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Monday 19 Aug

Student Success: Learn to Learn Better (repeat)

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learning actively means being involved in your study and is an essential tool for success at university. This session will discuss some active learning approaches which will enable you to better engage with, and come to a deeper understanding of, the subjects you are studying.

Location: Room 242, Level 2, Alice Hoy

Register here.

Monday 19 Aug

Compound Sentences

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Academic Writing often involves weaving together complex and difficult ideas. This can test your skills of sentence construction. Come and gain confidence with compound sentences through explanations, exercises and opportunities for questions.

Location: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 21 Aug

Speaking Clearly 2: stress and intonation

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. The rhythm and melody of your speech at the sentence level convey a lot of information. Among other things, they tell your listeners important information like what you want to emphasise, and whose turn it is to talk; essential for presenting, teaching, and everyday communication. There will be lots of practice exercises in class.

Location: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Thursday 22 Aug

Graduate Research: Early Tasks and Considerations

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

This workshop is intended for students in the early stages of their Masters by Research or PhD candidature. The workshop covers topics that represent the most important tasks of early stage candidature (pre-confirmation). There will be time at the end of the workshop for questions and answers.


The topics include:

  • Establishing first year goals and managing the initial stage of your candidature
  • Critically reviewing the literature and finding a place for your research
  • Refining your research questions/topics and establishing research methodology/approach
  • Developing an effective supervisor-student relationship- Joining the research community
  • Organising technology to assist productivity

Location: Room 330, Level 3, Alice Hoy

Register here.

Thursday 22 Aug

Student Success: Learn to Learn Better (repeat)

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learning actively means being involved in your study and is an essential tool for success at university. This session will discuss some active learning approaches which will enable you to better engage with, and come to a deeper understanding of, the subjects you are studying.

Location: Room 242, Level 2, Alice Hoy

Register here.

Friday 23 Aug

Improve your English in 10 minutes a day (Reading and Writing)

12:15 pm - 01:45 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Research shows that students with English as a second/additional language who use English in their daily life are more likely to be successful in their studies at Australian universities. In this session you will practice reading and writing activities you can complete in around 10 minutes per day to improve your English over an extended period.

Location: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 26 Aug

Complex Sentences

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Academic Writing often involves weaving together complex and difficult ideas. This can test your skills of sentence construction. Come and gain confidence with complex sentences through explanations, exercises and opportunities for questions.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 26 Aug

Student Success: Learn to Learn Better (repeat)

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Learning actively means being involved in your study and is an essential tool for success at university. This session will discuss some active learning approaches which will enable you to better engage with, and come to a deeper understanding of, the subjects you are studying.

Location: Room 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Tuesday 27 Aug

Graduate Research: Literature Review

02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

This Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, is intended for students in the early stages of their M.Phil or PhD candidature. In this session, we will investigate the research and writing skills required for your thesis. The first part of the session will focus on techniques for critical reading and note-taking followed by strategies for navigating the world of academic literature. The second half will focus on writing. We will explore specific techniques for writing a clear and critical review of literature through the use of examples and practice activities.

Location: Room 110 & 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 28 Aug

Speaking Clearly 3: word endings and pronunciation

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Do you find it hard to pronounce sounds at the ends of words? Is it hard for you to pronounce plurals and past tenses, or to make words like bat and bad sound different? Listeners can be confused if the sounds at the ends of words are missing or unclear. Learn how to hear and say word endings; lots of opportunities are provided for practice.

Location: Room 109, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Friday 30 Aug

Chit Chat: strategies for engaging in small talk

02:15 pm - 03:45 pm

Making small talk is more than just getting to know someone new. It is an expected part of social behaviour, but making small talk isn't always easy. Speakers must meet certain expectations and must talk about appropriate subjects which may vary from one culture to another. These activities will give you a chance to practice what to say when you're face to face with someone new and want to get the conversation started.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 2 Sep

Writing with clarity

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Effective academic writing is clear like a freshly cleaned window. This workshop will introduce strategies for clearer writing by focusing on word choice and sentence construction. It will also advise how to avoid confusing your academic reader with tips about what to avoid in your written work.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 4 Sep

Speaking Clearly 4: difficult consonants

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. English, like all languages, has a few consonant sounds that are difficult for learners and can make your speech unclear. Learn to make new sounds, and investigate strategies to use them in everyday speaking. Come and find out about those sounds that give you trouble, as well as a range of strategies to practice.

Location: Room 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Thursday 5 Sep

Graduate Research: Crafting the writing

01:30 pm - 04:30 pm

This Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, is intended for graduate research (M.Phil & PhD) students in the middle stages of their candidature. It focuses on the writing skills required for clear and effective communication of your research. We will explore ways of establishing a productive writing routine and developing clear written expression. We will also discuss strategies for creating a logical structure and work on cohesion devices at the sentence, paragraph, section and chapter level.

Location: Room 110 & 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Friday 6 Sep

Aussie English

02:15 pm - 03:15 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. This workshop will introduce you to a range of Aussie English expressions, and some commonly used Australian informal language (idioms and slang) that you may typically hear in classes and social situations. It will also give you important background context to help better understand their use.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 9 Sep

Writing with focus

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Academic writing aims for clarity and precision. For this reason, it has a direct and focused style. This workshop will provide you with strategies to structure your sentences and paragraphs to achieve direction and focus in your academic writing.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 11 Sep

Speaking Clearly 5: vowels

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Do you confuse some vowels that sound similar, as in fit and feet or pull and pool? Come and learn to hear all the English vowel sounds, some helpful tools to write down vowels accurately, and some rules for vowel spelling. Practice producing accurate vowels in simple speaking activities.

Location: Room 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Thursday 12 Sep

Graduate Research: Revising your writing

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Have you got a first draft of your thesis writing you want to revise? Bring it along to this practice session to help you improve your writing for clarity and focus. Facilitated by Academic Skills, this session provides opportunities for you to get a range of peer feedback on your writing through constructive peer-editing activities. We will be looking at both macro and micro matters of your own writing, so you will emerge with not only an improved draft but also more reader awareness and translatable insights on writing a thesis. This is a facilitated peer-to-peer workshop, not a lecture-style session, and attendants are expected to share and work on their writings with others.

Location: Room 202, Level 2, Old Metallurgy

Register here.

Thursday 10 Oct

Graduate Research: Oral Presentation

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

Excellent oral presentation skills are essential for all RHD students, whether you are preparing for confirmation, completion seminar or conference presentations. This workshop explores the challenge of communicating effectively in these contexts.

You will learn techniques for giving an effective academic presentation and consider areas such as:

  • Structuring and delivering your presentation
  • Designing effective visual aids
  • Preparing for questions
  • Improving non-verbal communication strategies
  • Dealing with nerves

Location: Room 330, Level 3, Alice Hoy

Note: The above date and time may be incorrect. The correct date and time is 10th October 2019, 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Register here.

Wednesday 16 Oct

Graduate Research: Towards Completion

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

In this Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, we will discuss some of the practical skills required to complete your thesis, including discussing your findings, drawing conclusions, polishing your writing so you tell your research story clearly and effectively, and thinking about examiners’ expectations.

Location: Room 330, Level 3, Alice Hoy

Note: The above date and time may be incorrect. The correct date and time is 16th October 2019, 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Register here.

Arts

Monday 19 Aug

Student Success: Learn to Learn Better (repeat)

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learning actively means being involved in your study and is an essential tool for success at university. This session will discuss some active learning approaches which will enable you to better engage with, and come to a deeper understanding of, the subjects you are studying.

Location: Room 242, Level 2, Alice Hoy

Register here.

Monday 19 Aug

Compound Sentences

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Academic Writing often involves weaving together complex and difficult ideas. This can test your skills of sentence construction. Come and gain confidence with compound sentences through explanations, exercises and opportunities for questions.

Location: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 21 Aug

Speaking Clearly 2: stress and intonation

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. The rhythm and melody of your speech at the sentence level convey a lot of information. Among other things, they tell your listeners important information like what you want to emphasise, and whose turn it is to talk; essential for presenting, teaching, and everyday communication. There will be lots of practice exercises in class.

Location: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Thursday 22 Aug

Graduate Research: Early Tasks and Considerations

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

This workshop is intended for students in the early stages of their Masters by Research or PhD candidature. The workshop covers topics that represent the most important tasks of early stage candidature (pre-confirmation). There will be time at the end of the workshop for questions and answers.


The topics include:

  • Establishing first year goals and managing the initial stage of your candidature
  • Critically reviewing the literature and finding a place for your research
  • Refining your research questions/topics and establishing research methodology/approach
  • Developing an effective supervisor-student relationship- Joining the research community
  • Organising technology to assist productivity

Location: Room 330, Level 3, Alice Hoy

Register here.

Thursday 22 Aug

Student Success: Learn to Learn Better (repeat)

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learning actively means being involved in your study and is an essential tool for success at university. This session will discuss some active learning approaches which will enable you to better engage with, and come to a deeper understanding of, the subjects you are studying.

Location: Room 242, Level 2, Alice Hoy

Register here.

Friday 23 Aug

Improve your English in 10 minutes a day (Reading and Writing)

12:15 pm - 01:45 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Research shows that students with English as a second/additional language who use English in their daily life are more likely to be successful in their studies at Australian universities. In this session you will practice reading and writing activities you can complete in around 10 minutes per day to improve your English over an extended period.

Location: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 26 Aug

Complex Sentences

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Academic Writing often involves weaving together complex and difficult ideas. This can test your skills of sentence construction. Come and gain confidence with complex sentences through explanations, exercises and opportunities for questions.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 26 Aug

Student Success: Learn to Learn Better (repeat)

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Learning actively means being involved in your study and is an essential tool for success at university. This session will discuss some active learning approaches which will enable you to better engage with, and come to a deeper understanding of, the subjects you are studying.

