Directed Study Week

Next programme: 19 - 23 February 2018

The next Directed Study Week will be running from 19 - 23 February 2018

What is Directed Study Week?

Five days of workshops and webinars that will help you make the most of everything on offer at the University – from libraries to career support and study skills – so that you can study more effectively and get better results. You can also get advice on how to get more out of student life, from money management tips to dealing with stress and joining in with free events taking place across the city for LJMU students.

You decide

You get to choose the workshops, webinars or events you want to attend, based on your own needs and interests.

  • Activities are taking place on every campus
  • Choice of times and venues
  • All activities are free
  • Expert, confidential advice
  • Advance booking not always necessary; you can just drop-in to many sessions

Here’s the serious bit

If you are studying on a programme that is offered over a conventional academic year (late September to May), Directed Study Week gives you an opportunity to step away from your core studies and further develop the skills that underpin every academic programme to ensure you can achieve the best results possible.

If you are on a programme that sits outside the conventional academic year, you can still attend the workshops and classes, but remember alternative arrangements have also been put in place by your programme teams, so please see what they have planned.

Download the programme booklet


The sessions on offer are listed in the programme booklet. These sessions are offered in addition to the support available from your programme team.

Download the programme booklet here

Please contact us if you would like this document in an alternate format, e.g. large print

Talk to your academic team to find out what they have planned for Directed Study Week.

Get updates on social media

Keep an eye out for updates about Directed Study Week on LJMU Twitter accounts using #LJMUDSW.

Find out how to:

  • get better marks in your assignments
  • impress your tutors by developing insightful academic arguments
  • avoid plagiarism and paraphrasing
  • solve those difficult maths and stats problems
  • write a killer CV and succeed in job interviews
  • stop getting stressed about university life
  • get a wealth check and manage your money better