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Group Sessions & Workshops

The Skills Centre will be holding a variety of group sessions and workshops for students to attend throughout the academic year. You can browse what sessions we have taking place throughout the term, in which you can reserve your spot by booking through here.

You can check out our full listing of group sessions available through our sessions and workshop webpage. If you are interested in enrolling in a Digital Badge or Skills Centre programme, you can check out our full Digital Badge listing.

If there is a specific group session not listed below that you or a group would be interested in attending, let us know! We would be happy to know what session students look forward to the most, so the Skills Centre can cater to all your academic needs, simply email us skillscentre@ucc.ie about the sessions you or a group would like to attend.

One-to-one appointment with a Skills Centre tutor

The Skills Centre offers a variety of one-to-one appointments that you can book below. The one-to-one, thirty-minute offerings with a Skills Centre tutor are as follows:

Before booking a one-to-one appointment, we ask that you read the  and  so you can come to the Skills Centre virtual appointment fully prepared. A majority of our appointments are currently online and delivered virtually, 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. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to email us at skillscentre@ucc.ie or call 353 21 490 3839

Are the appointments all booked? Are you interested in booking a Saturday morning one-to-one? You can do so through here!  

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. 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 on how you can improve your academic writing 

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