Location: Room 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Tuesday 27 Aug

Graduate Research: Literature Review

02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

This Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, is intended for students in the early stages of their M.Phil or PhD candidature. In this session, we will investigate the research and writing skills required for your thesis. The first part of the session will focus on techniques for critical reading and note-taking followed by strategies for navigating the world of academic literature. The second half will focus on writing. We will explore specific techniques for writing a clear and critical review of literature through the use of examples and practice activities.

Location: Room 110 & 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 28 Aug

Speaking Clearly 3: word endings and pronunciation

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Do you find it hard to pronounce sounds at the ends of words? Is it hard for you to pronounce plurals and past tenses, or to make words like bat and bad sound different? Listeners can be confused if the sounds at the ends of words are missing or unclear. Learn how to hear and say word endings; lots of opportunities are provided for practice.

Location: Room 109, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Friday 30 Aug

Chit Chat: strategies for engaging in small talk

02:15 pm - 03:45 pm

Making small talk is more than just getting to know someone new. It is an expected part of social behaviour, but making small talk isn't always easy. Speakers must meet certain expectations and must talk about appropriate subjects which may vary from one culture to another. These activities will give you a chance to practice what to say when you're face to face with someone new and want to get the conversation started.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 2 Sep

Writing with clarity

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Effective academic writing is clear like a freshly cleaned window. This workshop will introduce strategies for clearer writing by focusing on word choice and sentence construction. It will also advise how to avoid confusing your academic reader with tips about what to avoid in your written work.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 4 Sep

Speaking Clearly 4: difficult consonants

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. English, like all languages, has a few consonant sounds that are difficult for learners and can make your speech unclear. Learn to make new sounds, and investigate strategies to use them in everyday speaking. Come and find out about those sounds that give you trouble, as well as a range of strategies to practice.

Location: Room 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Thursday 5 Sep

Graduate Research: Crafting the writing

01:30 pm - 04:30 pm

This Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, is intended for graduate research (M.Phil & PhD) students in the middle stages of their candidature. It focuses on the writing skills required for clear and effective communication of your research. We will explore ways of establishing a productive writing routine and developing clear written expression. We will also discuss strategies for creating a logical structure and work on cohesion devices at the sentence, paragraph, section and chapter level.

Location: Room 110 & 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Friday 6 Sep

Aussie English

02:15 pm - 03:15 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. This workshop will introduce you to a range of Aussie English expressions, and some commonly used Australian informal language (idioms and slang) that you may typically hear in classes and social situations. It will also give you important background context to help better understand their use.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 9 Sep

Writing with focus

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Academic writing aims for clarity and precision. For this reason, it has a direct and focused style. This workshop will provide you with strategies to structure your sentences and paragraphs to achieve direction and focus in your academic writing.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 11 Sep

Speaking Clearly 5: vowels

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Do you confuse some vowels that sound similar, as in fit and feet or pull and pool? Come and learn to hear all the English vowel sounds, some helpful tools to write down vowels accurately, and some rules for vowel spelling. Practice producing accurate vowels in simple speaking activities.

Location: Room 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Thursday 12 Sep

Graduate Research: Revising your writing

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Have you got a first draft of your thesis writing you want to revise? Bring it along to this practice session to help you improve your writing for clarity and focus. Facilitated by Academic Skills, this session provides opportunities for you to get a range of peer feedback on your writing through constructive peer-editing activities. We will be looking at both macro and micro matters of your own writing, so you will emerge with not only an improved draft but also more reader awareness and translatable insights on writing a thesis. This is a facilitated peer-to-peer workshop, not a lecture-style session, and attendants are expected to share and work on their writings with others.

Location: Room 202, Level 2, Old Metallurgy

Register here.

Thursday 10 Oct

Graduate Research: Oral Presentation

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

Excellent oral presentation skills are essential for all RHD students, whether you are preparing for confirmation, completion seminar or conference presentations. This workshop explores the challenge of communicating effectively in these contexts.

You will learn techniques for giving an effective academic presentation and consider areas such as:

  • Structuring and delivering your presentation
  • Designing effective visual aids
  • Preparing for questions
  • Improving non-verbal communication strategies
  • Dealing with nerves

Location: Room 330, Level 3, Alice Hoy

Note: The above date and time may be incorrect. The correct date and time is 10th October 2019, 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Register here.

Wednesday 16 Oct

Graduate Research: Towards Completion

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

In this Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, we will discuss some of the practical skills required to complete your thesis, including discussing your findings, drawing conclusions, polishing your writing so you tell your research story clearly and effectively, and thinking about examiners’ expectations.

Location: Room 330, Level 3, Alice Hoy

Note: The above date and time may be incorrect. The correct date and time is 16th October 2019, 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Register here.

Business and Economics

Monday 19 Aug

Student Success: Learn to Learn Better (repeat)

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learning actively means being involved in your study and is an essential tool for success at university. This session will discuss some active learning approaches which will enable you to better engage with, and come to a deeper understanding of, the subjects you are studying.

Location: Room 242, Level 2, Alice Hoy

Register here.

Monday 19 Aug

Compound Sentences

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Academic Writing often involves weaving together complex and difficult ideas. This can test your skills of sentence construction. Come and gain confidence with compound sentences through explanations, exercises and opportunities for questions.

Location: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 21 Aug

Speaking Clearly 2: stress and intonation

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. The rhythm and melody of your speech at the sentence level convey a lot of information. Among other things, they tell your listeners important information like what you want to emphasise, and whose turn it is to talk; essential for presenting, teaching, and everyday communication. There will be lots of practice exercises in class.

Location: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Thursday 22 Aug

Graduate Research: Early Tasks and Considerations

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

This workshop is intended for students in the early stages of their Masters by Research or PhD candidature. The workshop covers topics that represent the most important tasks of early stage candidature (pre-confirmation). There will be time at the end of the workshop for questions and answers.


The topics include:

  • Establishing first year goals and managing the initial stage of your candidature
  • Critically reviewing the literature and finding a place for your research
  • Refining your research questions/topics and establishing research methodology/approach
  • Developing an effective supervisor-student relationship- Joining the research community
  • Organising technology to assist productivity

Location: Room 330, Level 3, Alice Hoy

Register here.

Thursday 22 Aug

Student Success: Learn to Learn Better (repeat)

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learning actively means being involved in your study and is an essential tool for success at university. This session will discuss some active learning approaches which will enable you to better engage with, and come to a deeper understanding of, the subjects you are studying.

Location: Room 242, Level 2, Alice Hoy

Register here.

Friday 23 Aug

Improve your English in 10 minutes a day (Reading and Writing)

12:15 pm - 01:45 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Research shows that students with English as a second/additional language who use English in their daily life are more likely to be successful in their studies at Australian universities. In this session you will practice reading and writing activities you can complete in around 10 minutes per day to improve your English over an extended period.

Location: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 26 Aug

Complex Sentences

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Academic Writing often involves weaving together complex and difficult ideas. This can test your skills of sentence construction. Come and gain confidence with complex sentences through explanations, exercises and opportunities for questions.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 26 Aug

Student Success: Learn to Learn Better (repeat)

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Learning actively means being involved in your study and is an essential tool for success at university. This session will discuss some active learning approaches which will enable you to better engage with, and come to a deeper understanding of, the subjects you are studying.

Location: Room 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Tuesday 27 Aug

Graduate Research: Literature Review

02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

This Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, is intended for students in the early stages of their M.Phil or PhD candidature. In this session, we will investigate the research and writing skills required for your thesis. The first part of the session will focus on techniques for critical reading and note-taking followed by strategies for navigating the world of academic literature. The second half will focus on writing. We will explore specific techniques for writing a clear and critical review of literature through the use of examples and practice activities.

Location: Room 110 & 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 28 Aug

Speaking Clearly 3: word endings and pronunciation

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Do you find it hard to pronounce sounds at the ends of words? Is it hard for you to pronounce plurals and past tenses, or to make words like bat and bad sound different? Listeners can be confused if the sounds at the ends of words are missing or unclear. Learn how to hear and say word endings; lots of opportunities are provided for practice.

Location: Room 109, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Friday 30 Aug

Chit Chat: strategies for engaging in small talk

02:15 pm - 03:45 pm

Making small talk is more than just getting to know someone new. It is an expected part of social behaviour, but making small talk isn't always easy. Speakers must meet certain expectations and must talk about appropriate subjects which may vary from one culture to another. These activities will give you a chance to practice what to say when you're face to face with someone new and want to get the conversation started.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 2 Sep

Writing with clarity

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Effective academic writing is clear like a freshly cleaned window. This workshop will introduce strategies for clearer writing by focusing on word choice and sentence construction. It will also advise how to avoid confusing your academic reader with tips about what to avoid in your written work.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 4 Sep

Speaking Clearly 4: difficult consonants

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. English, like all languages, has a few consonant sounds that are difficult for learners and can make your speech unclear. Learn to make new sounds, and investigate strategies to use them in everyday speaking. Come and find out about those sounds that give you trouble, as well as a range of strategies to practice.

Location: Room 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Thursday 5 Sep

Graduate Research: Crafting the writing

01:30 pm - 04:30 pm

This Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, is intended for graduate research (M.Phil & PhD) students in the middle stages of their candidature. It focuses on the writing skills required for clear and effective communication of your research. We will explore ways of establishing a productive writing routine and developing clear written expression. We will also discuss strategies for creating a logical structure and work on cohesion devices at the sentence, paragraph, section and chapter level.

Location: Room 110 & 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Friday 6 Sep

Aussie English

02:15 pm - 03:15 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. This workshop will introduce you to a range of Aussie English expressions, and some commonly used Australian informal language (idioms and slang) that you may typically hear in classes and social situations. It will also give you important background context to help better understand their use.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 9 Sep

Writing with focus

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Academic writing aims for clarity and precision. For this reason, it has a direct and focused style. This workshop will provide you with strategies to structure your sentences and paragraphs to achieve direction and focus in your academic writing.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 11 Sep

Speaking Clearly 5: vowels

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Do you confuse some vowels that sound similar, as in fit and feet or pull and pool? Come and learn to hear all the English vowel sounds, some helpful tools to write down vowels accurately, and some rules for vowel spelling. Practice producing accurate vowels in simple speaking activities.

