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Information, help sheets and booking guidance for the SummerSkills@GRE 2019 event

SummerSkills@GRE Introduction

What's on offer?

We are running a fortnight of Academic and Library Skills to support students as they transition into the next year of study, to help those resubmitting work or exams, and for those who want to get ahead start on the next academic year. 

We have two-week mini courses and drop-in sessions, all of which will be available at all three University of Greenwich campuses: Avery Hill - Greenwich - Medway

Mini Courses

It's easy to forget that each new year of study requires you to develop new skills and build on previous experiences. SummerSkills@GRE is tailored to equip you with essential tools to enable you to move confidently into your next year of study.

Each 2-day course has been designed to help you transition from either:

  • Level 3 (foundation year courses) to Level 4 (1st year of undergraduate study)
  • Level 4 (1st year of undergraduate study) to Level 5 (2nd year of undergraduate study)
  • Level 5 (2nd year of undergraduate study) to Level 6 (3rd year of undergraduate study)

You will be able to claim Employability Passport Points for attendance!


We do not have a bespoke session for postgraduates. However, feedback from Masters level students has indicated that some of our sessions have content which may be appropriate. You are more than welcome to sign up to these sessions as well as attend drop-ins.

What the sessions will cover

Level 3 to 4 Level 4 to 5 Level 5 to 6

What skills do I already have?

Finding and evaluating key resources


Identifying issues and arguments

Using sources to support your argument

How to write critically

Critical Thinking

Critical evaluation of material for academic purposes

Reflection and evaluation of own responses to tasks









You can expect a variety of activities and support that will cover the essential academic and information skills to help you feel ready for the challenges ahead.

Please note: you are registering for a two-day course; you will be expected to attend on both days.

Book now!

Location Greenwich Campus Avery Hill Campus Medway Campus

Day One: 24th June 

Day Two: 1st July

Day One: 25th June

Day Two: 2nd July

Day One: 26th June

Day Two: 3rd July

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Drop-in sessions

A poster indicating the dates, times and locations of drop-in support - duplicated from the calendar

Come along and get drop-in for advice from an Academic Skills Tutor or an Academic Services Librarian. We can cover:

  • Literature searching
  • Finding and accessing journal articles, eBooks, and resources
  • Essay writing
  • Exams
  • Dissertations
  • Critical thinking
  • Referencing and plagiarism
  • and much more!

We can offer 20 minute slots to individuals or groups. There's no need to book so simply drop by. 

Book onto a mini course

Book an Appointment

Need help outside of our SummerSkills@GRE event? You can still book appointments with your Academic Services Librarian and Academic Skills Tutors over the summer!

Academic Skills Hub


You may find that we have a handy online guide that answers any questions about academic writing, finding information, critical thinking and a whole range of other topics on our Academic Skills Hub!

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