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Dissertation and Thesis Clinics in July & August 2022

Louise Pollock9 June 2022

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Need help with your dissertation or thesis?

Digital Skills Development and Library Skills are running six weekly dissertation and thesis clinics throughout July and August. There is no need to book, just turn up. Staff can help with formatting your dissertation, using statistical software and bibliographic referencing using Word, LaTeX, SPSS, R, NatBib, Endnote, Mendeley and Zotero.

Schedule

The clinics will take place on the following dates/times*:

13th July from 14:00-16:00
19th July from 10:00-12:00
27th July from 14:00-16:00
2nd August from 10:00-12:00
10th August from 14:00-16:00
16th August from 10:00-12:00

*Please note that if we have to cancel any sessions due to unforeseen circumstances we will update the details on our Moodle course so please check on the day before travelling/joining.

What to expect

Staff are able to help with a wide range of software but we can’t promise that we will be able to answer every question and support is on a ‘best efforts’ basis. We can respond to specific queries or guide you as to which software to use but we can’t provide individual training on how to use the software.  If you need training you will be directed to self-paced materials or scheduled courses.  Please note that our usual Drop in terms and conditions apply so please check these for full details.

How to access

Our clinics will be held remotely via Moodle using Microsoft Teams (MS Teams) and we are delighted to also offer support on campus in room 501 (5th floor)  Institute of Archaeology. So you have the choice to either join the session remotely or in person at the same date and time. For more information on upcoming dates/times and access to the MS Teams session, please enrol on our ISD Digital Skills Development Moodle course and visit the ‘Dissertation and Thesis Clinics – July/August 2022’ section. 

Additional resources

Library Services have developed a useful guide to resources and support for undertaking dissertations or research projects which covers all stages of the research process.

Develop your digital skills this term – new dates released

Jasmin E Mullings20 April 2022

How to book

Please ensure you are using Desktop@UCL or the UCL VPN when booking.

What’s on offer

ISD Digital Skills Development have released new dates for Term 3. Most of our sessions will be offered remotely using Microsoft Teams, however, this term there are a couple that will take place on campus. These are marked in the schedule as ‘campus based’ in bold. See our latest schedule below.

We are offering a wide range of courses covering Stata, Matlab, Unix, Microsoft apps (including Teams, OneNote and Sway) and much more. Highlights include the following brand new additions:

  • DSD: Best practice for video captions and transcripts
  • DSD: Explore the potential of UCL Media Central
  • DSD: Scripting Stata Tables
  • DSD: Scripting Stata Graphs

As a reminder, please note that most of our events are interactive training sessions and are not recorded. Therefore, we ask that you please ensure you are able to attend before booking and cancel your place if you are no longer able to attend. If you have any accessibility requirements, please let us know by emailing the ISD Digital Skills Development mailbox in advance: isd-digiskills@ucl.ac.uk

Find out more

For more information on how to book and join a session on the day, please visit our Practical Course Information page.

Drop-ins

We are also hosting our usual weekly drop-in sessions both remotely and in person for those who would like individual support on a specific issue. The dates and times of the sessions, along with the joining link, are available in our ISD Digital Skills Development Moodle course.

More digital skills development opportunities…

Learn online with a vast range of high-quality video-based courses from LinkedIn Learning.  These cover technical skills but also business, personal and creative skills as well.  Visit the UCL LinkedIn Learning page to find out more.

DigiLearn Online is a library of online videos which covers UCL IT essentials. Topics include remote connectivity, data storage essentials, Microsoft Office 365 applications, and much more. Visit the DigiLearn Online webpage to access the video guides.