Location: Room 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Thursday 12 Sep

Graduate Research: Revising your writing

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Have you got a first draft of your thesis writing you want to revise? Bring it along to this practice session to help you improve your writing for clarity and focus. Facilitated by Academic Skills, this session provides opportunities for you to get a range of peer feedback on your writing through constructive peer-editing activities. We will be looking at both macro and micro matters of your own writing, so you will emerge with not only an improved draft but also more reader awareness and translatable insights on writing a thesis. This is a facilitated peer-to-peer workshop, not a lecture-style session, and attendants are expected to share and work on their writings with others.

Location: Room 202, Level 2, Old Metallurgy

Register here.

Thursday 10 Oct

Graduate Research: Oral Presentation

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

Excellent oral presentation skills are essential for all RHD students, whether you are preparing for confirmation, completion seminar or conference presentations. This workshop explores the challenge of communicating effectively in these contexts.

You will learn techniques for giving an effective academic presentation and consider areas such as:

  • Structuring and delivering your presentation
  • Designing effective visual aids
  • Preparing for questions
  • Improving non-verbal communication strategies
  • Dealing with nerves

Location: Room 330, Level 3, Alice Hoy

Note: The above date and time may be incorrect. The correct date and time is 10th October 2019, 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Register here.

Wednesday 16 Oct

Graduate Research: Towards Completion

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

In this Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, we will discuss some of the practical skills required to complete your thesis, including discussing your findings, drawing conclusions, polishing your writing so you tell your research story clearly and effectively, and thinking about examiners’ expectations.

Location: Room 330, Level 3, Alice Hoy

Note: The above date and time may be incorrect. The correct date and time is 16th October 2019, 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Register here.

Education

Monday 19 Aug

Student Success: Learn to Learn Better (repeat)

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learning actively means being involved in your study and is an essential tool for success at university. This session will discuss some active learning approaches which will enable you to better engage with, and come to a deeper understanding of, the subjects you are studying.

Location: Room 242, Level 2, Alice Hoy

Register here.

Monday 19 Aug

Compound Sentences

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Academic Writing often involves weaving together complex and difficult ideas. This can test your skills of sentence construction. Come and gain confidence with compound sentences through explanations, exercises and opportunities for questions.

Location: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 21 Aug

Speaking Clearly 2: stress and intonation

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. The rhythm and melody of your speech at the sentence level convey a lot of information. Among other things, they tell your listeners important information like what you want to emphasise, and whose turn it is to talk; essential for presenting, teaching, and everyday communication. There will be lots of practice exercises in class.

Location: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Thursday 22 Aug

Graduate Research: Early Tasks and Considerations

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

This workshop is intended for students in the early stages of their Masters by Research or PhD candidature. The workshop covers topics that represent the most important tasks of early stage candidature (pre-confirmation). There will be time at the end of the workshop for questions and answers.


The topics include:

  • Establishing first year goals and managing the initial stage of your candidature
  • Critically reviewing the literature and finding a place for your research
  • Refining your research questions/topics and establishing research methodology/approach
  • Developing an effective supervisor-student relationship- Joining the research community
  • Organising technology to assist productivity

Location: Room 330, Level 3, Alice Hoy

Register here.

Thursday 22 Aug

Student Success: Learn to Learn Better (repeat)

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learning actively means being involved in your study and is an essential tool for success at university. This session will discuss some active learning approaches which will enable you to better engage with, and come to a deeper understanding of, the subjects you are studying.

Location: Room 242, Level 2, Alice Hoy

Register here.

Friday 23 Aug

Improve your English in 10 minutes a day (Reading and Writing)

12:15 pm - 01:45 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Research shows that students with English as a second/additional language who use English in their daily life are more likely to be successful in their studies at Australian universities. In this session you will practice reading and writing activities you can complete in around 10 minutes per day to improve your English over an extended period.

Location: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 26 Aug

Complex Sentences

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Academic Writing often involves weaving together complex and difficult ideas. This can test your skills of sentence construction. Come and gain confidence with complex sentences through explanations, exercises and opportunities for questions.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 26 Aug

Student Success: Learn to Learn Better (repeat)

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Learning actively means being involved in your study and is an essential tool for success at university. This session will discuss some active learning approaches which will enable you to better engage with, and come to a deeper understanding of, the subjects you are studying.

Location: Room 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Tuesday 27 Aug

Graduate Research: Literature Review

02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

This Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, is intended for students in the early stages of their M.Phil or PhD candidature. In this session, we will investigate the research and writing skills required for your thesis. The first part of the session will focus on techniques for critical reading and note-taking followed by strategies for navigating the world of academic literature. The second half will focus on writing. We will explore specific techniques for writing a clear and critical review of literature through the use of examples and practice activities.

Location: Room 110 & 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 28 Aug

Speaking Clearly 3: word endings and pronunciation

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Do you find it hard to pronounce sounds at the ends of words? Is it hard for you to pronounce plurals and past tenses, or to make words like bat and bad sound different? Listeners can be confused if the sounds at the ends of words are missing or unclear. Learn how to hear and say word endings; lots of opportunities are provided for practice.

Location: Room 109, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Friday 30 Aug

Chit Chat: strategies for engaging in small talk

02:15 pm - 03:45 pm

Making small talk is more than just getting to know someone new. It is an expected part of social behaviour, but making small talk isn't always easy. Speakers must meet certain expectations and must talk about appropriate subjects which may vary from one culture to another. These activities will give you a chance to practice what to say when you're face to face with someone new and want to get the conversation started.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 2 Sep

Writing with clarity

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Effective academic writing is clear like a freshly cleaned window. This workshop will introduce strategies for clearer writing by focusing on word choice and sentence construction. It will also advise how to avoid confusing your academic reader with tips about what to avoid in your written work.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 4 Sep

Speaking Clearly 4: difficult consonants

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. English, like all languages, has a few consonant sounds that are difficult for learners and can make your speech unclear. Learn to make new sounds, and investigate strategies to use them in everyday speaking. Come and find out about those sounds that give you trouble, as well as a range of strategies to practice.

Location: Room 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Thursday 5 Sep

Graduate Research: Crafting the writing

01:30 pm - 04:30 pm

This Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, is intended for graduate research (M.Phil & PhD) students in the middle stages of their candidature. It focuses on the writing skills required for clear and effective communication of your research. We will explore ways of establishing a productive writing routine and developing clear written expression. We will also discuss strategies for creating a logical structure and work on cohesion devices at the sentence, paragraph, section and chapter level.

Location: Room 110 & 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Friday 6 Sep

Aussie English

02:15 pm - 03:15 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. This workshop will introduce you to a range of Aussie English expressions, and some commonly used Australian informal language (idioms and slang) that you may typically hear in classes and social situations. It will also give you important background context to help better understand their use.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 9 Sep

Writing with focus

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Academic writing aims for clarity and precision. For this reason, it has a direct and focused style. This workshop will provide you with strategies to structure your sentences and paragraphs to achieve direction and focus in your academic writing.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 11 Sep

Speaking Clearly 5: vowels

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Do you confuse some vowels that sound similar, as in fit and feet or pull and pool? Come and learn to hear all the English vowel sounds, some helpful tools to write down vowels accurately, and some rules for vowel spelling. Practice producing accurate vowels in simple speaking activities.

Location: Room 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Thursday 12 Sep

Graduate Research: Revising your writing

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Have you got a first draft of your thesis writing you want to revise? Bring it along to this practice session to help you improve your writing for clarity and focus. Facilitated by Academic Skills, this session provides opportunities for you to get a range of peer feedback on your writing through constructive peer-editing activities. We will be looking at both macro and micro matters of your own writing, so you will emerge with not only an improved draft but also more reader awareness and translatable insights on writing a thesis. This is a facilitated peer-to-peer workshop, not a lecture-style session, and attendants are expected to share and work on their writings with others.

Location: Room 202, Level 2, Old Metallurgy

Register here.

Thursday 10 Oct

Graduate Research: Oral Presentation

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

Excellent oral presentation skills are essential for all RHD students, whether you are preparing for confirmation, completion seminar or conference presentations. This workshop explores the challenge of communicating effectively in these contexts.

You will learn techniques for giving an effective academic presentation and consider areas such as:

  • Structuring and delivering your presentation
  • Designing effective visual aids
  • Preparing for questions
  • Improving non-verbal communication strategies
  • Dealing with nerves

Location: Room 330, Level 3, Alice Hoy

Note: The above date and time may be incorrect. The correct date and time is 10th October 2019, 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Register here.

Wednesday 16 Oct

Graduate Research: Towards Completion

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

In this Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, we will discuss some of the practical skills required to complete your thesis, including discussing your findings, drawing conclusions, polishing your writing so you tell your research story clearly and effectively, and thinking about examiners’ expectations.

Location: Room 330, Level 3, Alice Hoy

Note: The above date and time may be incorrect. The correct date and time is 16th October 2019, 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Register here.

Engineering

Monday 19 Aug

Student Success: Learn to Learn Better (repeat)

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learning actively means being involved in your study and is an essential tool for success at university. This session will discuss some active learning approaches which will enable you to better engage with, and come to a deeper understanding of, the subjects you are studying.

Location: Room 242, Level 2, Alice Hoy

Register here.

Monday 19 Aug

Compound Sentences

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Academic Writing often involves weaving together complex and difficult ideas. This can test your skills of sentence construction. Come and gain confidence with compound sentences through explanations, exercises and opportunities for questions.

Location: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 21 Aug

Speaking Clearly 2: stress and intonation

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. The rhythm and melody of your speech at the sentence level convey a lot of information. Among other things, they tell your listeners important information like what you want to emphasise, and whose turn it is to talk; essential for presenting, teaching, and everyday communication. There will be lots of practice exercises in class.

Location: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Thursday 22 Aug

Graduate Research: Early Tasks and Considerations

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

This workshop is intended for students in the early stages of their Masters by Research or PhD candidature. The workshop covers topics that represent the most important tasks of early stage candidature (pre-confirmation). There will be time at the end of the workshop for questions and answers.


The topics include:

  • Establishing first year goals and managing the initial stage of your candidature
  • Critically reviewing the literature and finding a place for your research
  • Refining your research questions/topics and establishing research methodology/approach
  • Developing an effective supervisor-student relationship- Joining the research community
  • Organising technology to assist productivity

Location: Room 330, Level 3, Alice Hoy

Register here.

Thursday 22 Aug

Student Success: Learn to Learn Better (repeat)

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learning actively means being involved in your study and is an essential tool for success at university. This session will discuss some active learning approaches which will enable you to better engage with, and come to a deeper understanding of, the subjects you are studying.

Location: Room 242, Level 2, Alice Hoy

Register here.

Friday 23 Aug

Improve your English in 10 minutes a day (Reading and Writing)

12:15 pm - 01:45 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Research shows that students with English as a second/additional language who use English in their daily life are more likely to be successful in their studies at Australian universities. In this session you will practice reading and writing activities you can complete in around 10 minutes per day to improve your English over an extended period.

Location: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 26 Aug

Complex Sentences

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Academic Writing often involves weaving together complex and difficult ideas. This can test your skills of sentence construction. Come and gain confidence with complex sentences through explanations, exercises and opportunities for questions.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 26 Aug

Student Success: Learn to Learn Better (repeat)

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Learning actively means being involved in your study and is an essential tool for success at university. This session will discuss some active learning approaches which will enable you to better engage with, and come to a deeper understanding of, the subjects you are studying.

Location: Room 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Tuesday 27 Aug

Graduate Research: Literature Review

02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

This Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, is intended for students in the early stages of their M.Phil or PhD candidature. In this session, we will investigate the research and writing skills required for your thesis. The first part of the session will focus on techniques for critical reading and note-taking followed by strategies for navigating the world of academic literature. The second half will focus on writing. We will explore specific techniques for writing a clear and critical review of literature through the use of examples and practice activities.

Location: Room 110 & 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 28 Aug

Speaking Clearly 3: word endings and pronunciation

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Do you find it hard to pronounce sounds at the ends of words? Is it hard for you to pronounce plurals and past tenses, or to make words like bat and bad sound different? Listeners can be confused if the sounds at the ends of words are missing or unclear. Learn how to hear and say word endings; lots of opportunities are provided for practice.

Location: Room 109, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Friday 30 Aug

Chit Chat: strategies for engaging in small talk

02:15 pm - 03:45 pm

Making small talk is more than just getting to know someone new. It is an expected part of social behaviour, but making small talk isn't always easy. Speakers must meet certain expectations and must talk about appropriate subjects which may vary from one culture to another. These activities will give you a chance to practice what to say when you're face to face with someone new and want to get the conversation started.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 2 Sep

Writing with clarity

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Effective academic writing is clear like a freshly cleaned window. This workshop will introduce strategies for clearer writing by focusing on word choice and sentence construction. It will also advise how to avoid confusing your academic reader with tips about what to avoid in your written work.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 4 Sep

Speaking Clearly 4: difficult consonants

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. English, like all languages, has a few consonant sounds that are difficult for learners and can make your speech unclear. Learn to make new sounds, and investigate strategies to use them in everyday speaking. Come and find out about those sounds that give you trouble, as well as a range of strategies to practice.

Location: Room 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Thursday 5 Sep

Graduate Research: Crafting the writing

01:30 pm - 04:30 pm

This Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, is intended for graduate research (M.Phil & PhD) students in the middle stages of their candidature. It focuses on the writing skills required for clear and effective communication of your research. We will explore ways of establishing a productive writing routine and developing clear written expression. We will also discuss strategies for creating a logical structure and work on cohesion devices at the sentence, paragraph, section and chapter level.

Location: Room 110 & 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Friday 6 Sep

Aussie English

02:15 pm - 03:15 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. This workshop will introduce you to a range of Aussie English expressions, and some commonly used Australian informal language (idioms and slang) that you may typically hear in classes and social situations. It will also give you important background context to help better understand their use.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 9 Sep

Writing with focus

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Academic writing aims for clarity and precision. For this reason, it has a direct and focused style. This workshop will provide you with strategies to structure your sentences and paragraphs to achieve direction and focus in your academic writing.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 11 Sep

Speaking Clearly 5: vowels

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Do you confuse some vowels that sound similar, as in fit and feet or pull and pool? Come and learn to hear all the English vowel sounds, some helpful tools to write down vowels accurately, and some rules for vowel spelling. Practice producing accurate vowels in simple speaking activities.

Location: Room 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Thursday 12 Sep

Graduate Research: Revising your writing

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Have you got a first draft of your thesis writing you want to revise? Bring it along to this practice session to help you improve your writing for clarity and focus. Facilitated by Academic Skills, this session provides opportunities for you to get a range of peer feedback on your writing through constructive peer-editing activities. We will be looking at both macro and micro matters of your own writing, so you will emerge with not only an improved draft but also more reader awareness and translatable insights on writing a thesis. This is a facilitated peer-to-peer workshop, not a lecture-style session, and attendants are expected to share and work on their writings with others.

Location: Room 202, Level 2, Old Metallurgy

Register here.

Thursday 10 Oct

Graduate Research: Oral Presentation

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

Excellent oral presentation skills are essential for all RHD students, whether you are preparing for confirmation, completion seminar or conference presentations. This workshop explores the challenge of communicating effectively in these contexts.

You will learn techniques for giving an effective academic presentation and consider areas such as:

  • Structuring and delivering your presentation
  • Designing effective visual aids
  • Preparing for questions
  • Improving non-verbal communication strategies
  • Dealing with nerves

Location: Room 330, Level 3, Alice Hoy

Note: The above date and time may be incorrect. The correct date and time is 10th October 2019, 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Register here.

Wednesday 16 Oct

Graduate Research: Towards Completion

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

In this Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, we will discuss some of the practical skills required to complete your thesis, including discussing your findings, drawing conclusions, polishing your writing so you tell your research story clearly and effectively, and thinking about examiners’ expectations.

Location: Room 330, Level 3, Alice Hoy

Note: The above date and time may be incorrect. The correct date and time is 16th October 2019, 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Register here.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Monday 19 Aug

Student Success: Learn to Learn Better (repeat)

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learning actively means being involved in your study and is an essential tool for success at university. This session will discuss some active learning approaches which will enable you to better engage with, and come to a deeper understanding of, the subjects you are studying.

Location: Room 242, Level 2, Alice Hoy

Register here.

Monday 19 Aug

Compound Sentences

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Academic Writing often involves weaving together complex and difficult ideas. This can test your skills of sentence construction. Come and gain confidence with compound sentences through explanations, exercises and opportunities for questions.

Location: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 21 Aug

Speaking Clearly 2: stress and intonation

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. The rhythm and melody of your speech at the sentence level convey a lot of information. Among other things, they tell your listeners important information like what you want to emphasise, and whose turn it is to talk; essential for presenting, teaching, and everyday communication. There will be lots of practice exercises in class.

Location: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Thursday 22 Aug

Graduate Research: Early Tasks and Considerations

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

This workshop is intended for students in the early stages of their Masters by Research or PhD candidature. The workshop covers topics that represent the most important tasks of early stage candidature (pre-confirmation). There will be time at the end of the workshop for questions and answers.


The topics include:

  • Establishing first year goals and managing the initial stage of your candidature
  • Critically reviewing the literature and finding a place for your research
  • Refining your research questions/topics and establishing research methodology/approach
  • Developing an effective supervisor-student relationship- Joining the research community
  • Organising technology to assist productivity

Location: Room 330, Level 3, Alice Hoy

Register here.

Thursday 22 Aug

Student Success: Learn to Learn Better (repeat)

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learning actively means being involved in your study and is an essential tool for success at university. This session will discuss some active learning approaches which will enable you to better engage with, and come to a deeper understanding of, the subjects you are studying.

Location: Room 242, Level 2, Alice Hoy

Register here.

Friday 23 Aug

Improve your English in 10 minutes a day (Reading and Writing)

12:15 pm - 01:45 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Research shows that students with English as a second/additional language who use English in their daily life are more likely to be successful in their studies at Australian universities. In this session you will practice reading and writing activities you can complete in around 10 minutes per day to improve your English over an extended period.

Location: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 26 Aug

Complex Sentences

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Academic Writing often involves weaving together complex and difficult ideas. This can test your skills of sentence construction. Come and gain confidence with complex sentences through explanations, exercises and opportunities for questions.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 26 Aug

Student Success: Learn to Learn Better (repeat)

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Learning actively means being involved in your study and is an essential tool for success at university. This session will discuss some active learning approaches which will enable you to better engage with, and come to a deeper understanding of, the subjects you are studying.

Location: Room 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Tuesday 27 Aug

Graduate Research: Literature Review

02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

This Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, is intended for students in the early stages of their M.Phil or PhD candidature. In this session, we will investigate the research and writing skills required for your thesis. The first part of the session will focus on techniques for critical reading and note-taking followed by strategies for navigating the world of academic literature. The second half will focus on writing. We will explore specific techniques for writing a clear and critical review of literature through the use of examples and practice activities.

Location: Room 110 & 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 28 Aug

Speaking Clearly 3: word endings and pronunciation

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Do you find it hard to pronounce sounds at the ends of words? Is it hard for you to pronounce plurals and past tenses, or to make words like bat and bad sound different? Listeners can be confused if the sounds at the ends of words are missing or unclear. Learn how to hear and say word endings; lots of opportunities are provided for practice.

Location: Room 109, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Friday 30 Aug

Chit Chat: strategies for engaging in small talk

02:15 pm - 03:45 pm

Making small talk is more than just getting to know someone new. It is an expected part of social behaviour, but making small talk isn't always easy. Speakers must meet certain expectations and must talk about appropriate subjects which may vary from one culture to another. These activities will give you a chance to practice what to say when you're face to face with someone new and want to get the conversation started.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 2 Sep

Writing with clarity

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Effective academic writing is clear like a freshly cleaned window. This workshop will introduce strategies for clearer writing by focusing on word choice and sentence construction. It will also advise how to avoid confusing your academic reader with tips about what to avoid in your written work.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 4 Sep

Speaking Clearly 4: difficult consonants

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. English, like all languages, has a few consonant sounds that are difficult for learners and can make your speech unclear. Learn to make new sounds, and investigate strategies to use them in everyday speaking. Come and find out about those sounds that give you trouble, as well as a range of strategies to practice.

Location: Room 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Thursday 5 Sep

Graduate Research: Crafting the writing

01:30 pm - 04:30 pm

This Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, is intended for graduate research (M.Phil & PhD) students in the middle stages of their candidature. It focuses on the writing skills required for clear and effective communication of your research. We will explore ways of establishing a productive writing routine and developing clear written expression. We will also discuss strategies for creating a logical structure and work on cohesion devices at the sentence, paragraph, section and chapter level.

Location: Room 110 & 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Friday 6 Sep

Aussie English

02:15 pm - 03:15 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. This workshop will introduce you to a range of Aussie English expressions, and some commonly used Australian informal language (idioms and slang) that you may typically hear in classes and social situations. It will also give you important background context to help better understand their use.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 9 Sep

Writing with focus

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Academic writing aims for clarity and precision. For this reason, it has a direct and focused style. This workshop will provide you with strategies to structure your sentences and paragraphs to achieve direction and focus in your academic writing.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 11 Sep

Speaking Clearly 5: vowels

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Do you confuse some vowels that sound similar, as in fit and feet or pull and pool? Come and learn to hear all the English vowel sounds, some helpful tools to write down vowels accurately, and some rules for vowel spelling. Practice producing accurate vowels in simple speaking activities.

Location: Room 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Thursday 12 Sep

Graduate Research: Revising your writing

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Have you got a first draft of your thesis writing you want to revise? Bring it along to this practice session to help you improve your writing for clarity and focus. Facilitated by Academic Skills, this session provides opportunities for you to get a range of peer feedback on your writing through constructive peer-editing activities. We will be looking at both macro and micro matters of your own writing, so you will emerge with not only an improved draft but also more reader awareness and translatable insights on writing a thesis. This is a facilitated peer-to-peer workshop, not a lecture-style session, and attendants are expected to share and work on their writings with others.

Location: Room 202, Level 2, Old Metallurgy

Register here.

Thursday 10 Oct

Graduate Research: Oral Presentation

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

Excellent oral presentation skills are essential for all RHD students, whether you are preparing for confirmation, completion seminar or conference presentations. This workshop explores the challenge of communicating effectively in these contexts.

You will learn techniques for giving an effective academic presentation and consider areas such as:

  • Structuring and delivering your presentation
  • Designing effective visual aids
  • Preparing for questions
  • Improving non-verbal communication strategies
  • Dealing with nerves

Location: Room 330, Level 3, Alice Hoy

Note: The above date and time may be incorrect. The correct date and time is 10th October 2019, 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Register here.

Wednesday 16 Oct

Graduate Research: Towards Completion

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

In this Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, we will discuss some of the practical skills required to complete your thesis, including discussing your findings, drawing conclusions, polishing your writing so you tell your research story clearly and effectively, and thinking about examiners’ expectations.

Location: Room 330, Level 3, Alice Hoy

Note: The above date and time may be incorrect. The correct date and time is 16th October 2019, 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Register here.

Graduate research

Monday 19 Aug

Student Success: Learn to Learn Better (repeat)

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learning actively means being involved in your study and is an essential tool for success at university. This session will discuss some active learning approaches which will enable you to better engage with, and come to a deeper understanding of, the subjects you are studying.

Location: Room 242, Level 2, Alice Hoy

Register here.

Monday 19 Aug

Compound Sentences

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Academic Writing often involves weaving together complex and difficult ideas. This can test your skills of sentence construction. Come and gain confidence with compound sentences through explanations, exercises and opportunities for questions.

Location: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 21 Aug

Speaking Clearly 2: stress and intonation

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. The rhythm and melody of your speech at the sentence level convey a lot of information. Among other things, they tell your listeners important information like what you want to emphasise, and whose turn it is to talk; essential for presenting, teaching, and everyday communication. There will be lots of practice exercises in class.

Location: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Thursday 22 Aug

Graduate Research: Early Tasks and Considerations

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

This workshop is intended for students in the early stages of their Masters by Research or PhD candidature. The workshop covers topics that represent the most important tasks of early stage candidature (pre-confirmation). There will be time at the end of the workshop for questions and answers.


The topics include:

  • Establishing first year goals and managing the initial stage of your candidature
  • Critically reviewing the literature and finding a place for your research
  • Refining your research questions/topics and establishing research methodology/approach
  • Developing an effective supervisor-student relationship- Joining the research community
  • Organising technology to assist productivity

Location: Room 330, Level 3, Alice Hoy

Register here.

Thursday 22 Aug

Student Success: Learn to Learn Better (repeat)

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learning actively means being involved in your study and is an essential tool for success at university. This session will discuss some active learning approaches which will enable you to better engage with, and come to a deeper understanding of, the subjects you are studying.

Location: Room 242, Level 2, Alice Hoy

Register here.

Friday 23 Aug

Improve your English in 10 minutes a day (Reading and Writing)

12:15 pm - 01:45 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Research shows that students with English as a second/additional language who use English in their daily life are more likely to be successful in their studies at Australian universities. In this session you will practice reading and writing activities you can complete in around 10 minutes per day to improve your English over an extended period.

Location: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 26 Aug

Complex Sentences

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Academic Writing often involves weaving together complex and difficult ideas. This can test your skills of sentence construction. Come and gain confidence with complex sentences through explanations, exercises and opportunities for questions.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 26 Aug

Student Success: Learn to Learn Better (repeat)

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Learning actively means being involved in your study and is an essential tool for success at university. This session will discuss some active learning approaches which will enable you to better engage with, and come to a deeper understanding of, the subjects you are studying.

Location: Room 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Tuesday 27 Aug

Graduate Research: Literature Review

02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

This Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, is intended for students in the early stages of their M.Phil or PhD candidature. In this session, we will investigate the research and writing skills required for your thesis. The first part of the session will focus on techniques for critical reading and note-taking followed by strategies for navigating the world of academic literature. The second half will focus on writing. We will explore specific techniques for writing a clear and critical review of literature through the use of examples and practice activities.

Location: Room 110 & 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 28 Aug

Speaking Clearly 3: word endings and pronunciation

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Do you find it hard to pronounce sounds at the ends of words? Is it hard for you to pronounce plurals and past tenses, or to make words like bat and bad sound different? Listeners can be confused if the sounds at the ends of words are missing or unclear. Learn how to hear and say word endings; lots of opportunities are provided for practice.

Location: Room 109, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Friday 30 Aug

Chit Chat: strategies for engaging in small talk

02:15 pm - 03:45 pm

Making small talk is more than just getting to know someone new. It is an expected part of social behaviour, but making small talk isn't always easy. Speakers must meet certain expectations and must talk about appropriate subjects which may vary from one culture to another. These activities will give you a chance to practice what to say when you're face to face with someone new and want to get the conversation started.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 2 Sep

Writing with clarity

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Effective academic writing is clear like a freshly cleaned window. This workshop will introduce strategies for clearer writing by focusing on word choice and sentence construction. It will also advise how to avoid confusing your academic reader with tips about what to avoid in your written work.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 4 Sep

Speaking Clearly 4: difficult consonants

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. English, like all languages, has a few consonant sounds that are difficult for learners and can make your speech unclear. Learn to make new sounds, and investigate strategies to use them in everyday speaking. Come and find out about those sounds that give you trouble, as well as a range of strategies to practice.

Location: Room 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Thursday 5 Sep

Graduate Research: Crafting the writing

01:30 pm - 04:30 pm

This Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, is intended for graduate research (M.Phil & PhD) students in the middle stages of their candidature. It focuses on the writing skills required for clear and effective communication of your research. We will explore ways of establishing a productive writing routine and developing clear written expression. We will also discuss strategies for creating a logical structure and work on cohesion devices at the sentence, paragraph, section and chapter level.

Location: Room 110 & 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Friday 6 Sep

Aussie English

02:15 pm - 03:15 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. This workshop will introduce you to a range of Aussie English expressions, and some commonly used Australian informal language (idioms and slang) that you may typically hear in classes and social situations. It will also give you important background context to help better understand their use.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 9 Sep

Writing with focus

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Academic writing aims for clarity and precision. For this reason, it has a direct and focused style. This workshop will provide you with strategies to structure your sentences and paragraphs to achieve direction and focus in your academic writing.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 11 Sep

Speaking Clearly 5: vowels

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Do you confuse some vowels that sound similar, as in fit and feet or pull and pool? Come and learn to hear all the English vowel sounds, some helpful tools to write down vowels accurately, and some rules for vowel spelling. Practice producing accurate vowels in simple speaking activities.

Location: Room 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Thursday 12 Sep

Graduate Research: Revising your writing

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Have you got a first draft of your thesis writing you want to revise? Bring it along to this practice session to help you improve your writing for clarity and focus. Facilitated by Academic Skills, this session provides opportunities for you to get a range of peer feedback on your writing through constructive peer-editing activities. We will be looking at both macro and micro matters of your own writing, so you will emerge with not only an improved draft but also more reader awareness and translatable insights on writing a thesis. This is a facilitated peer-to-peer workshop, not a lecture-style session, and attendants are expected to share and work on their writings with others.

Location: Room 202, Level 2, Old Metallurgy

Register here.

Thursday 10 Oct

Graduate Research: Oral Presentation

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

Excellent oral presentation skills are essential for all RHD students, whether you are preparing for confirmation, completion seminar or conference presentations. This workshop explores the challenge of communicating effectively in these contexts.

You will learn techniques for giving an effective academic presentation and consider areas such as:

  • Structuring and delivering your presentation
  • Designing effective visual aids
  • Preparing for questions
  • Improving non-verbal communication strategies
  • Dealing with nerves

Location: Room 330, Level 3, Alice Hoy

Note: The above date and time may be incorrect. The correct date and time is 10th October 2019, 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Register here.

Wednesday 16 Oct

Graduate Research: Towards Completion

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

In this Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, we will discuss some of the practical skills required to complete your thesis, including discussing your findings, drawing conclusions, polishing your writing so you tell your research story clearly and effectively, and thinking about examiners’ expectations.

Location: Room 330, Level 3, Alice Hoy

Note: The above date and time may be incorrect. The correct date and time is 16th October 2019, 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Register here.

Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Monday 19 Aug

Student Success: Learn to Learn Better (repeat)

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learning actively means being involved in your study and is an essential tool for success at university. This session will discuss some active learning approaches which will enable you to better engage with, and come to a deeper understanding of, the subjects you are studying.

Location: Room 242, Level 2, Alice Hoy

Register here.

Monday 19 Aug

Compound Sentences

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Academic Writing often involves weaving together complex and difficult ideas. This can test your skills of sentence construction. Come and gain confidence with compound sentences through explanations, exercises and opportunities for questions.

Location: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 21 Aug

Speaking Clearly 2: stress and intonation

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. The rhythm and melody of your speech at the sentence level convey a lot of information. Among other things, they tell your listeners important information like what you want to emphasise, and whose turn it is to talk; essential for presenting, teaching, and everyday communication. There will be lots of practice exercises in class.

Location: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Thursday 22 Aug

Graduate Research: Early Tasks and Considerations

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

This workshop is intended for students in the early stages of their Masters by Research or PhD candidature. The workshop covers topics that represent the most important tasks of early stage candidature (pre-confirmation). There will be time at the end of the workshop for questions and answers.


The topics include:

  • Establishing first year goals and managing the initial stage of your candidature
  • Critically reviewing the literature and finding a place for your research
  • Refining your research questions/topics and establishing research methodology/approach
  • Developing an effective supervisor-student relationship- Joining the research community
  • Organising technology to assist productivity

Location: Room 330, Level 3, Alice Hoy

Register here.

Thursday 22 Aug

Student Success: Learn to Learn Better (repeat)

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learning actively means being involved in your study and is an essential tool for success at university. This session will discuss some active learning approaches which will enable you to better engage with, and come to a deeper understanding of, the subjects you are studying.

Location: Room 242, Level 2, Alice Hoy

Register here.

Friday 23 Aug

Improve your English in 10 minutes a day (Reading and Writing)

12:15 pm - 01:45 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Research shows that students with English as a second/additional language who use English in their daily life are more likely to be successful in their studies at Australian universities. In this session you will practice reading and writing activities you can complete in around 10 minutes per day to improve your English over an extended period.

Location: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 26 Aug

Complex Sentences

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Academic Writing often involves weaving together complex and difficult ideas. This can test your skills of sentence construction. Come and gain confidence with complex sentences through explanations, exercises and opportunities for questions.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 26 Aug

Student Success: Learn to Learn Better (repeat)

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Learning actively means being involved in your study and is an essential tool for success at university. This session will discuss some active learning approaches which will enable you to better engage with, and come to a deeper understanding of, the subjects you are studying.

Location: Room 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Tuesday 27 Aug

Graduate Research: Literature Review

02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

This Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, is intended for students in the early stages of their M.Phil or PhD candidature. In this session, we will investigate the research and writing skills required for your thesis. The first part of the session will focus on techniques for critical reading and note-taking followed by strategies for navigating the world of academic literature. The second half will focus on writing. We will explore specific techniques for writing a clear and critical review of literature through the use of examples and practice activities.

Location: Room 110 & 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 28 Aug

Speaking Clearly 3: word endings and pronunciation

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Do you find it hard to pronounce sounds at the ends of words? Is it hard for you to pronounce plurals and past tenses, or to make words like bat and bad sound different? Listeners can be confused if the sounds at the ends of words are missing or unclear. Learn how to hear and say word endings; lots of opportunities are provided for practice.

Location: Room 109, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Friday 30 Aug

Chit Chat: strategies for engaging in small talk

02:15 pm - 03:45 pm

Making small talk is more than just getting to know someone new. It is an expected part of social behaviour, but making small talk isn't always easy. Speakers must meet certain expectations and must talk about appropriate subjects which may vary from one culture to another. These activities will give you a chance to practice what to say when you're face to face with someone new and want to get the conversation started.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 2 Sep

Writing with clarity

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Effective academic writing is clear like a freshly cleaned window. This workshop will introduce strategies for clearer writing by focusing on word choice and sentence construction. It will also advise how to avoid confusing your academic reader with tips about what to avoid in your written work.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 4 Sep

Speaking Clearly 4: difficult consonants

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. English, like all languages, has a few consonant sounds that are difficult for learners and can make your speech unclear. Learn to make new sounds, and investigate strategies to use them in everyday speaking. Come and find out about those sounds that give you trouble, as well as a range of strategies to practice.

Location: Room 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Thursday 5 Sep

Graduate Research: Crafting the writing

01:30 pm - 04:30 pm

This Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, is intended for graduate research (M.Phil & PhD) students in the middle stages of their candidature. It focuses on the writing skills required for clear and effective communication of your research. We will explore ways of establishing a productive writing routine and developing clear written expression. We will also discuss strategies for creating a logical structure and work on cohesion devices at the sentence, paragraph, section and chapter level.

Location: Room 110 & 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Friday 6 Sep

Aussie English

02:15 pm - 03:15 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. This workshop will introduce you to a range of Aussie English expressions, and some commonly used Australian informal language (idioms and slang) that you may typically hear in classes and social situations. It will also give you important background context to help better understand their use.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 9 Sep

Writing with focus

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Academic writing aims for clarity and precision. For this reason, it has a direct and focused style. This workshop will provide you with strategies to structure your sentences and paragraphs to achieve direction and focus in your academic writing.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 11 Sep

Speaking Clearly 5: vowels

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Do you confuse some vowels that sound similar, as in fit and feet or pull and pool? Come and learn to hear all the English vowel sounds, some helpful tools to write down vowels accurately, and some rules for vowel spelling. Practice producing accurate vowels in simple speaking activities.

Location: Room 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Thursday 12 Sep

Graduate Research: Revising your writing

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Have you got a first draft of your thesis writing you want to revise? Bring it along to this practice session to help you improve your writing for clarity and focus. Facilitated by Academic Skills, this session provides opportunities for you to get a range of peer feedback on your writing through constructive peer-editing activities. We will be looking at both macro and micro matters of your own writing, so you will emerge with not only an improved draft but also more reader awareness and translatable insights on writing a thesis. This is a facilitated peer-to-peer workshop, not a lecture-style session, and attendants are expected to share and work on their writings with others.

Location: Room 202, Level 2, Old Metallurgy

Register here.

Thursday 10 Oct

Graduate Research: Oral Presentation

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

Excellent oral presentation skills are essential for all RHD students, whether you are preparing for confirmation, completion seminar or conference presentations. This workshop explores the challenge of communicating effectively in these contexts.

You will learn techniques for giving an effective academic presentation and consider areas such as:

  • Structuring and delivering your presentation
  • Designing effective visual aids
  • Preparing for questions
  • Improving non-verbal communication strategies
  • Dealing with nerves

Location: Room 330, Level 3, Alice Hoy

Note: The above date and time may be incorrect. The correct date and time is 10th October 2019, 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Register here.

Wednesday 16 Oct

Graduate Research: Towards Completion

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

In this Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, we will discuss some of the practical skills required to complete your thesis, including discussing your findings, drawing conclusions, polishing your writing so you tell your research story clearly and effectively, and thinking about examiners’ expectations.

Location: Room 330, Level 3, Alice Hoy

Note: The above date and time may be incorrect. The correct date and time is 16th October 2019, 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Register here.

Science

Monday 19 Aug

Student Success: Learn to Learn Better (repeat)

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learning actively means being involved in your study and is an essential tool for success at university. This session will discuss some active learning approaches which will enable you to better engage with, and come to a deeper understanding of, the subjects you are studying.

Location: Room 242, Level 2, Alice Hoy

Register here.

Monday 19 Aug

Compound Sentences

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Academic Writing often involves weaving together complex and difficult ideas. This can test your skills of sentence construction. Come and gain confidence with compound sentences through explanations, exercises and opportunities for questions.

Location: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 21 Aug

Speaking Clearly 2: stress and intonation

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. The rhythm and melody of your speech at the sentence level convey a lot of information. Among other things, they tell your listeners important information like what you want to emphasise, and whose turn it is to talk; essential for presenting, teaching, and everyday communication. There will be lots of practice exercises in class.

Location: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Thursday 22 Aug

Graduate Research: Early Tasks and Considerations

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

This workshop is intended for students in the early stages of their Masters by Research or PhD candidature. The workshop covers topics that represent the most important tasks of early stage candidature (pre-confirmation). There will be time at the end of the workshop for questions and answers.


The topics include:

  • Establishing first year goals and managing the initial stage of your candidature
  • Critically reviewing the literature and finding a place for your research
  • Refining your research questions/topics and establishing research methodology/approach
  • Developing an effective supervisor-student relationship- Joining the research community
  • Organising technology to assist productivity

Location: Room 330, Level 3, Alice Hoy

Register here.

Thursday 22 Aug

Student Success: Learn to Learn Better (repeat)

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learning actively means being involved in your study and is an essential tool for success at university. This session will discuss some active learning approaches which will enable you to better engage with, and come to a deeper understanding of, the subjects you are studying.

Location: Room 242, Level 2, Alice Hoy

Register here.

