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These workshops are for students registered on the Work Based and Integrative Studies programmes.

CPED offers a strong portfolio of options for you to negotiate as part of your degree pathway. Some are delivered in powerfully practical workshops held in Chester, and others are facilitated at a distance in the form of online learning or work-based projects.

Our modules cover an array of topics such as communication skills, digital skills, coaching skills, conflict resolution and emotional intelligence to enable you to develop and enhance your skills in the workplace. For the full range of modules, review our module catalogue below and speak with your tutor to integrate those which will have greatest impact in your context.

Module Catalogue

To benefit from one of our workshops, please review the schedule below and book using the following Booking Form, at least 4 weeks before the workshop is held. If you have any other queries, contact CPED on If you wish to attend a workshop, please book early. If there are insufficient numbers on the workshop, it may be cancelled. If you would like to see a particular workshop run, please let your Personal Academic Tutor know or contact us via email.


Unless specified, modules are available at all levels.

Date(s) Workshops
25th September & 2nd October 2023 Designing Practitioner Research
25th/26th September 2023 Finance for Non-Finance Managers
27th/28th September 2023 Managing and Leading People
5th & 6th October 2023 Project and Programme Management
10th October 2023 Practical Marketing Communication
11th/12th October 2023 Skills and Approaches for Work-Based Learning
16/17th October 2023 Self Review and Negotiation of Learning
12th & 13th December 2023 Delivering Results
12th January 2024 Business Strategy and Planning
15th & 16th February 2024 Project and Programme Management
26th & 27th February 2024 Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
13th & 14th February 2024 Self Review and Negotiation of Learning
4th & 5th March 2024 Finance for Non-Finance Managers
11th March 2024 Transition and Change Management
24th & 25th April 2024 Managing and Leading People
29th & 30th April 2024 Skills and Approaches for Work-Based Learnng
13th May 2024 Stress and Stress Management
14th & 15th May 2024 Self Review and Negotiation of Learning
15th & 16th May 2024 Designing Practitioner Research
10th June 2024 Academic Skills for Work Related Studies
11th June 2024 Conflict Transformation
4th & 5th July 2024 Delivering Results

Please contact for further information.

Writing Days

This is your opportunity to book some time in your diary to work on something YOU need to write. This could be, for example, a module assignment, a Triple NELM, a doctorate or a journal article. This idea is that we will all be writing at the same time and the day will run in short bursts of writing so it isn't overwhelming. This isn't a tutorial session and we won't be asking you to show us what you have written and you won't get feedback on it. It's simply a time for us to come together and write.

These will be online only, not face-to-face. However, if you want to come to campus and work in one of the libraries, you could book yourself a space and join in via your phone/laptop/tablet. 

Writing Days will be led by Sandra Hopkins and/or Jan Jones on these dates:

  • 16th August 2023
  • 13th September 2023
  • 18th October 2023
  • 22nd November 2023
  • 13th December 2023
  • 17th January 2024
  • 14th February 2024
  • 13th March 2024
  • 10th April 2024
  • 15th May 2024
  • 12th June 2024
  • 17th July 2024

The schedule for each day will be strict and as follows:

  • 10 to 10.10am: Intros and expectations of the day
  • 10.10 to 10.30am: A quick exercise to get you in the mood for writing
  • 10.30 to 11.30am: Writing time
  • 11.30 to 11.45am: Break
  • 11.45 to 12.45pm: Writing time
  • 12.45 to 1.45pm: Lunch
  • 1.45 to 2.45pm: Writing time
  • 2.45 to 3.00pm: Break
  • 3.00 to 3.45pm: Writing time
  • 3.45 to 4pm: Reflection

If you can only come to part of it, that's fine, simply use the Teams link below and just join in.

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

To join the Teams meeting, please click here.

Contact Information

Centre for Professional and Economic Development