Latest schedule

Date Start End Class title Delivery mode
04/05/2022 13:45 14:30 DSD: Excel Essential Skills programme (self-paced) – Orientation Remote classroom
04/05/2022 13:45 15:00 DSD: Filming advice for a short film Remote classroom
04/05/2022 09:45 12:00 DSD: Managing Long Documents in Word 2016 Remote classroom
04/05/2022 09:45 11:00 DSD: Pivot Tables in Excel – Demo Remote classroom
04/05/2022 09:45 11:00 DSD: Planning a short film Remote classroom
04/05/2022 13:45 15:00 DSD: Word tips and tricks Remote classroom
05/05/2022 09:45 11:30 DSD: Creating accessible PowerPoint presentations Remote classroom
05/05/2022 09:45 11:00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio – Part 1 (Remote classroom) – WAITING LIST ONLY Remote classroom
12/05/2022 09:45 12:00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio – Part 2 (Remote classroom) – WAITING LIST ONLY Remote classroom
19/05/2022 09:45 12:00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio – Part 3 (Remote classroom) – WAITING LIST ONLY Remote classroom
26/05/2022 09:45 12:00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio – Part 4 (Remote classroom) WAITING LIST ONLY Remote classroom
05/05/2022 13:45 15:00 DSD: Getting Started with Stata – Part 1 (Orientation and materials) Remote classroom
12/05/2022 13:45 16:00 DSD: Getting Started with Stata – Part 2 (Using Stata) Remote classroom
19/05/2022 13:45 16:00 DSD: Getting Started with Stata – Part 3 (Scripting techniques) Remote classroom
26/05/2022 13:45 16:00 DSD: Getting Started with Stata – Part 4 (Modelling and reporting) Remote classroom
05/05/2022 13:45 15:30 DSD: Managing your digital profile and social media presence Remote classroom
06/05/2022 11:45 13:00 DSD: Software for Success: Winning with charts Remote classroom
10/05/2022 13:45 15:00 DSD: Excel tips and tricks Remote classroom
10/05/2022 09:45 11:00 DSD: Microsoft Teams Introduction (Prerequisite Course for Advanced Workshops) Remote classroom
10/05/2022 10:00 17:00 DSD: Think like a computer programmer Campus based
11/05/2022 09:45 12:00 DSD: Intermediate statistics with Excel 2016 Remote classroom
11/05/2022 09:45 11:30 DSD: VLookup in Excel – workshop Remote classroom
12/05/2022 09:45 11:00 DSD: Basic video editing using iMovie on a Mac Remote classroom
12/05/2022 13:45 15:00 DSD: Record a narration over your PowerPoint on a PC Remote classroom
17/05/2022 13:45 15:45 DSD: Pivot Tables in Excel – Workshop Remote classroom
18/05/2022 09:45 11:15 DSD: Basic image editing using free tools Remote classroom
18/05/2022 13:45 15:00 DSD: Excel Essential Skills programme (self-paced) – Worksheet 1 Review Remote classroom
18/05/2022 09:45 12:00 DSD: Scripting Stata Graphs Remote classroom
19/05/2022 09:45 11:30 DSD: Microsoft Teams Workshop 1: Beyond Basics Overview Remote classroom
19/05/2022 13:45 15:00 DSD: Podcasting made easy – workshop Remote classroom
24/05/2022 09:45 11:00 DSD: Creating Infographics using free web-based tools Remote classroom
24/05/2022 13:45 16:00 DSD: Getting Started with SPSS Remote classroom
24/05/2022 09:45 12:00 DSD: Scripting Stata Tables Remote classroom
24/05/2022 13:45 15:15 DSD: Styles and table of contents in Word – Workshop Remote classroom
25/05/2022 09:45 11:30 DSD: Creating accessible Word documents Remote classroom
25/05/2022 11:45 13:00 DSD: Introduction to REDCap for research (demo and Q&A) Remote classroom
25/05/2022 09:45 11:00 DSD: Microsoft Forms Demo Remote classroom
26/05/2022 09:45 12:00 DSD: Blogging with Reflect (WordPress-based) – Workshop Remote classroom
27/05/2022 11:45 13:00 DSD: In a Nutshell: Excel functions we should all know Remote classroom
30/05/2022 17:00 20:00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio (Campus-based) – Part 1 Campus based
31/05/2022 17:00 20:00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio (Campus-based) – Part 2 Campus based
31/05/2022 13:45 15:30 DSD: Sway, Microsoft’s modern presentation tool – Workshop Remote classroom
01/06/2022 09:45 12:00 DSD: Better Tables in R Remote classroom
01/06/2022 13:45 15:00 DSD: Excel Essential Skills programme (self-paced) – Worksheet 2 Review Remote classroom
07/06/2022 10:00 17:00 DSD: Introduction to Matlab – Part 1 Campus based
09/06/2022 10:00 17:00 DSD: Introduction to Matlab – Part 2 Campus based
07/06/2022 09:45 11:45 DSD: OneNote 2016 – Workshop Remote classroom
08/06/2022 09:45 12:00 DSD: Data Manipulation in R with Rstudio Remote classroom
08/06/2022 13:45 15:00 DSD: Excel Essential Skills programme (self-paced) – Worksheet 3 Review Remote classroom
08/06/2022 13:45 15:00 DSD: Explore the potential of UCL Media Central Remote classroom
08/06/2022 09:45 11:30 DSD: Microsoft Teams Workshop 2: Managing & Participating in Meetings  Remote classroom
09/06/2022 09:45 11:00 DSD: Excel tips and tricks Remote classroom
10/06/2022 09:45 12:00 DSD: Data Visualization in R with ggplot2 Remote classroom
10/06/2022 12:45 14:00 DSD: In a Nutshell: Starting an Nvivo Project Remote classroom
14/06/2022 09:45 11:00 DSD: Word tips and tricks Remote classroom
14/06/2022 09:45 11:00 DSD: LaTeX: Demo of Overleaf Remote classroom
15/06/2022 09:45 11:45 DSD: Pivot Tables in Excel – Workshop Remote classroom
15/06/2022 13:45 15:30 DSD: Microsoft Teams Workshop 3: Document Management and Collaboration  Remote classroom
16/06/2022 13:45 15:00 DSD: Best practice for video captions and transcripts Remote classroom
17/06/2022 11:45 13:00 DSD: Software for Success: Winning with charts Remote classroom
21/06/2022 13:45 15:30 DSD: OneDrive for sharing files Remote classroom
22/06/2022 13:45 15:30 DSD: Photo editing with Pixlr X – Workshop Remote classroom
23/06/2022 09:45 11:30 DSD: VLookup in Excel – workshop Remote classroom