Friday 23 Aug

Improve your English in 10 minutes a day (Reading and Writing)

12:15 pm - 01:45 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Research shows that students with English as a second/additional language who use English in their daily life are more likely to be successful in their studies at Australian universities. In this session you will practice reading and writing activities you can complete in around 10 minutes per day to improve your English over an extended period.

Location: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 26 Aug

Complex Sentences

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Academic Writing often involves weaving together complex and difficult ideas. This can test your skills of sentence construction. Come and gain confidence with complex sentences through explanations, exercises and opportunities for questions.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 26 Aug

Student Success: Learn to Learn Better (repeat)

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Learning actively means being involved in your study and is an essential tool for success at university. This session will discuss some active learning approaches which will enable you to better engage with, and come to a deeper understanding of, the subjects you are studying.

Location: Room 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Tuesday 27 Aug

Graduate Research: Literature Review

02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

This Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, is intended for students in the early stages of their M.Phil or PhD candidature. In this session, we will investigate the research and writing skills required for your thesis. The first part of the session will focus on techniques for critical reading and note-taking followed by strategies for navigating the world of academic literature. The second half will focus on writing. We will explore specific techniques for writing a clear and critical review of literature through the use of examples and practice activities.

Location: Room 110 & 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 28 Aug

Speaking Clearly 3: word endings and pronunciation

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Do you find it hard to pronounce sounds at the ends of words? Is it hard for you to pronounce plurals and past tenses, or to make words like bat and bad sound different? Listeners can be confused if the sounds at the ends of words are missing or unclear. Learn how to hear and say word endings; lots of opportunities are provided for practice.

Location: Room 109, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Friday 30 Aug

Chit Chat: strategies for engaging in small talk

02:15 pm - 03:45 pm

Making small talk is more than just getting to know someone new. It is an expected part of social behaviour, but making small talk isn't always easy. Speakers must meet certain expectations and must talk about appropriate subjects which may vary from one culture to another. These activities will give you a chance to practice what to say when you're face to face with someone new and want to get the conversation started.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 2 Sep

Writing with clarity

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Effective academic writing is clear like a freshly cleaned window. This workshop will introduce strategies for clearer writing by focusing on word choice and sentence construction. It will also advise how to avoid confusing your academic reader with tips about what to avoid in your written work.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 4 Sep

Speaking Clearly 4: difficult consonants

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. English, like all languages, has a few consonant sounds that are difficult for learners and can make your speech unclear. Learn to make new sounds, and investigate strategies to use them in everyday speaking. Come and find out about those sounds that give you trouble, as well as a range of strategies to practice.

Location: Room 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Thursday 5 Sep

Graduate Research: Crafting the writing

01:30 pm - 04:30 pm

This Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, is intended for graduate research (M.Phil & PhD) students in the middle stages of their candidature. It focuses on the writing skills required for clear and effective communication of your research. We will explore ways of establishing a productive writing routine and developing clear written expression. We will also discuss strategies for creating a logical structure and work on cohesion devices at the sentence, paragraph, section and chapter level.

Location: Room 110 & 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Friday 6 Sep

Aussie English

02:15 pm - 03:15 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. This workshop will introduce you to a range of Aussie English expressions, and some commonly used Australian informal language (idioms and slang) that you may typically hear in classes and social situations. It will also give you important background context to help better understand their use.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 9 Sep

Writing with focus

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Academic writing aims for clarity and precision. For this reason, it has a direct and focused style. This workshop will provide you with strategies to structure your sentences and paragraphs to achieve direction and focus in your academic writing.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 11 Sep

Speaking Clearly 5: vowels

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Do you confuse some vowels that sound similar, as in fit and feet or pull and pool? Come and learn to hear all the English vowel sounds, some helpful tools to write down vowels accurately, and some rules for vowel spelling. Practice producing accurate vowels in simple speaking activities.

Location: Room 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Thursday 12 Sep

Graduate Research: Revising your writing

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Have you got a first draft of your thesis writing you want to revise? Bring it along to this practice session to help you improve your writing for clarity and focus. Facilitated by Academic Skills, this session provides opportunities for you to get a range of peer feedback on your writing through constructive peer-editing activities. We will be looking at both macro and micro matters of your own writing, so you will emerge with not only an improved draft but also more reader awareness and translatable insights on writing a thesis. This is a facilitated peer-to-peer workshop, not a lecture-style session, and attendants are expected to share and work on their writings with others.

Location: Room 202, Level 2, Old Metallurgy

Register here.

Thursday 10 Oct

Graduate Research: Oral Presentation

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

Excellent oral presentation skills are essential for all RHD students, whether you are preparing for confirmation, completion seminar or conference presentations. This workshop explores the challenge of communicating effectively in these contexts.

You will learn techniques for giving an effective academic presentation and consider areas such as:

  • Structuring and delivering your presentation
  • Designing effective visual aids
  • Preparing for questions
  • Improving non-verbal communication strategies
  • Dealing with nerves

Location: Room 330, Level 3, Alice Hoy

Note: The above date and time may be incorrect. The correct date and time is 10th October 2019, 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Register here.

Wednesday 16 Oct

Graduate Research: Towards Completion

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

In this Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, we will discuss some of the practical skills required to complete your thesis, including discussing your findings, drawing conclusions, polishing your writing so you tell your research story clearly and effectively, and thinking about examiners’ expectations.

Location: Room 330, Level 3, Alice Hoy

Note: The above date and time may be incorrect. The correct date and time is 16th October 2019, 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Register here.

VCA & MCM

Monday 19 Aug

Student Success: Learn to Learn Better (repeat)

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learning actively means being involved in your study and is an essential tool for success at university. This session will discuss some active learning approaches which will enable you to better engage with, and come to a deeper understanding of, the subjects you are studying.

Location: Room 242, Level 2, Alice Hoy

Register here.

Monday 19 Aug

Compound Sentences

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Academic Writing often involves weaving together complex and difficult ideas. This can test your skills of sentence construction. Come and gain confidence with compound sentences through explanations, exercises and opportunities for questions.

Location: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 21 Aug

Speaking Clearly 2: stress and intonation

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. The rhythm and melody of your speech at the sentence level convey a lot of information. Among other things, they tell your listeners important information like what you want to emphasise, and whose turn it is to talk; essential for presenting, teaching, and everyday communication. There will be lots of practice exercises in class.

Location: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Thursday 22 Aug

Graduate Research: Early Tasks and Considerations

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

This workshop is intended for students in the early stages of their Masters by Research or PhD candidature. The workshop covers topics that represent the most important tasks of early stage candidature (pre-confirmation). There will be time at the end of the workshop for questions and answers.


The topics include:

  • Establishing first year goals and managing the initial stage of your candidature
  • Critically reviewing the literature and finding a place for your research
  • Refining your research questions/topics and establishing research methodology/approach
  • Developing an effective supervisor-student relationship- Joining the research community
  • Organising technology to assist productivity

Location: Room 330, Level 3, Alice Hoy

Register here.

Thursday 22 Aug

Student Success: Learn to Learn Better (repeat)

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learning actively means being involved in your study and is an essential tool for success at university. This session will discuss some active learning approaches which will enable you to better engage with, and come to a deeper understanding of, the subjects you are studying.

Location: Room 242, Level 2, Alice Hoy

Register here.

Friday 23 Aug

Improve your English in 10 minutes a day (Reading and Writing)

12:15 pm - 01:45 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Research shows that students with English as a second/additional language who use English in their daily life are more likely to be successful in their studies at Australian universities. In this session you will practice reading and writing activities you can complete in around 10 minutes per day to improve your English over an extended period.

Location: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 26 Aug

Complex Sentences

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Academic Writing often involves weaving together complex and difficult ideas. This can test your skills of sentence construction. Come and gain confidence with complex sentences through explanations, exercises and opportunities for questions.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 26 Aug

Student Success: Learn to Learn Better (repeat)

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Learning actively means being involved in your study and is an essential tool for success at university. This session will discuss some active learning approaches which will enable you to better engage with, and come to a deeper understanding of, the subjects you are studying.

Location: Room 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Tuesday 27 Aug

Graduate Research: Literature Review

02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

This Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, is intended for students in the early stages of their M.Phil or PhD candidature. In this session, we will investigate the research and writing skills required for your thesis. The first part of the session will focus on techniques for critical reading and note-taking followed by strategies for navigating the world of academic literature. The second half will focus on writing. We will explore specific techniques for writing a clear and critical review of literature through the use of examples and practice activities.

Location: Room 110 & 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 28 Aug

Speaking Clearly 3: word endings and pronunciation

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Do you find it hard to pronounce sounds at the ends of words? Is it hard for you to pronounce plurals and past tenses, or to make words like bat and bad sound different? Listeners can be confused if the sounds at the ends of words are missing or unclear. Learn how to hear and say word endings; lots of opportunities are provided for practice.

Location: Room 109, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Friday 30 Aug

Chit Chat: strategies for engaging in small talk

02:15 pm - 03:45 pm

Making small talk is more than just getting to know someone new. It is an expected part of social behaviour, but making small talk isn't always easy. Speakers must meet certain expectations and must talk about appropriate subjects which may vary from one culture to another. These activities will give you a chance to practice what to say when you're face to face with someone new and want to get the conversation started.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 2 Sep

Writing with clarity

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Effective academic writing is clear like a freshly cleaned window. This workshop will introduce strategies for clearer writing by focusing on word choice and sentence construction. It will also advise how to avoid confusing your academic reader with tips about what to avoid in your written work.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 4 Sep

Speaking Clearly 4: difficult consonants

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. English, like all languages, has a few consonant sounds that are difficult for learners and can make your speech unclear. Learn to make new sounds, and investigate strategies to use them in everyday speaking. Come and find out about those sounds that give you trouble, as well as a range of strategies to practice.

Location: Room 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Thursday 5 Sep

Graduate Research: Crafting the writing

01:30 pm - 04:30 pm

This Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, is intended for graduate research (M.Phil & PhD) students in the middle stages of their candidature. It focuses on the writing skills required for clear and effective communication of your research. We will explore ways of establishing a productive writing routine and developing clear written expression. We will also discuss strategies for creating a logical structure and work on cohesion devices at the sentence, paragraph, section and chapter level.

