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Reading Week 15-19 February

Reading Week Nov 19

Reading Week is a break in the teaching schedule. It gives you the opportunity to catch a breath, get up to date with reading and prepare for assessments. 

We also organise a series of events during the week to help:

  • develop new skills
  • career planning
  • broadening horizons.

They are all free and feedback from past events has been very positive.

Look forward to seeing you at some of the events!

Professor Christopher Woodard
Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education and Student Experience

Registration

All events will be held as online Teams sessions. We've provided the joining link for each event but please also register using the form. This means we can make sure you have access to the resources you'll need.

 

 

Your Masters Skills and CV – Monday 15 February

This workshop will give you a chance to revisit your CV in light of the new skills and experiences acquired through your Masters training, and will refresh your knowledge of good CV writing practice. Please bring your current CV and be prepared to share supportive feedback with each other. 

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Work Experience for Arts Students – Tuesday 16 February

In this session you’ll get to hear from University of Nottingham Arts students who have built up their skills by getting involved in a variety of work experience opportunities.  The speakers will talk about the pros and cons of different types of work experience (including online and in person) and explain how they got work experience and how it’s helping them to plan their futures.  You’ll then be able to ask the speakers questions if you want to. The Careers and Employability Service will give an overview of what the options are to build your own work experience and will signpost you to further resources.

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Masters dissertations: research questions, structure and writing strategies – Tuesday 16 February

  • Aimed at: Faculty of Arts PGT students only
  • Time: 2-4pm
  • Led by: Dr David Laven, Dr Pierre-Alexis Mevel, Dr Jeremy Bloomfield, Dr Zachary Hoskins

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Stages of Essay Writing – Wednesday 17 February

This session will help you to consider your mind-set when it comes to writing. We will explore strategies to use at each stage of essay writing including planning, structuring, and proof-reading.

  • Aimed at: Faculty of Arts undergraduate students but PGT students are also welcome
  • Time: 10-10.50am
  • Led by: Student Academic Skills team

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Being Critical in Your Writing - Wednesday 17 February

What does it mean to be critical? How can you engage in critical analysis? We will be looking at engaging critically during reading and note-making, all the way through to the essay writing stage.

  • Aimed at: Faculty of Arts undergraduate students but PGT students are also welcome
  • Time: 1-1.50pm
  • Led by: Student Academic Skills team

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CVs (CETI) – Wednesday 17 February 

This friendly, interactive workshop, led by Careers and Employability Service staff, will give MA Chinese/English Translation and Interpreting students the opportunity to learn how to make their CVs as effective as possible when making UK job applications.  We will explain

  • what a CV is
  • how it is used within UK recruitment
  • how you can match your skills to what an employer is asking for in a job description.

You can also have your own CV briefly reviewed by Cathy or Julie from the Careers and Employability team. (Please note this will be a maximum of 5 minutes but you are very welcome to make another appointment if you feel you need a longer CV review). The CV review is optional and if you would like us to briefly review your CV, then please email it to catherine.sibley@nottingham.ac.uk by Friday 12 February.  

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Working Effectively – Thursday 18 February

With many of us working from home, we will be thinking about your working environment, how you can plan your time, and how to remain motivated. There will be a chance to share your own ideas about working effectively.

  • Aimed at: Faculty of Arts undergraduate students but PGT students are also welcome
  • Time: 10-10.50am
  • Led by: Student Academic Skills team

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Study With Us – Thursday 18 February

Need to get productive this week? Join this timed working session using the Pomodoro technique to help you find focus during Reading Week. You should bring your own work to do.

  • Aimed at: All Faculty of Arts students
  • Time: 1-3pm
  • Led by: Student Academic Skills team

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iLearn - Thursday 18 February

iLearn is a drop-in group for students across the Faculty to give and receive friendly advice about their experiences of digital teaching and learning. We will have presentations given by students about how they have adapted to digital learning, followed by short discussions on those topics.

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Undergraduate dissertations: bringing them together and writing up – Friday 19 February

  • Aimed at: Faculty of Arts undergraduate students only
  • Time: 10am-noon
  • Led by: Professor Christopher Woodard, Dr Daniel Mutibwa, Professor William Bowden

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Deadline for registration: 5pm Friday 12 February

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