Learning Centre workshops at Cumberland Campus
At various times during the year, the Learning Centre on the Cumberland Campus runs workshops on specific skills or tasks; e.g. paraphrasing and referencing, essay structure, writing a literature review. (See the Camperdown Learning Centre pages for some examples of the types of topics which are available. The length of the workshop can be varied to suit the needs of the students.) Workshops are free for all University of Sydney students.
How is a workshop arranged?
Workshops can be arranged to suit the needs of students, by contacting a Learning Centre staff member.
A workshop can be requested by lecturers/course co-ordinators for students in a particular course or unit of study. This might be a standard workshop, or one which is specially designed for the course, and may be within the course structure or alongside it.
Alternatively, students can independently form a smaller group based on a shared need/interest, and contact the Learning Centre at the Cumberland Campus directly. One or more workshops can be arranged for the needs of the group.
Students on the Cumberland Campus are also welcome to enrol in any of the regularly scheduled workshops at the Learning Centre on the Camperdown Campus.
Tuesday April 9, 2–4pm
This workshop is intended for students soon to go on placement and will cover interaction with different client groups, supervisors and other staff, and effective documentation.
Wednesday April 10, 2–4pm
Venue: T203 Cumberland Campus
This workshop will examine examples of reflective writing in various disciplines and give participants an opportunity to write their own reflective piece.
Foundations of Grammar
Every Thursday from April 11 (excluding April 25)
12noon-1pm (common lunch hour)
This course looks at four basic areas of English grammar (sentence structure, verb group structure,verb tenses and noun group structure). To make the most of these workshops, you should bring along samples of your own academic writing to work on.
Thursday April 11, 2-4pm
This workshop focusses on how to read strategically and quickly. It will also cover effective note taking as well as strategies for evaluating and asking critical questions about your readings.
Quoting, Summarising and Paraphrasing Evidence
Thursday April 18, 2-4pm
This workshop helps you identify differences between quoting and reporting and gives you the opportunity to practice language strategies that will help you avoid plagiarism. It will also deal with referencing.
Thursday May 2, 3-5pm
This workshop is intended for students soon to go on placement and will cover interaction with different client groups, supervisors and other staff; effective documentation will also be covered.
Wednesday May 8, 10am-12 noon
This is a repeat of the May 2 workshop.
Preparing for Exams
Thursday May 9, 2–4pm
Covers exam revision schedules, exam performance strategies including managing time
Multiple Choice and Short Answer Exams
Thursday May 16, 2–4pm
Examines formats, instructions and wording of MCQ exams, and analyses and classifiesshort answer questions.
Please click here to enrol online at the Learning Centre Website.
- For more information, phone on 9351 9319 or email