This article will explain how to get the most out of seminars.

The Academic Skills Unit (ASK) offers a wide range of resources, workshops and tutorials for students to use.

Seminars are group discussions where a tutor plans the subject and requires the student to attend. However, the responsibility for the success of a seminar lies mainly with the students, who need to be prepared for the seminar and to participate actively in discussions to exchange ideas. This is an excellent learning opportunity.

The team within the Academic Skills Unit (ASK) have put together this helpful guide to get the most out of seminars:

These are just some of the resources ASK has to offer.


Need further help?

ASK offers one-to-one tutorials, additional online resources as well as workshops on a series of topics throughout the year.

Contact details and opening hours for the Academic Skills Unit (ASK) are available here.

Information on faculty-based learning support and development tutors is available here.

The University regulation is clear that all work submitted for assessment must be the unaided work of an individual student, therefore ASK cannot help you to write your report. However, taking part in ASK sessions will help you to develop your writing skills and tackle any study-related issues. Please also note that ASK is unable to proofread your work.