Location: Room 110 & 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Friday 6 Sep

Aussie English

02:15 pm - 03:15 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. This workshop will introduce you to a range of Aussie English expressions, and some commonly used Australian informal language (idioms and slang) that you may typically hear in classes and social situations. It will also give you important background context to help better understand their use.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 9 Sep

Writing with focus

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Academic writing aims for clarity and precision. For this reason, it has a direct and focused style. This workshop will provide you with strategies to structure your sentences and paragraphs to achieve direction and focus in your academic writing.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 11 Sep

Speaking Clearly 5: vowels

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Do you confuse some vowels that sound similar, as in fit and feet or pull and pool? Come and learn to hear all the English vowel sounds, some helpful tools to write down vowels accurately, and some rules for vowel spelling. Practice producing accurate vowels in simple speaking activities.

Location: Room 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Thursday 12 Sep

Graduate Research: Revising your writing

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Have you got a first draft of your thesis writing you want to revise? Bring it along to this practice session to help you improve your writing for clarity and focus. Facilitated by Academic Skills, this session provides opportunities for you to get a range of peer feedback on your writing through constructive peer-editing activities. We will be looking at both macro and micro matters of your own writing, so you will emerge with not only an improved draft but also more reader awareness and translatable insights on writing a thesis. This is a facilitated peer-to-peer workshop, not a lecture-style session, and attendants are expected to share and work on their writings with others.

Location: Room 202, Level 2, Old Metallurgy

Register here.

Thursday 10 Oct

Graduate Research: Oral Presentation

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

Excellent oral presentation skills are essential for all RHD students, whether you are preparing for confirmation, completion seminar or conference presentations. This workshop explores the challenge of communicating effectively in these contexts.

You will learn techniques for giving an effective academic presentation and consider areas such as:

  • Structuring and delivering your presentation
  • Designing effective visual aids
  • Preparing for questions
  • Improving non-verbal communication strategies
  • Dealing with nerves

Location: Room 330, Level 3, Alice Hoy

Note: The above date and time may be incorrect. The correct date and time is 10th October 2019, 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Register here.

Wednesday 16 Oct

Graduate Research: Towards Completion

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

In this Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, we will discuss some of the practical skills required to complete your thesis, including discussing your findings, drawing conclusions, polishing your writing so you tell your research story clearly and effectively, and thinking about examiners’ expectations.

Location: Room 330, Level 3, Alice Hoy

Note: The above date and time may be incorrect. The correct date and time is 16th October 2019, 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Register here.

Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

Monday 19 Aug

Student Success: Learn to Learn Better (repeat)

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learning actively means being involved in your study and is an essential tool for success at university. This session will discuss some active learning approaches which will enable you to better engage with, and come to a deeper understanding of, the subjects you are studying.

Location: Room 242, Level 2, Alice Hoy

Register here.

Monday 19 Aug

Compound Sentences

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Academic Writing often involves weaving together complex and difficult ideas. This can test your skills of sentence construction. Come and gain confidence with compound sentences through explanations, exercises and opportunities for questions.

Location: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

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Wednesday 21 Aug

Speaking Clearly 2: stress and intonation

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. The rhythm and melody of your speech at the sentence level convey a lot of information. Among other things, they tell your listeners important information like what you want to emphasise, and whose turn it is to talk; essential for presenting, teaching, and everyday communication. There will be lots of practice exercises in class.

Location: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Thursday 22 Aug

Graduate Research: Early Tasks and Considerations

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

This workshop is intended for students in the early stages of their Masters by Research or PhD candidature. The workshop covers topics that represent the most important tasks of early stage candidature (pre-confirmation). There will be time at the end of the workshop for questions and answers.


The topics include:

  • Establishing first year goals and managing the initial stage of your candidature
  • Critically reviewing the literature and finding a place for your research
  • Refining your research questions/topics and establishing research methodology/approach
  • Developing an effective supervisor-student relationship- Joining the research community
  • Organising technology to assist productivity

Location: Room 330, Level 3, Alice Hoy

Register here.

Thursday 22 Aug

Student Success: Learn to Learn Better (repeat)

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learning actively means being involved in your study and is an essential tool for success at university. This session will discuss some active learning approaches which will enable you to better engage with, and come to a deeper understanding of, the subjects you are studying.

Location: Room 242, Level 2, Alice Hoy

Register here.

Friday 23 Aug

Improve your English in 10 minutes a day (Reading and Writing)

12:15 pm - 01:45 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Research shows that students with English as a second/additional language who use English in their daily life are more likely to be successful in their studies at Australian universities. In this session you will practice reading and writing activities you can complete in around 10 minutes per day to improve your English over an extended period.

Location: Harold White Theatre, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 26 Aug

Complex Sentences

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Academic Writing often involves weaving together complex and difficult ideas. This can test your skills of sentence construction. Come and gain confidence with complex sentences through explanations, exercises and opportunities for questions.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 26 Aug

Student Success: Learn to Learn Better (repeat)

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Learning actively means being involved in your study and is an essential tool for success at university. This session will discuss some active learning approaches which will enable you to better engage with, and come to a deeper understanding of, the subjects you are studying.

Location: Room 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Tuesday 27 Aug

Graduate Research: Literature Review

02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

This Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, is intended for students in the early stages of their M.Phil or PhD candidature. In this session, we will investigate the research and writing skills required for your thesis. The first part of the session will focus on techniques for critical reading and note-taking followed by strategies for navigating the world of academic literature. The second half will focus on writing. We will explore specific techniques for writing a clear and critical review of literature through the use of examples and practice activities.

Location: Room 110 & 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 28 Aug

Speaking Clearly 3: word endings and pronunciation

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Do you find it hard to pronounce sounds at the ends of words? Is it hard for you to pronounce plurals and past tenses, or to make words like bat and bad sound different? Listeners can be confused if the sounds at the ends of words are missing or unclear. Learn how to hear and say word endings; lots of opportunities are provided for practice.

Location: Room 109, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Friday 30 Aug

Chit Chat: strategies for engaging in small talk

02:15 pm - 03:45 pm

Making small talk is more than just getting to know someone new. It is an expected part of social behaviour, but making small talk isn't always easy. Speakers must meet certain expectations and must talk about appropriate subjects which may vary from one culture to another. These activities will give you a chance to practice what to say when you're face to face with someone new and want to get the conversation started.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 2 Sep

Writing with clarity

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Effective academic writing is clear like a freshly cleaned window. This workshop will introduce strategies for clearer writing by focusing on word choice and sentence construction. It will also advise how to avoid confusing your academic reader with tips about what to avoid in your written work.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 4 Sep

Speaking Clearly 4: difficult consonants

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. English, like all languages, has a few consonant sounds that are difficult for learners and can make your speech unclear. Learn to make new sounds, and investigate strategies to use them in everyday speaking. Come and find out about those sounds that give you trouble, as well as a range of strategies to practice.

Location: Room 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Thursday 5 Sep

Graduate Research: Crafting the writing

01:30 pm - 04:30 pm

This Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, is intended for graduate research (M.Phil & PhD) students in the middle stages of their candidature. It focuses on the writing skills required for clear and effective communication of your research. We will explore ways of establishing a productive writing routine and developing clear written expression. We will also discuss strategies for creating a logical structure and work on cohesion devices at the sentence, paragraph, section and chapter level.

Location: Room 110 & 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Friday 6 Sep

Aussie English

02:15 pm - 03:15 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. This workshop will introduce you to a range of Aussie English expressions, and some commonly used Australian informal language (idioms and slang) that you may typically hear in classes and social situations. It will also give you important background context to help better understand their use.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Monday 9 Sep

Writing with focus

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Academic writing aims for clarity and precision. For this reason, it has a direct and focused style. This workshop will provide you with strategies to structure your sentences and paragraphs to achieve direction and focus in your academic writing.

Location: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Wednesday 11 Sep

Speaking Clearly 5: vowels

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Do you confuse some vowels that sound similar, as in fit and feet or pull and pool? Come and learn to hear all the English vowel sounds, some helpful tools to write down vowels accurately, and some rules for vowel spelling. Practice producing accurate vowels in simple speaking activities.

Location: Room 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston Street

Register here.

Thursday 12 Sep

Graduate Research: Revising your writing

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Have you got a first draft of your thesis writing you want to revise? Bring it along to this practice session to help you improve your writing for clarity and focus. Facilitated by Academic Skills, this session provides opportunities for you to get a range of peer feedback on your writing through constructive peer-editing activities. We will be looking at both macro and micro matters of your own writing, so you will emerge with not only an improved draft but also more reader awareness and translatable insights on writing a thesis. This is a facilitated peer-to-peer workshop, not a lecture-style session, and attendants are expected to share and work on their writings with others.

Location: Room 202, Level 2, Old Metallurgy

Register here.

Thursday 10 Oct

Graduate Research: Oral Presentation

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

Excellent oral presentation skills are essential for all RHD students, whether you are preparing for confirmation, completion seminar or conference presentations. This workshop explores the challenge of communicating effectively in these contexts.

You will learn techniques for giving an effective academic presentation and consider areas such as:

  • Structuring and delivering your presentation
  • Designing effective visual aids
  • Preparing for questions
  • Improving non-verbal communication strategies
  • Dealing with nerves

Location: Room 330, Level 3, Alice Hoy

Note: The above date and time may be incorrect. The correct date and time is 10th October 2019, 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Register here.

Wednesday 16 Oct

Graduate Research: Towards Completion

10:00 am - 01:00 pm

In this Graduate Research workshop presented by Academic Skills, we will discuss some of the practical skills required to complete your thesis, including discussing your findings, drawing conclusions, polishing your writing so you tell your research story clearly and effectively, and thinking about examiners’ expectations.

Location: Room 330, Level 3, Alice Hoy

Note: The above date and time may be incorrect. The correct date and time is 16th October 2019, 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Register here.