Faculty of Arts

Directed Studies Week 6 to 10 March

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Directed Studies 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've organised a series of events during the week to help you develop new skills and plan your career. 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


Directed Study Week event details

Using marking criteria and learning objectives to produce high quality work - Monday 6 March

Unpacking common terminology and advice for navigating marking criteria in the Arts, together with top tips for using feedback effectively.

  • Time: 10 to 11am
  • Location: online
  • Teams meeting ID: 331 416 411 99
  • Passcode: yG92EF

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Finishing touches for assignments - Monday 6 March

Essential tips for the final stages of editing, proof-reading, and formatting your documents.

  • Time: 1 to 2pm
  • Venue: online
  • Teams meeting ID: 369 929 940 062
  • Passcode: hjTVDA

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Undergraduate dissertations: bringing them together and writing up - Tuesday 7 March

Led by Professor Chris Woodard, Dr Daniel Mutibwa and Professor Will Bowden, get some hints and tips on how to produce an excellent dissertation.

  • Time: 10.30am to 12pm
  • Venue: Room A3, Humanities building
  • No booking needed, just come along to join in

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Understanding and addressing tutor feedback - online - Tuesday 7 March

Hints and tips on how to get the best from tutor feedback.

  • Time: 1 to 2pm
  • Venue: online
  • Teams meeting ID: 341 046 585 75 
  • Passcode: Wf7prS

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Kick off your job search - Tuesday 7 March

Whatever you’re choosing to do when you’ve graduated this session will help you prepare for finding opportunities and making successful applications.

This session will help you to understand:

  • What your unique strengths are and how you can use them to make the most of opportunities.
  • How to build your networks now to help you in the future
  • Time: 2.30 to 3.30pm
  • Venue: Room C11, Monica Partridge Building

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Unpacking journal articles in the Arts - Wednesday 8 March

Advice for confidence when approaching journal articles, and support with navigating the variety of forms and structures they take.

  • Time: 10 to 11am
  • Venue: online
  • Teams meeting ID: 374 773 872 322
  • Passcode: 9tmY6s

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Writing cafe - Wednesday 8 March

The Libraries Learning Development Team will be offering help and guidance on academic writing. Bring along a current assignment, a brief, or even feedback on recent coursework, for tailored support. This is a drop-in event with free refreshments and cake! All Faculty of Arts undergraduate students are welcome.

Free refreshments and cake (first come first served basis)

  • Time: 10am to 12pm
  • Venue: Room D08, Monica Partridge building

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Understanding and addressing tutor feedback - in-person - Wednesday 7 March

Hints and tips on how to get the best from tutor feedback.

  • Time: 1 to 2pm
  • Venue: D08, Monica Partridge building

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Managing your time and tackling procrastination - Wednesday 8 March

Explore a range of time management techniques, including ways to take advantage of high and low focus time, as well as strategies for prioritising different tasks.

  • Time: 2 to 3pm
  • Venue: online
  • Teams Meeting ID: 356 712 077 198
  • Passcode: BYENA9

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Help! I’ve got a job - now what? - Thursday 9 March

Whether you have secured a graduate job, a summer placement or even part-time work you might feel apprehensive about entering the workplace.

Join this online session to cover:

  • Workplace etiquette
  • Managing your inbox and Teams
  • Professional communication
  • Managing yourself and your time
  • Time: 11am to 12pm
  • Venue: online
  • Teams Meeting ID: 356 712 077 198
  • Passcode: BYENA9

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University mental health day - Thursday 9 March

Join us as we inspire conversations, take action and create change!

  • Time: 11am to 2pm
  • Venue: C Floor, Portland Building

See all university mental health day events

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Residential experience socials

The Residential Experience Team will be running fun social events throughout the week. Check their webpage for details.

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Faculty of Arts

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telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 8502
email: AR-Arts-Admin@nottingham.ac.uk