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Wednesday 17 April 2024 - 12:00 UK
What is an "argument"?
David Parkes (Learning Development Tutor)
Thinking about propositions, assumptions and conclusions in academic writing.
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Wednesday 24 April 2024 - 12:00 UK
Using AI for research
Anna Dovey (Liaison Librarian)
Venturing forth into the brave new world of AI for research purposes. A quick look at a couple of AI tools and some caveats.
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Wednesday 1 May 2024 - 12:00 UK
Incorporating quotations into academic writing
Liz Thomson (Learning Development Tutor)
This session goes beyond the basics of Harvard referencing to look at how to effectively incorporate quotations into your academic writing.
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Wednesday 8 May 2024 - 12:00 UK
Using Zines for research
Antonia Lewis (Senior Liaison Librarian)
Explore the unique insights and perspectives that zines offer.  
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NewWednesday 7 February 2024 - 12:00 UK
Effective Presentations
David Parkes (Learning Development Tutor)
Suggestions to keep in mind when you are asked to give a presentation.
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Wednesday 14 February 2024 - 12:00 UK
Critical Thinking
David Parkes (Learning Development Tutor)
What it is, and some of the ways it can help support your studies.
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Wednesday 21 February 2024 - 12:00 UK
The Future’s Bright, The Future’s Orange - Exploring Colour Trends 2024 
Alex Bell (Liaison Librarian)
Immerse yourself in a world of colours that will define tomorrow's visual narratives. Discover 2024's vibrant palette and harness UCA's research resources for cutting-edge colour trend forecasting in the creative industries.
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Wednesday 28 February 2024 - 12:00 UK
Using Zotero for reference management
Ian Badger (Liaison Librarian) and Antonia Lewis (Senior Liaison Librarian)
Get to grips with Zotero’s advanced features and find out how to save time collecting, organising, and formatting your references.
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Wednesday 6 March 2024 - 12:00 UK
Using research in your essays
Nick Turner (Liaison Librarian) and Liz Thomson (Learning Development Tutor)
Looking at strategies to select, synthesize and integrate quotations in your essay.
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Wednesday 13 March 2024 - 12:00 UK
Academic Integrity: good research practice
Liz Thomson (Learning Development Tutor) and Nick Turner (Liaison Librarian)
Explores the use of information resources ethically and responsibly in your academic work.
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New ImageWednesday 18 October 2023 - 12:00 UK
Time Management
Ellen Brown (Learning Development Tutor)
This webinar will offer a reflective and proactive approach to help you manage your time effectively.
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Wednesday 25 October 2023 - 12:00 UK
Using models of reflection to help you learn
Maxine Chester and David Parkes (Learning Development Tutors)
This webinar asks why we need to reflect on our learning and suggests how different models of reflection help us remember and understand.
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Wednesday 1 November 2023 - 12:00 UK
How to use artificial intelligence effectively in your studies
Anna Dovey (Liaison Librarian) and Steve Dixon-Smith (Learning Development Tutor)
This webinar looks at how students can use AI ethically and responsibly to support their studies.
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Wednesday 8 November 2023 - 12:00 UK
Referencing Artificial Intelligence
Ian Badger (Liaison Librarian)
This webinar will look at how to reference research from AI into your work, ensuring your reader knows when and where you have used AI tools.
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Wednesday 15 November 2023 - 12:00 UK
Painting by numbers: finding, citing, and telling stories with data and statistics 
Alex Bell (Liaison Librarian) and Nick Hillman (Learning Development Tutor)
Learn how to find accurate data and statistics using our new database, Statista. We’ll give advice on how you can accurately cite data and explore ways to draw stronger conclusions from statistical evidence in your academic work.
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Wednesday 22 November 2023 - 12:00 UK
Questioning the canon – finding and citing diverse sources in your work
Antonia Lewis (Senior Liaison Librarian) and Liz Thomson (Learning Development Tutor)
This webinar considers ways in which your choice of research sources can be used to counteract existing bias in academic publishing and create inclusive research practices. Develop confidence to question the sources you find and include a range of voices and identities in your work.
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Wednesday 29 November 2023 - 12:00 UK
Finding and using online journals and magazines 
Antonia Lewis (Senior Liaison Librarian)
This webinar will look into how to check which online journals the library subscribes to, as well as how to make the best use of the online journal platforms, such as Flipster, Exact Editions and PressReader. Watch the webinar


Wednesday 6 December 2023 - 12:00 UK
Understanding search engines
Anna Dovey (Liaison Librarian)
This webinar looks at how search engines work, which will enable students to make informed choices about the search engines they use, and how to use them effectively.
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