New Digital Skills Development courses released this term

Jasmin E Mullings7 January 2022

How to book

Please ensure you are using Desktop@UCL or the UCL VPN when booking.

What’s on offer

ISD Digital Skills Development have released new dates for Term 2. Most of our sessions will be offered remotely using Blackboard Collaborate and Microsoft Teams, however, this term there are a couple which will take place on campus. These are marked in the schedule as ‘campus based’. See our latest schedule below.

We are offering a wide range of courses covering R, Stata, Microsoft apps (including Teams, OneNote and Sway) and much more.

We are also delighted to announce the addition of our campus-based ‘Think like a computer programmer‘ course this term. This is a brand new course targeted towards non-coders which introduces learners to programming concepts and helps to demystify coding.

Find out more

For more information on how to book and join a session on the day, please visit our Practical Course Information page.

Drop-ins

We are also hosting our usual weekly drop-in sessions remotely via Blackboard Collaborate for those who would like individual support on a specific issue. The dates and times of the sessions, along with the direct Blackboard Collaborate link, are available in our ISD Digital Skills Development Moodle course.

More digital skills development opportunities…

Learn online with a vast range of high-quality video-based courses from LinkedIn Learning.  These cover technical skills but also business, personal and creative skills as well.  Visit the UCL LinkedIn Learning page to find out more.

DigiLearn Online is a library of online videos which covers UCL IT essentials. Topics include remote connectivity, data storage essentials, Microsoft Office 365 applications, and much more. Visit the DigiLearn Online webpage to access the video guides.

