The Learning and Achievement team offers a wide range of free Academic and study skills workshops. Students from Level 4 and above are welcome to attend these workshops.

We also offer a number of specialised Postgraduate workshops. Students from Level 7 and above are welcome to attend these workshops.

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Please note:

Study skills and academic writing workshops

Postgraduate workshops

 


Current Workshops

Studying smarter

Title Description Classroom Campus Start time End time Status
Time management Want to know where you will find the time to get your study done? This workshop will look at handy hints of how to manage your time while studying at Unitec and ensuring that you are ‘maximising’ your time. You will look at how to organise your time through prioritising, and setting goals and aims for your study, and putting it into plan. Time is precious! 183-2007 Mt Albert Thu 2020-Aug-13 03:00pm

04:00pm
Developing critical thinking skills The ability to think critically is a key skill for academic success. This workshop will look at what critical thinking is, the process of critical thinking and ways to become a good critical thinker. During the session, you will have opportunities to take part in activities to help develop your critical thinking skills. 510-3038 Waitakere Thu 2020-Aug-27 12:30pm

01:30pm




Current Workshops

Rev up your writing and presentations

Title Description Classroom Campus Start time End time Status
Analysing and answering assignment questions This practical workshop shares useful hints on how to identify the focus of an assignment question and how to plan the best response. Please bring along examples of questions and marking criteria. 114-2010 Mt Albert Thu 2020-Aug-06 10:30am

12:00pm
APA referencing (repeat) In academic writing you have to provide evidence to support your ideas. You also need to reference the sources of your information. Come to this workshop for more guidance on when and how to reference. Please bring any referencing guidelines you have been given by your lecturers. 180-2043 Mt Albert Mon 2020-Aug-10 01:00pm

02:30pm
Paraphrasing: Writing effectively in your own words Writing assignments often involves using ideas from books and other source material. This workshop looks at ways of putting those ideas into your own words to demonstrate your understanding of the material. We’ll also look at referencing sources correctly in the text. 182-1002 Mt Albert Wed 2020-Aug-12 02:00pm

03:30pm
Academic writing (English Language Focus) This workshop is for students who are new to assignment writing in the New Zealand context. We discuss and practise: •Writing to the assignment requirements •Academic writing skills. Bring along your assignment guidelines and marking schedules/criteria. 114-2010 Mt Albert Thu 2020-Aug-13 10:30am

12:00pm
Essay writing essentials Are you new to essay writing at tertiary level? If so, then come to this workshop to learn about the process of essay writing and lecturer expectations. In this session we specifically focus on analysing essay questions, essay structure and paragraphing. 510-3005 Waitakere Fri 2020-Aug-14 12:00pm

01:30pm
Report writing essentials Report writing is an important skill in many courses at Unitec, and a very valuable skill in the workplace. Come along to this workshop to learn about some report writing essentials. We’ll look at report writing structure, language and some of the key differences between writing reports and essays. 180-2043 Mt Albert Mon 2020-Aug-17 01:00pm

02:00pm
Perspectives on research: Tikanga Maori In this workshop I reflect on my experiences as a Maori researcher to explore qualitative research, looking particularly at research methods from a tikanga perspective. A brief history of the different models of research with Maori communities will explain where Maori research has been, is currently, and the path of development. I invite students to share their questions about Maori research theory and practices to build awareness of how to implement Maori research design and ethicality. You will leave the course having explored the issues concerning research that includes Maori participants and knowing how to work within a Maori framework. 182-1002 Mt Albert Wed 2020-Aug-19 02:00pm

03:30pm
Essay writing essentials Are you new to essay writing at tertiary level? If so, then come to this workshop to learn about the process of essay writing and lecturer expectations. In this session we specifically focus on analysing essay questions, essay structure and paragraphing. 114-2010 Mt Albert Thu 2020-Aug-20 10:30am

12:00pm
Oral presentations This workshop is for students who are worried about making speeches or oral presentations in their courses. We share ideas and develop practical strategies for gaining confidence and giving effective presentations. 183-2007 Mt Albert Thu 2020-Aug-20 03:00pm

04:00pm
Introduction to writing a literature review Literature review is required when writing a research project. Come along to the workshop if you want to find out what a literature review is, the process of preparing a literature review and the format of a literature review. 180-2043 Mt Albert Mon 2020-Aug-24 01:00pm

02:00pm
Perspectives on research: Tikanga Maori In this workshop I reflect on my experiences as a Maori researcher to explore qualitative research, looking particularly at research methods from a tikanga perspective. A brief history of the different models of research with Maori communities will explain where Maori research has been, is currently, and the path of development. I invite students to share their questions about Maori research theory and practices to build awareness of how to implement Maori research design and ethicality. You will leave the course having explored the issues concerning research that includes Maori participants and knowing how to work within a Maori framework. 510-3038 Waitakere Tue 2020-Aug-25 02:00pm

