Training Events for Staff and Students – w/c 16th May

Posted on May 16, 2011


We have a bumper edition of training events this week at Boots – to sign up simply click on the link to select the event you want to attend, and fill in the booking form.

There are other events going on across all three campus libraries, please check our website for more details.


  • Starting Your Dissertation Research Monday 16th May, 3-4.30.   Are you planning on starting your dissertation or visual product over the summer?  Come to this session and pick up some useful tips and shortcuts on how to approach it.
  • Company Research – Preparing for your Interview, Tuesday 17th May, 1-2.  Want to impress potential employers with your company knowledge beyond their corporate website?  Learn how to find out about a company’s financial performance; what industry publications and newspapers are saying about them; who are their main competitors; and the challenges and opportunities ahead.
  • Really Smart Stuff – RSS Feeds.  Tuesday 17th May.  3-4.30. RSS feeds are a great way to keep up to date with job vacancies and with what’s going on in your particular sector or industry. They bring all the latest information together in one place for you to look at, so you no longer have to visit countless individual websites. Find out how to make them work for you in this interactive session.
  • Copyright and Plagiarism.  Wednesday 18th May.  1-2.  Find out more about copyright and plagiarism.
  • Using RefWorks.  Wednesday 18th May. 2-3.  An introduction to RefWorks. Includes: RefWorks registration; creating your database; and using Write-N-Cite in Word.
  • NOW’s ePortfolio.  Thursday 19th May. 11-12.30. This session will introduce what an ePortfolio is and how you can use the ePortfolio tool in NOW to collect together evidence of your study and work experience. This could be reports, reflections, presentations or other artifacts.
  • Visual Research.  Thursday 19th May. 1-2.30.  How do you find images to illustrate your work?  What’s better to use, Google Images, image databases, or free websites? This session will provide you with an overview image locations and searching techniques.


  • Resource List Management Software.  Wednesday 18th May, 3-4. An introduction to using Resource List Management Software for the creation and management of reading and resource lists.