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Fresh Start events at the Libraries

Refresh your mind. Reflect on your learning gaps. And reserve your spot in our welcoming workshops.

Whether you're shaking off assessment stress or just beginning your degree/academic journey, it's time to start fresh.

Fresh Start Fair

Did somebody say doughnuts?! Come by our stall to ask about the services we offer and have a go at our lucky dip. You might just win a tasty, glazed treat!

Parkinson Court, 10:30am – 14:30, Thursday 1 February

Get playful

Unleash your creativity and meet new people with our fun activities:

  • All day Write on Wednesday
    Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, 10am – 5pm, Wednesday 31 January

  • Pop-up crafting: mini model making
    Make and take mini sculptures of the public art on campus. 
    Drop by at Parkinson Court, 11am – 3pm, Wednesday 31 January

  • Museums & Mocktails
    The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, 5:30 – 7:30pm, Thursday 1 February

Try something new

Challenge yourself and build on your skills with our practical events: 

  • Repair Café
    Do you have a broken item that you’re eager to fix? Visit the monthly Repair Café.
    Library Makerspace at Level 9 of Edward Boyle Library, 12:30 – 4:30pm, Tuesday 30 January

  • Writing Space
    Discover how the Writing Space can help you with your academic writing by visiting our stall.
    LUU Foyer, 12 – 2pm, Thursday 1 February

  • All day Sketch Club
    The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, 10am – 5pm, Friday 2 February. 

Get motivated

Make 2024 the year that you master your academic skills with our workshops and drop-ins:

  • Shut Up and Write
    Online webinar, 10am – 1pm, Monday 29 January

  • Shut Up and Read
    Laidlaw Teaching Room, 1 – 5pm, Wednesday 31 January

  • Digital drop-in
    Whether you’re muddled about Minerva, or you’re excited by EndNote’s reference management, drop-in and speak to our digital support teams.
    Library Makerspace, Edward Boyle Library, 1 – 4pm, Wednesday 31 January

  • Dealing with maths anxiety
    Overwhelmed and frustrated by maths or calculations in your course? Join our session to learn more about the strategies that can help you to learn with less anxiety and stress.
    Laidlaw Teaching Room, 2 – 3pm, Thursday 1 February

Extra support from the Libraries

Whatever stage you’re at in your University journey, we have an online resource for you to get a Fresh Start with your academic skills:

  • In your first year? Get off to a Flying Start! Find out about the skills you need at university and how it differs from what you’ve done before.

  • Step up to second year. Build on the skills you developed at first year and get to grips with the study techniques for Second Year Success.

  • Tackle your final year project or dissertation in your third year. Our comprehensive guide takes you through all the stages of your Final Chapter at university.

  • Step up to Masters and equip yourself with the academic skills you need to progress to postgraduate level.

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