PASS 29 June – 10 July 2020

PASS (Passing Assessment Student Support) week is a series of workshops to help you prepare for exams and dissertations, including online exams. The workshops cover the following areas:

  • Revision and time management
  • Answering exam questions
  • Dissertation research and writing

The workshops are delivered online using Blackboard Collaborate or Microsoft Teams. You can book individual workshops below.

More workshops may be added so please keep checking Engage for the latest updates.

Blackboard Collaborate Workshops

What are Blackboard Collaborate Workshops?

These are online teaching sessions where you participate remotely using the Collaborate platform via Blackboard. During the online workshops, you'll have the opportunity to interact and ask our tutors questions through the chat. The online workshops will be recorded, and the recordings will be sent to participants.

What do you need?

A device with audio capabilities connected to the internet. You might need headphones if you are in a public place. You do not need a microphone, as you can only communicate with the facilitator through the chat.

What happens next?

Book your place and save the link of the workshop (the link will also be sent in a booking confirmation email). You'll be able to join the workshop 15 minutes before the start time. It’s best to log on 10 minutes before the start of the session to check that your computer is set up for the workshop.

Microsoft Teams Workshops

The workshop on 'Coping with Assessments/Exams During Lockdown', scheduled for 9 July at 2-3.15pm, will be delivered via Microsoft Teams. If interested, please email [email protected] and you will be sent a Teams invitation.

The workshop on 'Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation', scheduled for 6 July at 10-10.40am, will also be delivered through Microsoft Teams. The link is provided below.

For enquiries related to PASS please email Academic Learning Development.

Timetable and bookings

Pre-recorded session

Title Link
24-Hour Exam Tips (6 minute video) Watch now

Monday 29 June

Title Time Blackboard Collaborate Link Booking Link
Dealing with Online Exams 10-11am Join Book now

Tuesday 30 June

Title Time Blackboard Collaborate Link Booking Link
Writing Introductions and Conclusions 11am-12pm Join Book now
Tackling Essay Questions in Exams 3-4pm Join Book now

Wednesday 1 July

Title Time Blackboard Collaborate Link Booking Link
Time and Attention Management During the Revision Period 10-11am Join Book now
Dissertation writing with Q&A 4-5.30pm Join Book now

Thursday 2 July

Title Time Blackboard Collaborate Link Booking Link
Formatting Long Documents 1-2pm Join Book now
Intro to Mendeley Reference Management Software 1-2pm Join Book now

Friday 3 July

Title Time Blackboard Collaborate Link Booking Link
Writing Literature Review and Methodology in your Dissertation 9.30am Join Book now

Monday 6 July

Title Time Blackboard Collaborate/ Microsoft Teams Link Booking Link
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation* 10-10.40am Join Book now
Five Tools to Help With Your Dissertation 11am-12pm Join Book now
Dealing with Online Exams 3-4pm Join Book now

*This session is run via Microsoft Teams

Tuesday 7 July

Title Time Blackboard Collaborate Link Booking Link
Thinking of Next Year’s Dissertation 10-11am Join Book now
Academic Language 12-1pm Join Book now
Effective Revision Strategies 1-2pm TBC Book now
Tackling Essay Questions in Exams 2.15pm-3.15pm Join Book now

Wednesday 8 July

Title Time Blackboard Collaborate Link Booking Link
Time and Attention Management During the Revision Period 10-11am Join Book now
Academic Writing and Study Skills Q&A 3-4pm Join Book now

Thursday 9 July

Title Time Blackboard Collaborate Link Booking Link
Journal Articles: How to Find, Access, Read and Evaluate 11-11.45am Join Book now
Coping with Assessments/Exams During Lockdown* SEMEYRA 2-3.15pm Please email [email protected] if you wish to attend the workshop

*Practical tips and a space to reflect on thoughts and feelings about assessments during lockdown.

Friday 10 July

Title Time Blackboard Collaborate Link Booking Link
Writing Results, Analysis and Discussion in your Dissertation 9.30-10.30am Join Book now
Play Taboo Online (a fun word game with a twist!) 2-3pm Join Book now