Welcome week workshops

Our welcome week workshops are a taste of the Academic Success Programme.

Are you about to start a degree at the University of Manchester? Whether or not English is your first language, we have a range of support for you. During the University welcome week (20-24 September 2021), we’re offering a package of Academic English to give you a chance to try the Academic Success Programme.

Details are below - each interactive workshop lasts 1 hour. You don’t need to pre-register but there will be limited capacity for any on-campus events – so we advise arriving early. You can also register for our Semester 1 workshops here.

We encourage you to join us on campus for the best teaching experience. However, if you are unable to be on campus (for example, due to travel or quarantine issues) we aim to provide parallel Zoom workshops using dual teaching technology. Details will be added to this website soon.

All times are UK (BST).

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Speaking at university

Are you ready to chat with other students? How about talking to various university staff members? What experience have you got in speaking at university? In this session, you will have a chance to practise speaking about familiar topics and become more aware of your academic speaking skills.

Monday 20 September

11.00-12.00 Mansfield Cooper G.21

15.00-16.00 Mansfield Cooper G.21 / https://zoom.us/j/91507921567 (dual delivery)

Tuesday 21 September

13.00-14.00 Mansfield Cooper G.19 / https://zoom.us/j/91507921567 (dual delivery)

Writing in the right style

You will use writing a lot to communicate at university, whether an email or an essay. In this session, you will review how to write an email to your lecturers which makes the best impression and receives the best response, and review how to write your essays in an academic style.

Monday 20 September

13.00-14.00 Mansfield Cooper G.21 / https://zoom.us/j/98181194592 (dual delivery)

Tuesday 21 September

09.00-10.00 https://zoom.us/j/95515622391 (remote class only)

11.00-12.00 Mansfield Cooper G.19https://zoom.us/j/95515622391 (dual delivery)

15.00-16.00 Mansfield Cooper G.19https://zoom.us/j/98181194592 (dual delivery)

Making grammar work

Grammar is not just about what is right and wrong; it is also about academic style and impact. This interactive session will raise your awareness of the tight connection between language form and meaning.

Wednesday 22 September

09.00-10.00 https://zoom.us/j/98181194592 (remote class only)

11.00-12.00 https://zoom.us/j/98181194592 - Due to building access problems, this session is now ONLINE ONLY

15.00-16.00 https://zoom.us/j/98181194592 - Due to building access problems, this session is now ONLINE ONLY

Thursday 23 September

13.00-14.00 https://zoom.us/j/98181194592 Due to building access problems, this session is now ONLINE ONLY

Increasing your linguistic capital

Are you articulate and eloquent? Everyone can improve their use of the language at any stage of their lives, and consequently perform more confidently in academic environments. In this session, you will get tips on how to improve your English.

Wednesday 22 September

13.00-14.00 https://zoom.us/j/92351246201 - Due to building access problems, this session is now ONLINE ONLY

Thursday 23 September

09.00-10.00 https://zoom.us/j/92296426592 (remote class only)

11.00-12.00 Mansfield Cooper G.19https://zoom.us/j/92296426592  - Due to building access problems, this session is now ONLINE ONLY

15.00-16.00 Mansfield Cooper G.19https://zoom.us/j/92351246201  - Due to building access problems, this session is now ONLINE ONLY

Welcome week review

In this session, you will have a chance to check your understanding of information from previous sessions and ask questions. There may also be opportunities to discuss an extract of academic writing that you’ve produced or are currently working on.

Friday 24 September

09.00-10.00 https://zoom.us/j/92351246201 (remote class only)

11.00-12.00 Mansfield Cooper G.19 / https://zoom.us/j/92351246201 - Due to building access issues, this session will now be ONLINE ONLY

13.00-14.00 Mansfield Cooper G.19 / https://zoom.us/j/94052634777 (dual delivery)

15.00-16.00 Mansfield Cooper G.19 / https://zoom.us/j/94052634777 (dual delivery)