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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Skills Fest In-Person

Pre-register for Skills Fest 2024! First 50 to register get a free Skills Fest tote bag. Skills Fest is an activity-packed fair that showcases the support and skill development opportunities...  More
Date:
Wednesday 28 February 2024
Time:
12:30 - 14:30
Location:
Colchester
Audience:
  Undergraduate  
Categories:
  Skills Fest  
Registration Type:
In-Person Registration
Register! - 94 seats left

Skills at Library Café Hour In-Person

Overview The Skills at Library team are hosting weekly café hour support sessions in the Albert Sloman Library, Colchester Campus. No need to book ahead,* just come along anytime between...  More
Date:
Wednesday 28 February 2024 Show more dates
Time:
14:00 - 15:00
Location:
Library Learning Room, Colchester
Categories:
  Skills at Library Cafe Hour  
Registration has closed.

Intro the Library & information skills (online) Online

Overview This 30 minute session provides an interactive introduction to the Library and the resources we offer. If you are unsure how to search for resources, this session is for you! Key areas...  More
Date:
Monday 4 March 2024
Time:
11:00 - 11:30
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 50 seats left

Finding sources - advanced search 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...  More
Date:
Monday 4 March 2024
Time:
14:00 - 14:45
Location:
Online
Audience:
  Undergraduate     Postgraduate - Taught  
Categories:
  Workshop  
Registration Type:
Online Registration
Register! - 50 seats left

Librarian Drop in session (Southend) In-Person

Need help finding information for your assignments or with your referencing? We are running drop in sessions where you can ask about the following: Finding information and literature...  More
Date:
Tuesday 5 March 2024 Show more dates
Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Location:
Info Point, Southend

Skills at Library Café Hour In-Person

Overview The Skills at Library team are hosting weekly café hour support sessions in the Albert Sloman Library, Colchester Campus. No need to book ahead,* just come along anytime between...  More
Date:
Wednesday 6 March 2024 Show more dates
Time:
15:00 - 16:00
Location:
Library Learning Room, Colchester
Categories:
  Skills at Library Cafe Hour  
Registration has closed.

Librarian Drop in session (Southend) In-Person

Need help finding information for your assignments or with your referencing? We are running drop in sessions where you can ask about the following: Finding information and literature...  More
Date:
Tuesday 12 March 2024 Show more dates
Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Location:
Info Point, Southend

Skills at Library Café Hour In-Person

Overview The Skills at Library team are hosting weekly café hour support sessions in the Albert Sloman Library, Colchester Campus. No need to book ahead,* just come along anytime between...  More
Date:
Wednesday 13 March 2024 Show more dates
Time:
14:00 - 15:00
Location:
Library Learning Room, Colchester
Categories:
  Skills at Library Cafe Hour  
Registration has closed.

Librarian Drop in session (Southend) In-Person

Need help finding information for your assignments or with your referencing? We are running drop in sessions where you can ask about the following: Finding information and literature...  More
Date:
Tuesday 19 March 2024 Show more dates
Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Location:
Info Point, Southend

Skills at Library Café Hour In-Person

Overview The Skills at Library team are hosting weekly café hour support sessions in the Albert Sloman Library, Colchester Campus. No need to book ahead,* just come along anytime between...  More
Date:
Wednesday 20 March 2024 Show more dates
Time:
14:00 - 15:00
Location:
Library Learning Room, Colchester
Categories:
  Skills at Library Cafe Hour  
Registration has closed.

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:
Monday 25 March 2024 Show more dates
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:
Tuesday 26 March 2024 Show more dates
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:
Wednesday 27 March 2024 Show more dates
Time:
09:00 - 17:00
Location:
Library Learning Room, Colchester
Audience:
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research  

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! - 55 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! - 99 seats left

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