Latest schedule

Date Start End Class title Delivery mode
18/01/2022 09:45 12:00 DSD: Managing Long Documents in Word 2016 Remote classroom
19/01/2022 17:00 20:00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio – Part 1 Campus based
14/02/2022 17:00 20:00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio – Part 2 Campus based
20/01/2022 09:45 11:00 DSD: Word tips and tricks Remote classroom
21/01/2022 13:45 15:00 DSD: Excel tips and tricks Remote classroom
28/01/2022 09:45 11:00 DSD: Getting Started with Stata – Part 1 (Orientation and materials) Remote classroom
04/02/2022 09:45 12:00 DSD: Getting Started with Stata – Part 2 (Using Stata) Remote classroom
11/02/2022 09:45 12:00 DSD: Getting Started with Stata – Part 3 (Scripting techniques) Remote classroom
17/02/2022 13:45 16:00 DSD: Getting Started with Stata – Part 4 (Modelling and reporting) Remote classroom
21/01/2022 09:45 11:00 DSD: Sway, Microsoft’s modern presentation tool – Demo Remote classroom
25/01/2022 13:45 15:00 DSD: Creating Infographics using free web-based tools Remote classroom
25/01/2022 13:45 16:00 DSD: Kick-starting your literature review Remote classroom
26/01/2022 13:45 14:30 DSD: Excel Essential Skills programme (self-paced) – Orientation Remote classroom
26/01/2022 14:45 16:00 DSD: Inspiration: Mind mapping tool – an overview demo Remote classroom
26/01/2022 13:45 16:00 DSD: Intermediate statistics with Excel 2016 Remote classroom
26/01/2022 13:45 15:00 DSD: Mentimeter: Encourage online student interaction Remote classroom
26/01/2022 13:45 15:30 DSD: VLookup in Excel – workshop Remote classroom
27/01/2022 09:45 11:30 DSD: Creating Accessible Word Documents Remote classroom
27/01/2022 13:45 16:00 DSD: Data Manipulation in R with Rstudio Remote classroom
28/01/2022 09:45 11:00 DSD: Microsoft Teams Introduction (Prerequisite Course for Advanced Workshops) Remote classroom
01/02/2022 13:45 15:30 DSD: Creating accessible PowerPoint presentations Remote classroom
01/02/2022 09:45 11:30 DSD: Microsoft Teams Workshop 1: Beyond Basics Overview Remote classroom
02/02/2022 13:45 15:00 DSD: Introduction to stop motion animation Remote classroom
02/02/2022 10:45 12:00 DSD: Read&Write: Text-to-speech software – an overview Remote classroom
02/02/2022 11:45 13:00 DSD: Software for success: Data analysis & statistical tools Remote classroom
02/02/2022 09:45 11:30 DSD: Sway, Microsoft’s modern presentation tool – Workshop Remote classroom
03/02/2022 13:45 17:00 DSD: A Quick Introduction to UNIX Remote classroom
03/02/2022 09:45 11:10 DSD: Basic image editing using free tools Remote classroom
03/02/2022 13:45 15:00 DSD: Video editing with Adobe Creative Cloud Express Remote classroom
08/02/2022 14:00 16:00 DSD: Data Visualization in R with ggplot2 Campus based
08/02/2022 11:45 13:00 DSD: Introduction to REDCap for research – demo and Q&A Remote classroom
08/02/2022 13:45 15:45 DSD: Pivot Tables in Excel – Workshop Remote classroom
08/02/2022 13:45 15:00 DSD: Podcasting made easy Remote classroom
09/02/2022 13:45 15:00 DSD: Excel Essential Skills programme (self-paced) – Worksheet 1 Review Remote classroom
09/02/2022 09:45 11:30 DSD: Microsoft Teams Workshop 2: Managing & Participating in Meetings Remote classroom
10/02/2022 09:45 11:00 DSD: Microsoft Forms Demo Remote classroom
10/02/2022 11:45 13:00 DSD: Software for success: Working with Bibliography and Citation Apps Remote classroom
15/02/2022 13:45 16:00 DSD: Getting Started with SPSS (Part 1) Remote classroom
22/02/2022 13:45 16:00 DSD: Getting Started with SPSS (Part 2) Remote classroom
15/02/2022 11:45 13:00 DSD: Inspiration: Mind mapping tool – an overview demo Remote classroom
15/02/2022 09:45 12:00 DSD: Kick-starting your literature review Remote classroom
16/02/2022 11:45 13:00 DSD: Software for Success: Winning with charts Remote classroom
