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 23 April 2024
Time:
09:00 - 16:45
Location:
Library Learning Room, Colchester
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  

Introduction to Research Ethics at the University of Essex Online

This online session will discuss what research ethics is and why it is important, and it will provide guidance and support to help researchers identify whether their research will require an ethics...  More
Date:
Monday 29 April 2024
Time:
11:30 - 12:30
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  

Research Ethics Workshop Online

This online workshop aims to raise awareness of good research practice and to illustrate complexities which can occur in research to help researchers reflect on and embed best practice within their...  More
Date:
Tuesday 30 April 2024
Time:
11:00 - 12:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  

Essex Student Journal Conference 2024 In-Person

The Essex Student Journal is a unique opportunity for students at Essex and we want to celebrate the hard work of everyone involved. Come and celebrate with us for an afternoon of student-led...  More
Date:
Wednesday 1 May 2024
Time:
12:00 - 14:00
Location:
The Hex, Colchester
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Registration Type:
In-Person Registration
Register! - 21 seats left

Essex Student Journal Conference 2024 (online - Southend & Loughton campuses) Online

The Essex Student Journal is a unique opportunity for students at Essex and we want to celebrate the hard work of everyone involved. Come and celebrate with us for an afternoon of student-led...  More
Date:
Wednesday 1 May 2024
Time:
12:00 - 13:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught     Postgraduate - Research  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 96 seats left

Finding Data for assignments (Southend - In Person) In-Person

This session will explore key databases and resources you can use to find data and how to use them effectively to find information for your assignments and dissertation. Essex students: book your...  More
Date:
Monday 13 May 2024
Time:
14:00 - 15:00
Location:
TF.2.59, Southend
Audience:
  Postgraduate - Taught  
Categories:
  On Track  
Registration Type:
In-Person Registration
Register! - 30 seats left

Librarian Drop in (Southend) In-Person

Need 1-1 support with referencing, finding information for your assignment or assessing sources? Come to our drop in any time between 1-2pm to get advise and your questions answered. No need to book,...  More
Date:
Tuesday 14 May 2024
Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Location:
Info Point, Southend

Advanced Literature Searching Online

This session is a practical introduction to advanced techniques that can be used when searching e-resources, as well as how to find material the Library doesn't have. We will look at where to find...  More
Date:
Tuesday 14 May 2024
Time:
14:00 - 15:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Postgraduate - Taught  
Categories:
  On Track  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 40 seats left

Introduction to prompt engineering In-Person

With the rise of a new generation of powerful AI tools, it can be difficult to know what these tools can and cannot be used for and stay on top of newest developments with AI. This session takes you...  More
Date:
Wednesday 15 May 2024
Time:
14:00 - 15:00
Location:
TF.2.59, Southend
Audience:
  Postgraduate - Taught  
Categories:
  On Track  
Registration Type:
In-Person Registration
Register! - 30 seats left

Inclusive Citation In-Person

Have you ever considered whose voices can and cannot be heard in your assignments and research? Or what impact referencing has on the people you are citing? This interactive session is designed to...  More
Date:
Wednesday 15 May 2024
Time:
15:00 - 16:00
Location:
TF.2.59, Southend
Audience:
  Postgraduate - Taught  
Categories:
  On Track  
Registration Type:
In-Person Registration
Register! - 30 seats left

Introduction to Academic Integrity and Referencing Online

This session introduces students to the principles of referencing for academic work and how to be academically honest when using sources in your work. Key areas covered: - What referencing is -...  More
Date:
Thursday 16 May 2024
Time:
15:00 - 16:00
Location:
Online
Categories:
  On Track  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 40 seats left

Librarian Drop-in (Southend) In-Person

Need 1-1 support with referencing, finding information for your assignment or assessing sources? No need to book, come to our drop in any time between 2-3pm.
Date:
Friday 17 May 2024
Time:
14:00 - 15:00
Location:
Info Point, Southend
Audience:
  Postgraduate - Taught  
Categories:
  On Track  

Using SciVal to increase your research visibility Online

Elsevier welcomes you to a SciVal training session designed to empower researchers with tools for impactful data-driven decision-making! In this session, participants will delve into the world of...  More
Date:
Wednesday 22 May 2024
Time:
14:00 - 15:00
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 83 seats left

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:
Friday 24 May 2024
Time:
09:00 - 16:45
Location:
Library Learning Room, Colchester
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  

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  

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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