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Insessional support and language development

Language and skills events and workshops

Attend our workshops and events to improve your knowledge and skills. All workshops and events are free of charge.

Student studying

On this page:

  • Weekly academic discussion group
  • English language and study support workshops
  • Upcoming events.

Attend our weekly academic discussion group

Join our weekly discussion group, on Thursdays from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Try out your discussion and argument skills on academic topics. Practise critical thinking and giving your opinion, with no assessments or preparation needed. 

The discussion group takes place on Microsoft Teams. Use the link below to join a meeting.

JOIN WEEKLY DISCUSSION GROUP (MICROSOFT TEAMS)

Attend a workshop

The Insessional Support and Language Development team (ISLD) run workshops during the study year to help you improve the language and skills you need for successful participation in your university studies. These are open to all York St John students.

All sessions will take place remotely through Microsoft Teams. You can find details on our workshop series and join the sessions using the links below.

Semester 1 workshops

DateTimeWorkshop nameWorkshop link
Friday 15 October 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Making lectures work for you

Optional discussion practice: 2:00pm to 2:30pm

Coming soon
Friday 22 October 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Building your vocabulary

Optional discussion practice: 2:00pm to 2:30pm

Coming soon
Friday 29 October 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Reading with a reason

Optional discussion practice: 2:00pm to 2:30pm

Coming soon
Friday 5 November 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Great Grammar! Part 1

Optional discussion practice: 2:00pm to 2:30pm

Coming soon
Friday 12 November 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Succeeding in seminars

Optional discussion practice: 2:00pm to 2:30pm

Coming soon
Friday 19 November 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Great grammar! Part 2

Optional discussion practice: 2:00pm to 2:30pm

Coming soon
Friday 26 November 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Perfecting your presentations

Optional discussion practice: 2:00pm to 2:30pm

Coming soon
Friday 3 December 1:00pm to 2:00pm Language Support help session for any questions you might have Coming soon
Friday 7 January 1:00pm to 2:00pm Language Support help session for any questions you might have Coming soon
Friday 14 January 1:00pm to 2:00pm Language Support help session for any questions you might have Coming soon
Friday 21 January 1:00pm to 2:00pm Language Support help session for any questions you might have  Coming soon
Friday 28 January 1:00pm to 2:00pm Language Support help session for any questions you might have Coming soon
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