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REACH! University Transition Workshops​

Studying at university is quite different from school. Reach! is QM’s transition workshop programme that will help you make a flying start to your university education. Reach! will equip you with the tips and skills you’ll need to succeed with your studies. You’ll learn about UK academic culture, effective study techniques, essay writing, data visualisation, how to recognise disinformation and lots more.

Reach! workshops are organised by the Academic Skills Enhancement (ASE) team based in QM Library Services. The workshops run online from Welcome Week to Reading Week and are of particular to benefit to First Year and Foundation students, as well as anyone who wants to brush up on their academic skills.

. Places for the live event are limited to 250 per session. Access the Reach! workshop series on QMPlus.

Outline for QM Library Academic Skills Transition Workshop Series 

  • Time: Wednesdays 1pm and 5pm 
  • Location: Blackboard Collaborate

Welcome Week: How to Reach! your academic goals

  • Profile of a successful QM student 
  • Time Management 
  • Introduction to QM Academic Skills Enhancement

Access the Reach! workshop series on QMPlus.


Week 1: University teaching and learning

Week 2: Effective reading and note-making

Week 3: Academic Culture and Integrity

Week 4: Reflection and Feedback

Week 5 (HSS/SMD): Academic Writing and Referencing

Week 5 (S&E/SMD): Group Work and Presentations

Week 6 (HSS/SMD): Critical Thinking

Week 6 (S&E/SMD): Critical Thinking




Academic Skills Enhancement (ASE) at QM Library