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Focus Weeks

Find out about the Library's Focus Weeks, where we collate our current support and offer additional training on specific topics

Focus: Digital Skills 2023

In the last week of May, we’ll be focusing on Digital Skills, as well as introducing new workshops on A.I Tools, Notion, and Obsidian - you can find out more about these sessions below, or visit Skills at Library to reserve your places at our fun and educational events!  You can also read more about it here on the library blog.

New Workshops!

A.I. Tools


Discover how to use AI-powered tools effectively in your academic work, without breaking the rules! Join our session to learn tips and tricks for using cutting-edge chat bots and apps to streamline your workflow and upgrade your learning.


Get ready to level up your research game with Obsidian! This incredible tool lets you organise, connect, and generate ideas with ease. Learn to use its unique visualisation features such graph view and canvases, to fuel the development of your research questions in new ways.


Learn how to combine tasks, pages, and projects into a single Notion database! Say goodbye to  information overload and hello to increased productivity and creativity. Join our workshop and discover the benefits of a centralised ‘second brain’, tailored to how you study and carry out your research.

Book your places now! Upcoming sessions include:

Using Artificial Intelligence Tools Positively and Ethically (in person) - Tue 30 May 2:00 - 2:45

Finding Open Access Resources (evening workshop online) - Tue 30 May 5:00 - 5:45

Intro to – a visual tool for organising notes and generating research ideas (in person) - Wed 31 12:00 - 1:00

Making the most of your Digital Readings (in person) Thu 1 June 11:00 - 11:45

Intro to Notion - an all-in-one workspace to build your own database (in person) - Fri 2 June 1:00 - 2:00


Additionally, there is a Skills for Success workshop on Wed 24 May on Managing and Analysing Data in Excel