Workshops & Retreats

We know that sometimes you need a helping hand to make sure you're on the right track with your studies. That's why, at different times of the year we run workshops and retreats for undergraduate and Masters students, such as organising your workload, exam and revision skills and writing your dissertation. If you're a PhD student, this page will give you information on the help we provide.

Next Events - Your Master's Dissertation

If you're needing help with planning, reading for, and writing your Master's dissertation, these workshops will be for you. We'll look at techniques for managing your project and staying on top of your work, give you time to discuss your work with other Masters students, and help you to get stuff done!

Planning Your Master's Dissertation      booking now closed             

                        Thursday 27th April 12:00 - 16:00

This workshop will look at how to be effective in project managing your Master's dissertation - from how to manage your time effectively and set appropriate goals, to how to map out and structure your dissertation. We'll talk about breaking down the project, writing an outline and what you need to think about for the research and writing stages to come. 

Refreshments will be provided.

To book a place on this workshop, please email studyguidanceworkshops@qmul.ac.uk and let us know what department you are in.

Reading for Your Master's Dissertation   booking now open!

                        Tuesday 9th May 10:00 - 16:00        booking now closed.

                        Wednesday 17th May 10:00 - 16:00         To book click here.

Designed to help you make progress on your reading for your Master’s dissertation, this event will involve group discussion and activities with a focus how to tackle a long reading list, how to make the most of your reading time, and how to address common problems with getting reading done. You will also spend a significant amount of time completing reading for your dissertation. You will therefore need to have identified texts which you need to read and bring them with you.

The retreat will include lunch and tea/coffee.

The cost of the retreat will be £5.

Writing Your Master's Dissertation    booking now open!

                       Thursday 15th June 10:00 - 16:00      To book click here.

                        Thursday 22nd June 10:00 - 16:00      To book click here.

This event will involve group discussion and activities with a focus on goal setting, how to tackle writers block, and when and how to edit your writing. You will also spend a significant amount of time actually writing your dissertation. To make the most of the day you will need to have:

·         Identified the specific sections or chapters which you want to write

·         Completed all the reading you need to do for those sections/chapters

·         Have comprehensive notes of your reading to enable you to write

·         Written a plan or outline of what you want to include in that section/chapter

The retreat will include lunch and tea/coffee.

The cost for the retreat is £5.