Workshops and Tutorials
Skills for Learning workshops can help you improve and enhance your skills in academic communication, IT, maths, and information literacy. The workshops are very popular with students and can make a real difference to your academic success whilst at University and your future success in the job market once you graduate.
Maths drop-in clinics
There are also clinics in maths where you can drop in at any time during the two hour session.
When do they run?
Workshops last one hour and run throughout the academic year at both Headingley and City Campus Libraries. See the workshop timetables for more details. They are scheduled at different times throughout the week to give everyone a chance of attending. We will also be offering some of the workshops on a Saturday.
Note: All workshops are free of charge.
Can anyone attend?
All Leeds Met students are welcome and there is no need to book a place.
How to contact us
If you would like more information about the workshops or key skills development, you can contact Skills for Learning:
Printable copies of the current timetable can be found at the bottom of this page, as PDF files.
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- CC = The City Campus Library
- LS = Leslie Silver Building
- HY = The Headingley Library
- JG = James Graham Building
- OBH = Old Broadcasting House
Skills for Learning workshops are running from October 2012. Please download the latest timetables below. You can also get printed copies of these timetables from the Libraries and Student Hubs.
Click each title for a full description of the workshop content:
- Exam revision
- Oral presentations
- Practical presentation skills
- Critical thinking
- Avoiding plagiarism
- Essays - getting started
- Essays - planning and writing
- Note making
- Reading strategies
- Literature reviews
- Reflective writing
- Reports and dissertations
- Dissertations for postgraduates
- Library induction
- Finding information for your assignments
- Referencing for beginners
- Referencing refresher
- Employability and your online identity
- Office drop-in clinic
- Introduction to Word
- Using images and tables in Word and PowerPoint
- Word for dissertations and reports
- Introduction to Excel
- Pivot Tables in Excel
- Introduction to Formulas in Excel
- Introduction to PowerPoint
- Posters with PowerPoint
- Mind mapping using Inspiration
- The following 'getting started' IT topics are available via one to one tutorial:
Can't find what you are looking for? If you would like more information about the workshops or key skills development, you can contact Skills for Learning:
You can also book an individual tutorial in academic communication, maths or IT skills but we recommend that you attend a workshop first.
Requesting a tutorial
You can request a tutorial session if:
- You have a specific need for help which can best be dealt with on an individual basis.
- You are unable to attend any of our scheduled workshops because of other commitments.
To request a tutorial use the online tutorial request form.
Alternatively you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org giving the following details:
- User Id (This is usually a C followed by 7 digits, e.g. C1234567)
- Contact phone number or email address
- Your course title and year of study
- The dates/times you are available at
- Whether you would prefer to meet at City Campus or Headingley Campus
- Indication of what topic(s) you would like to cover during the tutorial
You will receive a response within 5 working days.
We do arrange (customised) tutorials and workshops for groups but often it is more efficient to make an arrangement through your course tutor - especially if the need is common to a whole class. Perhaps you could ask your course tutor to contact us?