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! 510-3037 Waitakere Mon 2018-Jul-30 03:00pm

04:00pm
Taking notes in lectures This workshop looks at effective methods of taking notes in lectures. We will cover notemaking techniques that can aid your understanding and revision. 180-2043 Mt Albert Fri 2018-Aug-03 01:00pm

02:00pm
Key study skills Get yourself prepared with some important study skills to help you succeed in your tertiary studies; for example, tips on setting study goals, organising study time and understanding the requirements of academic studies. 180-2043 Mt Albert Mon 2018-Aug-06 11:45am

12:45pm
Establishing an Effective Study Routine (preview, review and notetaking) This workshop is specifically designed for students who are feeling overwhelmed by having many assignments due around the same time. It will help you develop a plan or working schedule of systematically keeping on track with your study: preview, review and notetaking for your later reference when you need the information for assignments or exams at the end of the semester. Good planning and follow through ensures achievement and success. See you at the workshop. 510-3037 Waitakere Thu 2018-Aug-09 03:00pm

04:00pm
Critical thinking The ability to think critically is a key skill for academic success. This workshop will look at what is critical thinking, the process of critical thinking and how to be a good critical thinker. During the session, you will have opportunities to take part in activities to help develop your critical thinking skills. 180-2043 Mt Albert Mon 2018-Aug-13 11:45am

12:45pm
Critical thinking The ability to think critically is a key skill for academic success. This workshop will look at what is critical thinking, the process of critical thinking and how to be a good critical thinker. During the session, you will have opportunities to take part in activities to help develop your critical thinking skills. 510-3011 Waitakere Tue 2018-Aug-21 03:00pm

04:00pm




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 techniques on how to analyse an assignment question and how to plan the best response. Please bring along examples of questions and marking schedules/ criteria. 180-2043 Mt Albert Mon 2018-Jul-30 10:30am

12:30pm
Writing a good paragraph The paragraph is the basic building block of academic writing. Come along and learn how to write good paragraphs. If you can write a paragraph you can write a 2000 word assignment! 180-2043 Mt Albert Mon 2018-Jul-30 01:00pm

02:30pm
Tips for assignment writing This brief workshop looks at the requirements of assignment writing in tertiary study, which include understanding assignment questions, structuring an assignment, writing coherently and integrating references in your writing. 180-2043 Mt Albert Mon 2018-Aug-06 10:30am

11:30am
APA referencing 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 Fri 2018-Aug-10 01:00pm

03:00pm
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 2018-Aug-13 10:30am

11:30am
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. 180-2043 Mt Albert Tue 2018-Aug-14 04:00pm

06:00pm
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. 510-3011 Waitakere Thu 2018-Aug-16 02:00pm

03:30pm
Proofreading strategies Learn about the common mistakes that many writers make, as well as developing skills for checking your own writing before submission. 180-2043 Mt Albert Fri 2018-Aug-17 01:00pm

02:30pm
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 2018-Aug-20 10:30am

12:30pm
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. 182-1001 Mt Albert Wed 2018-Aug-22 03:00pm

05:00pm
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 Fri 2018-Aug-24 02:00pm

03:00pm
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: • Analysing assignment requirements • Academic writing strategies. Bring along assignment guidelines and marking schedules/criteria. 180-2043 Mt Albert Mon 2018-Aug-27 10:30am

12:30pm
Oral presentations This workshop is for students who have to make speeches or oral presentations in their courses. We share ideas and develop practical strategies for gaining confidence and giving effective presentations. 510-3011 Waitakere Thu 2018-Aug-30 10:30am

12:00pm
Oral presentations This workshop is for students who have to make speeches or oral presentations in their courses. We share ideas and develop practical strategies for gaining confidence and giving effective presentations. 180-2043 Mt Albert Mon 2018-Sep-03 01:00pm

03:00pm




Current Workshops

Reading efficiently

Title Description Classroom Campus Start time End time Status
Effective strategies for academic reading Although you probably won’t be assessed directly on the reading you do for study, being able to read effectively and efficiently is essential to doing well in your course. This workshop helps you identify academic reading strategies and gives you a chance to practise using them appropriately. 182-1001 Mt Albert Wed 2018-Aug-08 03:00pm