03:30pm
Oral presentations This workshop is for students who are worried about making speeches or oral presentations in their courses. We share ideas and develop practical strategies for gaining confidence and giving effective presentations. 510-3040 Waitakere Fri 2020-Aug-28 12:30pm

01:30pm




Current Workshops

Get started and succeed in PG coursework

Title Description Classroom Campus Start time End time Status
Academic writing for postgraduate study In this workshop, we will analyse key features of academic writing at post-graduate level and look at strategies for developing effective writing practices. 183-2007 Mt Albert Thu 2020-Aug-06 03:00pm

04:30pm
APA referencing (repeat) PG In academic writing you have to provide evidence to support your ideas. You also need to reference the sources of your information. Come to this workshop for more guidance on when and how to reference. Please bring any referencing guidelines you have been given by your lecturers. 180-2043 Mt Albert Mon 2020-Aug-10 01:00pm

02:30pm
Paraphrasing: Writing effectively in your own words (PG) Writing assignments often involves using ideas from books and other source material. This workshop looks at ways of putting those ideas into your own words to demonstrate your understanding of the material. We’ll also look at referencing sources correctly in the text. 182-1002 Mt Albert Wed 2020-Aug-12 02:00pm

03:30pm
Time management (PG) Want to know where you will find the time to get your study done? This workshop will look at handy hints of how to manage your time while studying at Unitec and ensuring that you are ‘maximising’ your time. You will look at how to organise your time through prioritising, and setting goals and aims for your study, and putting it into plan. Time is precious! 183-2007 Mt Albert Thu 2020-Aug-13 03:00pm

04:00pm
Report writing essentials Report writing is an important skill in many courses at Unitec, and a very valuable skill in the workplace. Come along to this workshop to learn about some report writing essentials. We’ll look at report writing structure, language and some of the key differences between writing reports and essays. 180-2043 Mt Albert Mon 2020-Aug-17 01:00pm

02:00pm
Oral presentations This workshop is for students who are worried about making speeches or oral presentations in their courses. We share ideas and develop practical strategies for gaining confidence and giving effective presentations. 183-2007 Mt Albert Thu 2020-Aug-20 03:00pm

04:00pm
Perspectives on research: Tikanga Maori In this workshop I reflect on my experiences as a Maori researcher to explore qualitative research, looking particularly at research methods from a tikanga perspective. A brief history of the different models of research with Maori communities will explain where Maori research has been, is currently, and the path of development. I invite students to share their questions about Maori research theory and practices to build awareness of how to implement Maori research design and ethicality. You will leave the course having explored the issues concerning research that includes Maori participants and knowing how to work within a Maori framework. 510-3038 Waitakere Tue 2020-Aug-25 02:00pm

03:30pm
Literature review A literature review is a key component of postgraduate academic study. At this workshop, we discuss what a literature review is, its purposes, its value as an academic tool and ways to get started. We also look at the processes involved in writing and shaping an effective literature review. We cover strategies for engaging with literature, developing productive writing habits and demonstrating critical analysis. 114-2010 Mt Albert Thu 2020-Aug-27 10:30am

12:00pm




Current Workshops

Plan, implement and write up the research paper

Title Description Classroom Campus Start time End time Status
(PG) Perspectives on research: Tikanga Maori In this workshop I reflect on my experiences as a Maori researcher to explore qualitative research, looking particularly at research methods from a tikanga perspective. A brief history of the different models of research with Maori communities will explain where Maori research has been, is currently, and the path of development. I invite students to share their questions about Maori research theory and practices to build awareness of how to implement Maori research design and ethicality. You will leave the course having explored the issues concerning research that includes Maori participants and knowing how to work within a Maori framework. 182-1002 Mt Albert Wed 2020-Aug-19 02:00pm

03:30pm
Planning and writing a research proposal All research starts with a proposal: a plan or outline to guide the study. We look at the basic components of a research proposal across a range of disciplines, and share some useful tips for constructing a proposal and justifying a study. Come along to explore ideas and ways of writing an effective proposal. 182-1002 Mt Albert Wed 2020-Aug-26 02:00pm

03:30pm
Preparing a good thesis This workshop covers: •what examiners are looking for in a thesis / explanatory document •how examiners go about the examination process •what makes for a weak or strong thesis 180-2043 Mt Albert Mon 2020-Aug-31 01:00pm

02:30pm
Research ethics: How to prepare a strong application This workshop will introduce you to the role and importance of ethics in your research. It outlines Unitec's process for achieving ethical approval of your research project, with a focus on Form A. Please note: All postgraduate student research projects that involve human beings (e.g. research project, dissertation or thesis) must have Unitec Research Ethics Committee (UREC) approval before research can begin. Come along to consider the issues involved and find out how you can prepare your application for approval. Check out the Postgraduate Student Resources pages on Moodle if you would like to look at the general Ethics requirements before the session. 180-2043 Mt Albert Thu 2020-Sep-10 10:00am

11:30am