Postgraduate cafés  are a series of workshops led by Academic Learning Development dedicated to postgraduate students.

The workshops are enriched by activities, discussion, and opportunities for students to share tips on academic skills specifically relevant to Postgraduate studies.

The workshops take place on Tuesdays at 4pm-6pm in room MG23, Marylebone, and are open to all postgraduate students.


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Tuesday 9 October 2018, 4–6pm Critical reading for the postgraduate level 

Struggling with endless reading lists? Not sure how to approach your reading and what to get out of it? Learn here how to select your reading, read effectively and critically, and collect your notes.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 4–6pm Researching and referencing 

Feeling overwhelmed by the amount of information available? Not finding the information you want? Not sure how to reference and cite appropriately? This session, led by an Academic Liaison Librarian, will provide strategies to cope with research and referencing.

Tuesday 30 October 2018, 4–6pm Planning and generating writing 

Essays and reports due soon and not sure where to start from? This session will talk you through the first stages of writing and generating ideas.

Tuesday 13 November 2018, 4–6pm Structuring your work and words

So many ideas to put together? Not sure how to organise your material in a coherent manner? Learn how to structure your work and thoughts at the macro (headings) and micro (paragraphs) level.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018. 4–6pm Critical thinking and writing 

How can critical thinking be used to improve academic performance? The session addresses what critical thinking is, how to use it to analyse and evaluate information, and how to reflect it in your academic writing.

Tuesday 11 December 2018, 4–6pm Writing session

Use this time to continuously write your assignment without regard to spelling, sentence structure or any other issues that may be causing you writer’s block, while the Learning Adviser is available to answer your burning questions on structure, language, editing etc.

How to attend 

For more information and to book a place at a café, please visit the Academic Learning Development page on engage.