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Helping students develop the skills they need to succeed through interactive taught sessions

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Throughout the year, we host workshops and events for students on various aspects of academic skills. Workshops take place online via Blackboard Collaborate 

Why go to a workshop? 

  • Learn new skills 
  • Follow up academic skills you are curious about 
  • Practice academic skills in an interactive environment 
  • Get feedback from peers and tutors 

Coming up

Study Well workshops: In collaboration with Queen Mary's Students' Union

English Language Support As part of QMSU's extended Study Well campaign, we're hosting a series of workshops which support student wellbeing through the development of valuable academic skills.

The themes of the workshops were chosen to reflect the specific challenges faced by students this academic year, based on dialogue with the Students' Union.

The content of the sessions has been co-created by Queen Mary students and Academic Skills Enhancement tutors. The student volunteers have taken the lead in developing the workshops based their own experiences of studying during the pandemic — and on those of their peers.

Book your place

The first two workshops will take place online. Tickets are bookable on Eventbrite on the links below. Capacity is limited to 250.

Adapting to Online Study — Wednesday 2nd December — 3:00 - 4:30pm (GMT) 

Studying at Home -vs- Studying on Campus — Wednesday 9th December — 3:00 - 4:30pm (GMT)

If you have any questions about the workshops, please contact us at

More workshops and resources will be announced on these pages over the coming weeks.

Revision Skills Workshops

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Prepare for the January exams by learning about the most effective ways to revise.

Coming at the beginning of the vacation period, this interactive workshop will help you to get started.

Based on current research into learning and memory, we’ll take you through some effective and time-efficient ways of revising for different types of exams.

You will get to practice certain techniques to understand how they work.

And at the end of the session you’ll apply what you’ve learned by drafting a revision timetable using our template.

Book your place

The workshop is open to Queen Mary students from all subjects and levels of study.

Revision Skills Workshop — (Multiple times) Monday 14th, Wednesday 16th or Friday 18th December 

The workshop will take place on QMPlus. You’ll receive a link to the workshop by email a few hours before the session is due to start.

Reach! University Transition Workshops, Autumn 2020-21

In the first term of the 2020-21 academic year, we developed and delivered a series of workshops to support new students making the transition to university. Across eight interactive sessions, we covered topics including Academic Culture and Integrity, Reflection and Feedback, and Critical Thinking.

The sessions were well-attended by students from a broad range of academic backgrounds and received positive feedback.

We also delivered an adapted version of the series to our first-year students based at Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) in Xi'an, China.

Our Reach! workshop series in figures

378students attended one or more session

25representing twenty-five schools and departments across the college

170students from NPU in China attended their first Reach! workshop

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