16/02/2022 09:45 11:30 DSD: XMind mind mapping tool – workshop Remote classroom
17/02/2022 09:45 12:00 DSD: Managing Long Documents in Word 2016 Remote classroom
17/02/2022 09:45 11:30 DSD: Microsoft Teams Workshop 3: Document Management and Collaboration Remote classroom
23/02/2022 13:45 16:00 DSD: Data Visualization in R with ggplot2 Remote classroom
23/02/2022 13:45 15:00 DSD: Excel Essential Skills programme (self-paced) – Worksheet 2 Review Remote classroom
23/02/2022 09:45 11:30 DSD: OneDrive for sharing files Remote classroom
23/02/2022 13:45 15:00 DSD: Word tips and tricks Remote classroom
24/02/2022 13:45 17:00 DSD: Advanced statistics with Excel 2016 Remote classroom
25/02/2022 11:45 13:00 DSD: In a Nutshell: Starting an Nvivo Project Remote classroom
01/03/2022 09:45 11:30 DSD: Microsoft Teams Workshop 4: Forms Polling in Channels, Chats and Meetings Remote classroom
01/03/2022 09:45 11:00 DSD: Planning a short film Remote classroom
02/03/2022 09:45 11:30 DSD: Creating Accessible PowerPoint Presentations Remote classroom
02/03/2022 09:45 11:30 DSD: Managing your digital profile and social media presence Remote classroom
03/03/2022 13:45 15:00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio – Part 1 (Remote classroom) Remote classroom
10/03/2022 13:45 16:00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio – Part 2 (Remote classroom) Remote classroom
17/03/2022 13:45 16:00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio – Part 3 (Remote classroom) Remote classroom
24/03/2022 13:45 16:00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio – Part 4 (Remote classroom) Remote classroom
03/03/2022 09:45 11:00 DSD: Excel tips and tricks Remote classroom
03/03/2022 09:45 11:00 DSD: Getting Started with Stata – Part 1 (Orientation and materials) Remote classroom
10/03/2022 09:45 12:00 DSD: Getting Started with Stata – Part 2 (Using Stata) Remote classroom
17/03/2022 09:45 12:00 DSD: Getting Started with Stata – Part 3 (Scripting techniques) Remote classroom
24/03/2022 09:45 12:00 DSD: Getting Started with Stata – Part 4 (Modelling and reporting) Remote classroom
08/03/2022 13:45 17:00 DSD: Further UNIX Remote classroom
08/03/2022 13:45 15:45 DSD: OneNote 2016 – Workshop Remote classroom
08/03/2022 09:45 11:00 DSD: Filming advice for a short film Remote classroom
09/03/2022 09:45 11:00 DSD: Creating Infographics using free web-based tools Remote classroom
09/03/2022 13:45 15:00 DSD: Excel Essential Skills programme (self-paced) – Worksheet 3 Review Remote classroom
09/03/2022 13:45 15:00 DSD: Make a short film with your iPhone Remote classroom
09/03/2022 13:45 15:00 DSD: Pivot Tables in Excel – Demo Remote classroom
09/03/2022 09:45 11:00 DSD: Video editing with Adobe Creative Cloud Express Remote classroom
11/03/2022 11:45 13:00 DSD: In a Nutshell: Excel functions we should all know Remote classroom
15/03/2022 13:45 15:00 DSD: Microsoft Teams Introduction (Prerequisite Course for Advanced Workshops) Remote classroom
16/03/2022 09:45 11:45 DSD: Charting with Excel 2016 Remote classroom
16/03/2022 10:00 17:00 DSD: Introduction to Matlab (Part 1) Campus based
18/03/2022 10:00 17:00 DSD: Introduction to Matlab (Part 2) Campus based
16/03/2022 13:45 15:15 DSD: Styles and table of contents in Word – Workshop Remote classroom
16/03/2022 13:45 15:00 DSD: Video editing with iMovie Remote classroom
22/03/2022 09:45 11:30 DSD: Sway, Microsoft’s modern presentation tool – Workshop Remote classroom
23/03/2022 09:45 11:10 DSD: Basic image editing using free tools Remote classroom
24/03/2022 09:45 11:45 DSD: Pivot Tables in Excel – Workshop Remote classroom
29/03/2022 09:45 11:30 DSD: VLookup in Excel – workshop Remote classroom
30/03/2022 09:45 11:30 DSD: Microsoft Teams Workshop 1: Beyond Basics Overview Remote classroom

