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.
|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.
|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.
|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 C2.15||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.
|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!
|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.
|Wednesday 19 June||1:45-3pm||Marylebone M307||Book now|
Preparing to PASS
Preparation for study: Whole-person strategies for improving focus.
|Thursday 20 June||1-2:30pm||Cavendish C2.15||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.
|Thursday 20 June||2:30-4pm||Cavendish C2.15||Book now|
Westminster Harvard Referencing
This session deals with how to cite your sources and create a bibliography in the Westminster Harvard style.
|Tuesday 18 June||2:30-3:30pm||Regent Street, TBC||Book now|
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.
|Friday 21 June||1:30-2:30pm||Marylebone B9||Book now|
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.
|Monday 17 June||3-5pm||Harrow, A Studios, A1-04||Book now|
|Tuesday 18 June||4-6pm||Regent Street, TBC||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.
|Thursday 20 June||3-4pm||Harrow Library Training Room||Book now|
|Friday 21 June||12-1pm||Marylebone M307||Book now|