Book a Session

Group sessions and workshops

Welcome to the UCC Skills Centre Booking System. From this page, you will be able to secure your seat in a skills session, reserve your one to one slot, submit your writing for feedback. Throughout the academic year, we have a variety of workshops and sessions that are available to help you traverse university life. Find out more about our Transition Skills which has been designed to run over the first few weeks of each semester.

We will be hosting a variety of Saturday Morning webinars on different aspects of academic writing.

Semester 2 schedule will be released early 2021. All sessions will be scheduled on Saturday mornings for 10 am commencing Saturday January 24th 2021.

Don't forget to mark it into your calender!

How to book a skill session:

  • You can browse through our weekly sessions through the Google Calendar.
  • Once you have found a session you would like to book, click into the relevant calendar entry.
  • From here, a short description of the session and booking form will pop up.
  • Please click the booking form link to secure you place in a virtual session ahead of time.
  • NOTE: You must be logged into your UCC student email to book a session.
  • Once you have booked a session, you will receive a Google Meet link by email to access the virtual session at the scheduled time.
  • If you are unsure how to use Google Meet or Teams for online group sessions, please view the following Google Meet and Teams Platform training. You can also check out our Minute Methods video on Netiquette: The do's and don'ts of Online Communication.
  • PLEASE NOTE: One-to-one appointments are not bookable through the Google Calendar. If you would like to book a virtual writing clinic or virtual study coaching session, you can do so through here.
  • If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to email us at skillscentre@ucc.ie or call 353 21 490 3839.

 

Virtual one-to-one appointment

Do you want feedback on your assignment before you submit? Are you unsure about the structure of your essay? Do you struggle with referencing? Are you confused about how to approach a difficult topic? Are you confused about how to approach a difficult topic? If any of this resonates with you, please book an appointment with the Skills Centre today. Together with your tutor, you will pinpoint your academic issues or develop a plan of action to tackle your academic workload. You can now book Skills Centre Virtual Writing Clinics/Academic Study Coaching sessions and meet with our tutors to discuss your academic work via Google Meet. Students have the option to either engage with us synchronously or asynchronously.

Before booking a one-to-one appointment, we ask that you read the Writing Clinic Guidelines  and Academic Study Coaching Guidelines so you can come to the Skills Centre fully prepared. 

Please read the following before booking an appointment: 

  • At your appointment, please have only relevant materials and the assignment you would like reviewed open on your laptop in present mode, this will allow the tutor to view your work. 
  • Where possible, we advise that you use headphones with a microphone during this appointment.
  • Also, before your appointment please take a moment to ensure and test that the correct speaker/mic is enabled through Google Meet.  
  • If you are unsure how to use Google Meet or Teams for online sessions, please view the following Google Meet and Teams Platform training. You can also check out our Minute Methods video on Netiquette: The do's and don'ts of Online Communication.
  • In booking an appointment, you understand and agree that your personal details will be used by the Skills Centre for the purposes outlined in the Data Protection Notice. (The Data Protection Notice can be found here.)
  • If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to email us at skillscentre@ucc.ie or call 353 21 490 3839.
  • Please note, if appointment times are not showing up, we advise that you 'zoom out' in your browser. 

Asynchronous Feedback on Essay Structure & Style

The Skills Centre offers UCC students personalised feedback on essay structure & style, and other queries you may have. You will have the option to upload the work you would like reviewed by a tutor at a later point in time, through the link below. Please note, this option does not involve 'live' engagement, but one of our tutors will review your writing and provide you with some helpful feedback and tips on how you can improve your academic writing structure and style 

Please note, for our feedback on essay structure & style, students will have the limit of submitting approximately 1,000 words to be reviewed for each given upload. Please also note that students will be restricted to availing of this service three times a month. Do not worry, if your assignment word count is above 1,000 wordsyou may submit the section that you would like to be reviewed.  Your assignment does not have to be the final draft! 

  • Remember, we do not offer a proofreading service. In writing clinics, our tutors/advisors will work with you to address the key areas of concern in your work to help redraft and refine your assignment. However, our Editing and Proofreading resources will give you the skills needed to edit your own material. 
  • We do not cover referencingThe staff in the Boole Library would be happy to help you with this, you can find more information on their website by clicking here. We also recommend that you contact your department for the specific referencing style booklet.
  • The Skills Centre will help you explore academic writing and the structure which will help you maximise your marks. It does not cover content or any subject specific information. For content-related information, you should approach lecturer/department/ tutor.  
  • Please include the essay question/title in your submission. This allows the tutor to give more focused feedback as it identifies the context of your academic work.

The asynchronous feedback on essay structure and style service is now closed over the Christmas period, until January 4th 2020. In this time, we would recommend that you avail of the resources within the Success Zone Canvas Space. Here you will find educational videos, downloadable handouts and step-by-step guides on useful topics such as editing and proofreading your essay. 

Virtual Calculation Centre

Struggling with sums? Finding math difficult? Let us know!

Our postgraduate tutors can assist you virtually through Google Meet with sums that you may be struggling with in our calculation clinics. This service is open to all UCC students regardless what year, course or level you are currently at, whether you are just beginning and have small questions, or complex problems with multiple layers. Simply have the problems/queries you would like reviewed/help with, no matter how big or small, and our tutors will try their best to assist you! 

The tutors can help you with the following:

  • Solving calculus problems.
  • Queries with statistics, excel, SPSS
  • Microsoft Excel skills or specific queries (e.g. statistical analysis, etc.)
  • Calculations for Physics, Biology and Chemistry at any level. 
  • AM/PY/MA Modules
  • Science or engineering

Simply bring the problems/queries you would like reviewed/help with either on paper or your laptop, no matter how big or small, and our tutors will try their best to assist you! 

 

 

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