Get in quick: demos and workshops for the new session

Jim R Tyson12 October 2021

As well as our popular training courses in this new session, we are also offering some short demonstration sessions that are geared not towards teaching you to use software apps, but to understand a task associated with learning or research, to know what software is available and how to choose the right app for your work.  These are:

These are all around an hour long with some time for questions.

We are also offering:

DSD: In a Nutshell: Starting an Nvivo Project (10 December)

which will cover starting a new project, essential memoing, importing data documents, basic coding and simple queries.

And finally a longer workshop which will which will introduce Zotero for collecting and organising bibliographical references and pdfs, and also using Zotero extensions to annotate papers and generate reports on your reading:

DSD: Kick-starting your literature review (15 December).

These sessions are very valuable before you start out on a research project and can help you understand not only what software you may end up using, but what support and training you can expect at UCL.

Further information and booking links

If you have never booked a course with use before we recommend you go to full details of how to book and other practical information about our courses.

For staff on payroll and those who have previously booked on MyLearning:
Book via MyLearning

Everyone else:
Book via UCL Learning pages (this includes students and non-payroll staff, unless you’ve previously used MyLearning)

See you there!

Brand new courses released to develop your digital skills this term

Jasmin E Mullings4 October 2021

Bowl of soup digital skillsHow to book

Please ensure you are using Desktop@UCL or the UCL VPN when booking.

What’s on offer

ISD Digital Skills Development has released new dates for Term 1. Most of our sessions will be offered remotely using Blackboard Collaborate and Microsoft Teams, however, this term there are a couple which will take place on campus. These are marked in the schedule as ‘campus based’. See our latest schedule below.

We are offering a wide range of courses covering R, Stata, Microsoft Tools (including Teams, OneNote and Sway) and much more. In addition, we are excited to announce the following brand new courses to our programme this term:

  • Software for Success: Winning with Charts
  • Basic Image Editing using free tools
  • Planning a short film
  • Filming advice for a short film
  • Video editing with iMovie
  • Managing your digital profile and social media presence

Find out more

For more information on how to book and join a session on the day, please visit our Practical Course Information page.

Drop-ins

We are also hosting our usual weekly drop-in sessions remotely via Blackboard Collaborate for those who would like individual support on a specific issue. The dates and times of the sessions, along with the direct Blackboard Collaborate link, are available in our ISD Digital Skills Development Moodle course.

More digital skills development opportunities…

Learn online with a vast range of high-quality video-based courses from LinkedIn Learning.  These cover technical skills but also business, personal and creative skills as well.  Visit the UCL LinkedIn Learning page to find out more.

DigiLearn Online is a new library of online videos which covers UCL IT essentials. Topics include remote connectivity, data storage essentials, Microsoft Office 365 applications, and much more. Visit the DigiLearn Online webpage to access the video guides.