05:00pm
How to read a journal article Do you have to read journal articles for your course? This session helps you identify the structure of journal articles and learn techniques for reading them effectively. 180-2043 Mt Albert Mon 2018-Aug-20 01:00pm

02:30pm




Current Workshops

Get started and succeed in PG coursework

Title Description Classroom Campus Start time End time Status
(PG) Reading for postgraduate study Do you find your reading load daunting? Do you want to learn how to read critically? In this workshop we discuss a range of purposes for postgraduate reading. You will learn strategies to make reading more effective and manageable. 180-2043 Mt Albert Wed 2018-Aug-01 04:00pm

06:00pm
(PG) 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. 180-2043 Mt Albert Mon 2018-Aug-06 01:00pm

03:00pm
(PG) APA Referencing 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 Fri 2018-Aug-10 01:00pm

03:00pm
(PG) Proofreading Strategies Learn about the common mistakes that many writers make, as well as developing skills for checking your own writing before submission. 180-2043 Mt Albert Mon 2018-Aug-13 01:00pm

03:00pm
(PG) 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. 180-2043 Mt Albert Tue 2018-Aug-14 04:00pm

06:00pm
(PG) Literature review 1: Getting started 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 will look at examples, and consider strategies for conducting a literature search and deciding on an initial structure. 180-2043 Mt Albert Wed 2018-Aug-15 04:00pm

06:00pm
(PG) 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 2018-Aug-20 10:30am

12:30pm
(PG) How to read a journal article Do you have to read journal articles for your course? This session helps you identify the structure of journal articles and learn techniques for reading them effectively. 180-2043 Mt Albert Mon 2018-Aug-20 01:00pm

02:30pm
(PG) Critical thinking Critical thinking is at the heart of postgraduate study. This session covers: • what’s involved in critical thinking • how we use critical thinking in our daily lives • identifying and dealing with assumptions • critical thinking in academic contexts 183-2007 Mt Albert Tue 2018-Aug-21 03:00pm

05:00pm
(PG) Literature review 2: Working on the writing In this workshop we cover processes involving in writing a literature review, ways of developing productive writing habits and look at the key writing skills for literature reviews. These include clear description and summary, comparison and contrast, synthesis of ideas and critical commentary. 182-2001 Mt Albert Fri 2018-Aug-24 10:30am

12:30pm
(PG) Oral presentations This workshop is for students who have to make speeches or oral presentations in their courses. We share ideas and develop practical strategies for gaining confidence and giving effective presentations. 510-3011 Waitakere Thu 2018-Aug-30 10:30am

12:00pm
(PG) Oral presentations This workshop is for students who have to make speeches or oral presentations in their courses. We share ideas and develop practical strategies for gaining confidence and giving effective presentations. 180-2043 Mt Albert Mon 2018-Sep-03 01:00pm

03:00pm




Current Workshops

Plan, implement and write up the research paper

Title Description Classroom Campus Start time End time Status
(PG) Planning and writing a research proposal All research starts with a proposal: a plan or outline to guide the study so we maximize the chances of the study’s success. We look at the basic components of a research proposal across a range of paradigms, and share some useful techniques for constructing a proposal and justifying a study. Whether you are a student submitting a proposal for postgraduate study or a staff member looking to obtain funding, come along to explore ideas and ways of writing an effective proposal. Come with your own ideas and you can tailor the discussion to your own study for even greater benefit. 180-2043 Mt Albert Mon 2018-Aug-27 01:00pm

03:00pm
(PG) Preparing a good thesis or dissertation This workshop covers: •what examiners are looking for in a thesis / dissertation •how examiners go about the examination process •what makes a weak and strong thesis 180-2043 Mt Albert Wed 2018-Aug-29 04:00pm

06:00pm
(PG) 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 seeking ethical approval of your research project. 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 Mon 2018-Sep-03 10:30am

12:30pm
(PG) Long documentation for thesis/dissertation (MS Word) This workshop shows you how to use MS Word effectively to create a thesis template, and how to use certain features in Word to easily bring all the component parts of a thesis together. Topics include: styles, table of contents, page and section breaks, page numbers, headers and footers, cover pages, multi-level numbering of headings, outline view, footnotes, line spacing, page-setup and margins, captions, inserting images and creating a template. 183-1003 Mt Albert Wed 2018-Sep-05 10:00am

12:00pm