• Whether you are a foundation level student or working on your Masters dissertation, at the Centre for Academic Development we offer a wide range of online and face-to-face workshops to help you reach your full potential. 

    If you are a new student planning to start in September, you may be interested to know that we will be offering sessions before you arrive to prepare you for university life, so do check this page again from July onwards to see what is on offer.

    Sessions will include:

    • Becoming an Independent Learner
    • Time Management
    • What to read and how to read it
    • Effective note-taking
    • Reading into writing: using your notes to write
    • What does it mean to be critical?
    • Referencing
    • Planning and Structuring Presentations
    • Using visuals in presentations
    • Grammar Workshop: What makes a good paragraph?
    • Grammar Workshop: When is a sentence not a sentence?
    • Improving Academic Style
    • Assignments: What do they want you to do?
    • Making the most of feedback
    • Planning an essay and staying on task
    • Preparing for exams
    • Writing with sources
    • Introductions and Conclusions
    • Editing and Proofreading
    • Starting your dissertation
    • Literature Reviews
    • Presentation Skills
    • Assignments: What do they want you to do?

    Writing Hub

    Whether you are a member of staff or a student, you may also be interested in events and resources available through the Writing Hub, a community of people across Brookes and beyond, which offers seminars, writing retreats and more.

    More about the Writing Hub