Latest schedule

Date Start End Class title Delivery mode
12/10/2021 13:45 15:00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio (Part 1) Remote classroom
19/10/2021 13:45 16:00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio (Part 2) Remote classroom
26/10/2021 13:45 16:00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio (Part 3) Remote classroom
02/11/2021 13:45 16:00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio (Part 4) Remote classroom
13/10/2021 13:45 15:00 DSD: Word tips and tricks Remote classroom
14/10/2021 09:45 11:00 DSD: Pivot Tables in Excel – Demo Remote classroom
15/10/2021 09:45 11:00 DSD: Getting started with Stata (Part 1) Remote classroom
22/10/2021 09:45 12:00 DSD: Getting started with Stata (Part 2) Remote classroom
29/10/2021 09:45 12:00 DSD: Getting started with Stata (Part 3) Remote classroom
05/11/2021 09:45 12:00 DSD: Getting started with Stata (Part 4) Remote classroom
19/10/2021 13:45 15:00 DSD: Planning a short film Remote classroom
19/10/2021 14:45 16:00 DSD: Excel tips and tricks Remote classroom
20/10/2021 13:45 16:00 DSD: Creating accessible PowerPoint Presentations Remote classroom
21/10/2021 09:45 10:30 DSD: Excel Essential Skills programme (self-paced) – Orientation Remote classroom
21/10/2021 09:45 11:30 DSD: Microsoft Teams Workshop 1 – Beyond Basics overview Remote classroom
26/10/2021 09:45 11:30 DSD: Microsoft Teams Workshop 2 – Managing and Participating in Meetings Remote classroom
26/10/2021 09:45 11:00 DSD: Filming advice for a short film Remote classroom
26/10/2021 13:45 15:00 DSD: Sway, Microsoft’s modern presentation tool – Demo Remote classroom
26/10/2021 13:45 15:00 DSD: Video editing with iMovie Remote classroom
27/10/2021 11:45 13:00 DSD: Software for success: Winning with charts Remote classroom
29/10/2021 09:45 11:45 DSD: Pivot Tables in Excel – Workshop Remote classroom
02/11/2021 09:45 11:00 DSD: Online whiteboards to encourage student interaction Remote classroom
02/11/2021 13:45 15:00 DSD: Creating Infographics using free web based tools Remote classroom
02/11/2021 13:45 15:00 DSD: Mentimeter: Encourage online student interaction Remote classroom
03/11/2021 09:45 11:30 DSD: Microsoft Teams Workshop 3 – Document Management and Collaboration Remote classroom
03/11/2021 10:45 12:00 DSD: Excel Essential Skills programme – Worksheet 1 Review session Remote classroom
04/11/2021 09:45 12:00 DSD: Managing Long Documents in Word 2016 Remote classroom
04/11/2021 09:45 11:30 DSD: XMind mind mapping tool – workshop Remote classroom
04/11/2021 13:45 15:30 DSD: Sway, Microsoft’s modern presentation tool – workshop Remote classroom
09/11/2021 10:00 17:00 DSD: Introduction to Matlab (Part 1) Campus based
11/11/2021 10:00 17:00 DSD: Introduction to Matlab (Part 2) Campus based
09/11/2021 09:45 11:30 DSD: Vlookup workshop Remote classroom
09/11/2021 13:45 15:00 DSD: Microsoft Forms demo Remote classroom
09/11/2021 13:45 15:00 DSD: Podcasting made Easy Remote classroom
10/11/2021 11:45 13:00 Software for success: Working with Bibliography and Citation Apps Remote classroom
11/11/2021 13:45 15:45 DSD: Charting with Excel 2016 Remote classroom
15/11/2021 17:00 20:00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio (Part 1) Campus based
17/11/2021 17:00 20:00 DSD: An Introduction to R with Rstudio (Part 2) Campus based
16/11/2021 13:45 16:00 DSD: Data Visualization in R with ggplot2 Remote classroom
16/11/2021 13:45 15:00 DSD: Microsoft Teams Introduction (Prerequisite Course for Advanced Workshops) Remote classroom
16/11/2021 13:45 15:00 DSD: Online social interaction environments Remote classroom
17/11/2021 10:45 12:00 DSD: Excel Essential Skills programme – Worksheet 2 Review session Remote classroom
17/11/2021 13:45 15:00 DSD: Pivot Tables in Excel – Demo Remote classroom
18/11/2021 09:45 11:30 DSD: OneDrive for sharing files Remote classroom
18/11/2021 13:45 16:00 DSD: Getting Started with SPSS (Part 1) Remote classroom
25/11/2021 13:45 16:00 DSD: Getting Started with SPSS (Part 2) Remote classroom
18/11/2021 13:45 15:00 DSD: Word tips and tricks Remote classroom
23/11/2021 09:45 11:45 DSD: OneNote 2016 – workshop Remote classroom
23/11/2021 13:45 15:30 DSD: Microsoft Teams Workshop 1 – Beyond Basics overview Remote classroom
24/11/2021 09:45 12:00 DSD: Blogging with Reflect (WordPress-based) – Workshop Remote classroom
24/11/2021 11:45 13:00 Software for success: Writing tools Remote classroom
25/11/2021 09:45 11:00 DSD: Excel tips and tricks Remote classroom
26/11/2021 09:45 13:00 DSD: A Quick Introduction to UNIX Remote classroom
30/11/2021 13:45 16:00 DSD: Intermediate Statistics with Excel 2016 Remote classroom
30/11/2021 13:45 15:45 DSD: Pivot Tables in Excel – Workshop Remote classroom
01/12/2021 10:45 12:00 DSD: Excel Essential Skills programme – Worksheet 3 Review session Remote classroom
01/12/2021 13:45 15:30 DSD: Vlookup workshop Remote classroom
03/12/2021 09:45 11:00 DSD: Basic Image Editing using free tools Remote classroom
03/12/2021 11:45 13:00 DSD: Software for success: Data analysis & statistical tools Remote classroom
07/12/2021 09:45 11:45 DSD: Charting with Excel 2016 Remote classroom
08/12/2021 09:45 11:30 DSD: Microsoft Teams Workshop 3 – Document Management and Collaboration Remote classroom
09/12/2021 09:45 11:30 DSD: Creating Accessible PowerPoint Presentations Remote classroom
09/12/2021 13:45 15:00 DSD: Creating Infographics using free web based tools Remote classroom
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14/12/2021 13:45 15:30 DSD: Sway, Microsoft’s modern presentation tool – workshop Remote classroom
15/12/2021 13:45 16:00 DSD: Kick-starting your literature review Remote classroom
16/12/2021 09:45 12:00 DSD: Data Manipulation in R with Rstudio Remote classroom
16/12/2021 09:45 11:30 DSD: Microsoft Teams Workshop 4 – Forms Polling in Channels, Chats and Meetings Remote classroom
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Dissertation and Thesis Clinics in July and August

