Workshops, groups, support sessions and events

Personal development and group-work sessions

Our personal development and group work programme include:

  • managing stress and anxiety
  • women's and male discussion groups
  • mindfulness training
  • mood boost
  • look after your mate
  • quieten the mind and relax the body
  • make new friends at the global buddies group
There is no need to book for the personal development sessions, please just turn up. Booking however, is essential for group work sessions. 

Find out further details about specific session topics, including dates and times and who to contact.

Classes to improve your academic skills within a Dyslexia-friendly environment

How do the classes work?

The weekly 90-minute sessions are open to any student who wants to improve their study skills within a multi-sensory, relaxed, supportive and flexible environment. The session programme has been designed to support you through the academic semester. Student feedback shows the classes are enjoyable and effective.

Topics for next semester to be confirmed.
  
Do I need to book in advance?

Ideally, we would like you to book the classes you want to attend. However, you are also welcome to join us on the day.

Email ds@plymouth.ac.uk
or book in person in the Learning Gateway

Study skills for higher education: group sessions to improve your academic skills and knowledge (Dyslexia-friendly)


The weekly 90-minute sessions are open during semesters one and two to any student who wants to improve his or her study skills within a multi-sensory, relaxed, supportive and flexible environment. The session programme has been designed to support you through the academic semester. Feedback reflects that the classes are enjoyable and effective, and build confidence.

The unique angle of our sessions is the correlation between awareness of how the brain organises learning and effectiveness of study behaviours. The second is the link between understanding energy flow and study outcomes.

View the group schedule.

To book sessions, email ds@plymouth.ac.uk or book in person in the Learning Gateway.

Time management and organisation skills

Learn practical strategies which enable you tobe more organised and efficient with your time management. Learn how to lookafter your wellbeing while studying effectively at HE level.

  • Wednesday 24 October 2018, 13:30-15:00, 3 Portland Mews

Writing skills part one: planning and creating useful notes

Learn more effective ways of interpreting assignment tasks, making effective assignment plans and creating useful notes.

  • Wednesday 14 November 2018, 13:30-15:00, 3 Portland Mews

Writing skills part two: structuring, analysing and critical writing

Learn how to develop highly effective ways to structure your assignments for strong analytical and critical content.

  • Wednesday 21 November 2018, 13:30-15:00, 3 Portland Mews

Improve your writing skills part three: proofreading, grammar, referencing and plagiarism

Develop your skills in writing clear and meaningful sentences and paragraphs; learn how to reference accurately and effectively.

  • Wednesday 28 November 2018, 13:30-15:00, 3 Portland Mews

Presentation skills

Develop practical ways to create and communicate your presentations.

  • Wednesday 5 December 2018, 13:30-15:00, 3 Portland Mews

Revision skills and exam skills

Learn structured, holistic and multi-sensory approaches to tackling revision and preparing for different types of exams. Learn how to optimise the exam time, decode exam questions, practice timed answers and make the most of examination strategies.

  • Thursday 22 November 2018, 17:00-18:30, 3 Portland Mews
  • Thursday 29 November 2018, 17:00-18:30, 3 Portland Mews
  • Thursday 6 December 2018, 17:00-18:30, 3 Portland Mews
  • Thursday 13 December 2018, 17:00-18:30, 3 Portland Mews 

Revision and exam preparation workshops

Open to all students (Dyslexia-friendly) 

Improve your revision and exam preparation skills within a relaxed and supportive environment. Learn about and practice structured, holistic and multi-sensory approaches to revision.

Dates for next semester to be confirmed.

How to book?

You can book one or more of these sessions:

By emailing Kassandra Clemens or by emailing ds@plymouth.ac.uk or by making a booking in the Learning Gateway in person or by phone on +44 1752 587676.

If you would like to attend but cannot make the day or time, please get in touch!

Reading Skills

Learn how to make your reading more effective. This session includes holistic strategies for approaching reading tasks, finding priority information and annotating effectively.

  • Wednesday 7 November 2018, 13:00-15:00, 3 Portland Mews

Assistive software and technology

Get to know the supportive software available on the campus computers; learn strategies of how to integrate highly effective, freely available technology into your learning tasks.

  • Wednesday 31 October 2018, 13:30-15:00, 3 Portland Mews

Need help filling in your Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs) application form?


Having trouble with your DSA application form? We are here to help (we may also be able to help with other forms so please give us a try!)

Come to our drop-in between 14:30–16:00 every day in the Learning Gateway, no appointment needed just ask for Gillian.

Sexual offences support and advice drop-in

Confidential support and advice for staff and students staffed by Sexual Offences Liaison Officer Anni Parr.

If you would like to discuss informally anything regarding sexual assault we have an advice drop in, this is done in confidence unless you request otherwise.

Please feel free to drop-in, no appointment is needed.

The Learning Gateway, ground floor of the Wellbeing Centre

18:00–20:00 

  • Monday 8 October 2018
  • Monday 12 November 2018
  • Monday 7 January 2019
  • Monday 4 February 2019
  • Monday 25 March 2019
  • Thursday 9 May 2019

If you feel you need to talk to somebody as a matter of urgency please contact the Anytime Advice and Mental Health Support line on +44 (0)800 042 0134 or visit the Learning Gateway.

You can also contact Sexual Offences Liason Officer Anni Parr on 11875@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk