The Postgraduate Cafés are a series of workshops, led by Academic Liaison and 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 Postgraduate Cafés take place in room M303 at Marylebone campus on selected Tuesdays. All postgraduate students are welcome.


Date Workshop Description

Tuesday 15 October, 4pm-6pm

Effective and 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 22 October, 4pm-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 29 October, 4pm-6pm

Essay writing

Haven’t written an essay in a while? Not sure what’s expected from a postgraduate essay? The session provides an overview on essay structure, content, criticality, argument and language.

Tuesday 5 November, 4pm-6pm

Report writing

Wish to perfect your writing of effective reports? This session deals with targeting your audience, organising your material and presenting it in a smart layout.

Tuesday 12 November, 4pm-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 19 November, 4pm-6pm

Academic English

Looking to sound more academic? Explore at this workshop how to refine your formal writing; keep rational, objective and clear; choose between passive or active forms; write compelling paragraphs.

Tuesday 26 November, 4pm-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 

To book a place at a Postgraduate Café, please visit Engage