Jasmin E Mullings28 June 2021

Neon sign which reads "Develop your Digital Skills"Need help with your dissertation or thesis?

We are running six weekly dissertation and thesis clinics throughout July and August. There is no need to book, just turn up. Staff can help with formatting your dissertation, using statistical software and bibliographic referencing using Word, LaTeX, SPSS, R, NatBib, Endnote, Mendeley and Zotero.

Schedule

The clinics will take place on the following dates/times:

Wednesday 7th July from 14:00-16:00
Tuesday 13th July from 10:00-12:00
Tuesday 20th July from 14:00-16:00
Wednesday 28th July from 10:00-12:00
Thursday 5th August from 10:00-12:00 (note that support with statistical software will not be available on this date)
Tuesday 10th August from 14:00-16:00

What to expect

Staff are able to help with a wide range of software but we can’t promise that we will be able to answer every question and support is on a ‘best efforts’ basis. We can respond to specific queries or guide you as to which software to use but we can’t provide individual training in how to use the software.  If you need training you will be directed to self-paced materials or scheduled courses.  Please note that our usual Drop in terms and conditions apply so please check these for full details.

How to access

Our clinics will be held remotely via Moodle using Blackboard Collaborate. To access to the Blackboard Collaborate session, please enrol on our ISD Digital Skills Development Moodle course and visit the ‘Dissertation and Thesis Clinics – July/August 2021’ section.

Additional resources

Library Services have developed a useful guide to resources and support for undertaking dissertations or research projects which covers all stages of the research process.