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Academic skills courses

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All our courses may be subject to change. You will be notified of these changes if necessary.

Research Methods

Course length: 9 weeks

Learning type: Online learning

Are you interested in getting involved in mental health research and evaluation? 

You will explore a wide range of approaches to research by working with members of the Converge Evaluation and Research Team (CERT). You will learn how to ask and answer questions during the research process.

No previous experience is necessary - just a curious and inquiring mind. 

Academic Skills

Course length: 5 weeks

This course is for anyone who is considering taking a Degree or Postgraduate qualification.

During the course you will learn the skills needed for successful study at this level. You will explore critical reading, academic writing, presentation skills, group work and secondary research techniques. The course will also include advice on applying for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

There are no set dates for this course. It will run when we have enough numbers to make a group.

Critical Thinking

Course length: 6 weeks

Learning type: Online through Converge Connected

Being able to think critically about the information we consume is becoming more and more important.

Using a social justice lens, this course will help you develop critical thinking skills and build a portfolio to demonstrate these.

We will practice reading both academic and media articles and critically reflect on them. We will discuss how to form effective arguments and consider the reliability of information.

Classes will be interactive with lots of chances to discuss ideas and share perspectives

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