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List of Learning Support Hub Workshops

 

Workshops 

Descriptions 

Week and Date                (Approx.) 

Delivery date and details 

 

Target Group 

 

 

EmSAT support  

  • Getting started with EF  

 

  • Drop-in session  with Dr Sumaya  

Tuesday 8th March 1.30 – 2.30 

Saqr and Dr Anna Dillon 

All students 

 

 

EmSAT support 

 

 

  • EMSAT preparation – Reading 1 

 

Tuesday 15th March 1.30 – 3.30 

and 

Wednesday 16th March 5.00 – 6.00 

 

Dr Sumaya Saqr 

 

All students 

 

Study Skills 

  • Multitasking 

Tuesday 15th March 

6:30 pm – 7:30 Pm 

Orientation Week 

Dr Othman Abu Khurma 

All students 

 

 

EmSAT support 

 

 

  • EMSAT preparation – Reading 2 

 

 

Thursday 17th March 4.30 – 6.30 

 

 

Dr Sumaya Saqr 

 

All students 

 

 

 

EmSAT support 

 

  • EMSAT preparation - Writing  

 

Tuesday 22nd March 1.30 – 3.30 

and 

Wednesday 23rd March 4.30 – 6.30 (repeat session) 

 

Dr Anna Dillon 

 

All students 

 

 

 

Study Skills 

 

 

  • Learning Support Hub Research tools : awareness and Registration 

  • Finding Resources 

 

 

 

Week 1 

24, March Thursday 

 

 

May and Smitha Sumod  

 

 

 

All students 

 

 

 

EmSAT support 

 

 

  • EMSAT preparation – Reading 

 

Week 2 

Tuesday 29th March 1.30 – 3.30  

and 

Wednesday 30th March 4.30 – 6.30  (repeat session) 

 

 

Dr Sumaya Saqr 

 

All students 

 

 

Study Skills 

 

  • APA Citation style 

  • Paper format 

  • Language style 

  • Referencing 

 

 

Week 2 

31, March Thursday 

 

May and Smitha 

 

 

All students 

 

 

EmSAT support 

 

  • EMSAT preparation – Writing 

 

Week 3 

Tuesday 19th April time TBC 

and  

Wednesday 20th April time TBC  (repeat session) 

 

Dr Anna Dillon 

All students 

 

  

Study skills 

 

  • Academic Writing (paraphrasing, summarising…) 

Week 3 

21, April Thursday 

 

Dr Anna Dillon 

 

 

All students 

 

 

 

EmSAT support 

 

 

  • EMSAT preparation – Reading 

 

Week  4 

Tuesday 26th April time TBC 

and  

Wednesday 27th April time TBC (repeat session) 

 

Dr Sumaya Saqr 

All students 

 

Study Skills 

  • Tips for completing assessment successfully” 

 

Week 4 

28, April Thursday 

 Dr. Farah ElZein 

 

All students 

 

*Eid Al Fitr 

 

Week 5 

 

EmSAT support 

 

  • EMSAT preparation – Writing 

 

Tuesday 3rd May time TBC 

and 

Wednesday 4th May time TBC (repeat session) 

Dr Anna Dillon 

All students 

 

Session 1: Introduction to the IELTS test (Academic)  

 

 

  • This session will give an overview of the IELTS test. You will learn about the test format, scoring system and how to prepare in general. You will receive a 6 week planner to follow/edit. The last part of the session will focus on vocabulary development strategies.  

 

Week 6 

Monday 9 May 

1 pm – 3 pm  

 

Monday 9 May 

5 pm – 6:50 pm 

(repeat session) 

 

Sarah Calderwood 

 

All students 

 

 

Academic Skills 

 

  • Clarity Suite for English skills 

  • IELTS Guides 

  • English Resources 

 

 Week 6 

  

12 - May, Thursday 

 

 

May and Smitha 

 

 

All students 

 

Session 2: The Reading Test (academic) 

 

 

  • This session will look in detail at the reading test. You will learn strategies to deal with each of the question types such as paraphrasing, skimming, and scanning and tips on how to prepare for the test. We will look at the specific challenges of the test and learn how to prepare for those. 

 

Week 6 

Friday 13 May 

1 pm – 3 pm  

 

 

Friday 13 May 

5 pm – 6:50 pm 

(repeat session) 

 

Sarah Calderwood 

 

All students 

 

 

Session 3: The Listening Test 

 

 

  • This session will focus on the challenges in the Listening test. As with the Reading session, we will focus on the strategies and skills needed to deal with the question types. The session will guide you through all three sections of the test and give you guidelines for preparation. 

 

Week 8 

Monday 23 May 

1 pm – 3 pm  

 

 

Monday 23 May 

5 pm – 6:50 pm 

(repeat session) 

 

Sarah Calderwood 

 

All students 

 

 

Session 4: The Writing Test (academic)  

 

 

  • This section will look in detail at the two writing tasks. We will focus on the key things examiners look for in your writing and practice skills needed to succeed in each task. 

 

Week 8 

Monday 27 May 

1 pm – 3 pm  

 

 

Monday 27 May 

5 pm – 6:50 pm 

(repeat session) 

Sarah Calderwood 

 

All students 

 

 

Session 5: The Speaking Test 

 

 

  • In this section we will look at the three parts of the speaking test and begin to develop your strategies for fluency and pronunciation. You will learn about the marking criteria and watch a recorded speaking test. You will have a chance to practice sections with a partner. 

 

 Week 9 

Monday 30 May 

1 pm – 3 pm  

 

 

Monday 30 May 

5 pm – 6:50 pm 

(repeat session) 

Sarah Calderwood 

All students 

 

Critical Thinking Skills 

  • Critical thinking- Intermediate- Advanced 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 9 

June,2 , Thursday 

 

 

 

Dr. Claudine Habak 

 

 

All students 

 

 

Study Skills 

  • APA Citation style 

  • Paper format 

  • Language style 

  • Referencing 

 

 

Week 10 

June, 9 Thursday 

 

May and Smitha 

 

 

All Students