PASS (Passing Assessment Student Support) week is a series of workshops to help you prepare for exams, re-sits and dissertations. The workshops cover areas such as:

  • memory and revision techniques
  • exam questions
  • managing stress
  • dissertation research and writing

The sessions are delivered by Academic Liaison and Learning Development, Disability Learning Support, Counselling, and Faith and Spirituality. The workshops are open to all students.

The next PASS workshops will take place from Monday 17 to Friday 21 June at Cavendish, Harrow, Little Titchfield Street and Marylebone. You can book the workshops using the links below.

For enquiries related to PASS please email Academic Learning Development at: [email protected].

Memory and Exam Revision Techniques

Workshop on memorisation to help you remember in exams. Emphasis is given to strategies for retaining information such as association, mind-mapping, mnemonics, and active revision strategies. The workshop also discusses learning styles (aural, visual, read/ write, kinaesthetic...) and gives tips on exam strategies and coping with memory blocks.

DATE TIME VENUE BOOKING LINK
Monday 17 June 10am-12pm Marylebone M321 Book now
Tuesday 18 June 10am-12pm Cavendish C2.05 Book now
Wednesday 19 June 10am-12pm Marylebone M307 Book now

 

Strengthening Your Confidence, Mindfully

This session focuses on dealing with causes of stress, anxiety, fear and loss of confidence, mindfully with compassion. The session will also focus on the inner critic, which can sometimes create doubts about one's confidence and motivation. The session will introduce you to simple meditative techniques that will set you on your way to improving confidence.

DATE TIME VENUE BOOKING LINK
Monday 17 June 12:30-2pm Marylebone M321 Book now

 

Tackling Essay Questions in Exams

This workshop prepares you to answer essay-type questions in exams by reviewing: analysis of the exam question, planning and structuring an answer, devising an argument, the use of evidence and critical analysis. It also gives tips on coping with exams and writing effectively.

DATE TIME VENUE BOOKING LINK
Monday 17 June 2:30-4pm Marylebone M321 Book now
Wednesday 19 June 3:30-5pm Marylebone M307 Book now
Thursday 20 June 4:30-6pm Cavendish Clipstone 1.111 Book now

 

Mind Maps as Revision Tools and Memory Aids

Mind Mapping is a simple, practical tool for improving your creative-thinking, planning and problem-solving. It will help you generate more ideas, make new connections, improve your memory and use your whole brain.

DATE TIME VENUE BOOKING LINK
Tuesday 18 June 12:30-1:30pm Cavendish C2.05 Book now

 

LEGO Serious Play and Revision

This session focuses on developing students’ ability to analyse and reflect on their revision process. Students use Lego to build visual reminders of different significant aspects of revision and convey meaning into visible and tangible objects. You don’t need to be a Master Builder to attend!

DATE TIME VENUE BOOKING LINK
Wednesday 19 June 12:15-1:15pm Marylebone M307 Book now

 

Time – and Attention – Management

Are you easily distracted when revising? Would you like to be more productive during the revision period? This workshop will help you improve your revision by providing tips on organising your materials, breaking down tasks, identifying SMART objectives and allocating time in order to fulfil your goals. It will also provide some techniques to help you stay focused and maintain your attention whilst studying for exams.

DATE TIME VENUE BOOKING LINK
Wednesday 19 June 1:45-3pm Marylebone M307 Book now

 

Preparing to PASS

Preparation for study: Whole-person strategies for improving focus.

DATE TIME VENUE BOOKING LINK
Thursday 20 June 1-2:30pm Cavendish Clipstone 1.111 Book now

 

Reducing Exam Stress

This workshop looks at the reasons why you might be experiencing exam stress and gives you strategies to help you cope and manage this stress.

DATE TIME VENUE BOOKING LINK
Thursday 20 June 2:30-4pm Cavendish Clipstone 1.111 Book now

 

Westminster Harvard Referencing

This session deals with how to cite your sources and create a bibliography in the Westminster Harvard style.

DATE TIME VENUE BOOKING LINK
Tuesday 18 June 2:30-3:30pm Little Titchfield Street Library Training Room Book now

 

Using RefWorks

RefWorks can help you to gather, store and manage your references, and use them to create bibliographies. This session will show you how to use RefWorks to store your references online, automatically insert them into your work to create bibliographies, and deal with documents and websites.

DATE TIME VENUE BOOKING LINK
Friday 21 June 1:30-2:30pm Marylebone B9 Book now

 

Dissertation Writing

This workshop introduces you to what a dissertation is and why it is written. It further explores dissertation planning, structure, literature review, argument and critical analysis.

DATE TIME VENUE BOOKING LINK
Monday 17 June 3-5pm Harrow Library Training Room Book now
Tuesday 18 June 4-6pm Little Titchfield Street LTS 2.06A Book now
Friday 21 June 9:30-11:30am Marylebone M307 Book now

 

Researching for Your Dissertation

This library-led session focuses on how to use Library Search and other online resources for researching journal articles and papers for your dissertation.

DATE TIME VENUE BOOKING LINK
Thursday 20 June 3-4pm Harrow Library Training Room Book now
Friday 21 June 12-1pm Marylebone M307 Book now