introduction to advanced techniques that can be used when researching for an assignment, finding e-resources, as well as how to access material the Library doe...  More
Date:
Tuesday 31 May 2022
Time:
10:00 - 10:45
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Undergraduate  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 49 seats left

Rock painting, collage & colouring crafts

Visit the Library and enjoy a break from studying with rock painting, collage and colouring! Sara the Anglian Chaplain will be attending the sessions to provide support to anyone who would like to tal...  More
Date:
Tuesday 31 May 2022
Time:
11:00 - 14:00
Location:
Colchester Foyer, Colchester
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  General Event  

Newcomers: Research Impact - what, why, when, how? Now! 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 1 June 2022
Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Audience:
  Academic Staff     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 three-day intensive writing retreat will be held in person at our Colchester campus, and ...  More
Date:
Monday 6 June 2022 Show more dates
Time:
09:15 - 17:00
Location:
Special Collections, 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 three-day intensive writing retreat will be held in person at our Colchester campus, and ...  More
Date:
Tuesday 7 June 2022 Show more dates
Time:
09:15 - 17:00
Location:
Special Collections, 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 three-day intensive writing retreat will be held in person at our Colchester campus, and ...  More
Date:
Wednesday 8 June 2022
Time:
09:15 - 17:00
Location:
Special Collections, Colchester
Audience:
  Postgraduate - Research  

Introduction to referencing 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 8 June 2022
Time:
14:00 - 14:45
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Undergraduate  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 50 seats left

On Track: Online resources to help with your data analysis Online

Overview This session covers some online resources to help you identify appropriate statistical analysis for your research questions, and to assist you in using the main statistical software packa...  More
Date:
Monday 13 June 2022
Time:
14:00 - 14:45
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Postgraduate - Taught  
Categories:
  On Track     Workshop  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 100 seats left

On Track: Google Search Skills 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:
Tuesday 14 June 2022
Time:
11:00 - 11:45
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Postgraduate - Taught  
Categories:
  On Track  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 50 seats left

On Track: Literature searching skills Online

Overview This session is a practical introduction to advanced techniques that can be used when researching for an assignment, finding e-resources, as well as how to access material the Library doe...  More
Date:
Tuesday 14 June 2022
Time:
12:00 - 12:45
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Postgraduate - Taught  
Categories:
  On Track  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 50 seats left

On Track: OSCOLA Bootcamp Online

Overview This session is about how to survive OSCOLA for your dissertation. We will go over basics of citing resources using OSCOLA and we will then look at how to go about citing unfamilar source...  More
Date:
Tuesday 14 June 2022
Time:
14:00 - 15:30
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Postgraduate - Taught  
Categories:
  On Track  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 100 seats left

On Track: Finding resources for your social sciences dissertation Online

Overview This session provides a broad overview to help you undertake a successful literature search in the social sciences. We will look at the kinds of sources available to you - such as referen...  More
Date:
Tuesday 14 June 2022
Time:
15:00 - 16:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Postgraduate - Taught  
Categories:
  On Track  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 100 seats left

On Track: Publishing with the Essex Student Journal Online

Overview Learn about publishing your work with the Essex Student Journal, an online multi-disciplinary academic journal, run by and for University of Essex students. The journal is dedicated to th...  More
Date:
Wednesday 15 June 2022
Time:
10:00 - 10:45
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Postgraduate - Taught  
Categories:
  On Track  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 100 seats left

On Track: Make the most of your Library Services Online

Overview ​This session will introduce you to the different services that the Library offers that can help you in writing your dissertation. This includes how you can access resources we only have ...  More
Date:
Wednesday 15 June 2022
Time:
11:00 - 11:45
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Postgraduate - Taught  
Categories:
  On Track  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 100 seats left

On Track: Using news & media resources in your research Online

Overview There is more to research than just using books and journals! News & media sources can be useful, and sometimes essential, for researching many topics in the social sciences, business, an...  More
Date:
Wednesday 15 June 2022
Time:
15:00 - 16:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Postgraduate - Taught  
Categories:
  On Track  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 100 seats left

On Track: Using Word to help build your thesis Online

Overview Discover how to use Word's really useful built-in features that work to automatically format your document for you. Using these built-in features will ensure consistency throughout yo...  More
Date:
Thursday 16 June 2022
Time:
11:00 - 12:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Postgraduate - Taught  
Categories:
  On Track  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 100 seats left

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