PhD and MPhil writing workshops

Academic Skills offers skills-based workshops for research students. The workshops are relevant to a wide cross section of students, and disciplinary differences are discussed in the workshops. Please register to attend. Registrations are opened a few weeks before the workshop is held.  

Below are the 2020 semester one workshops. Note that HASS is for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, whereas STEM is for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  

  • Kickstart your PhD
    • Learn essential skills to thrive, not just survive the PhD journey
      • 10 March 10am-12pm
      • 9 April 10am-12pm
  • Editing for style and voice
    • Develop a range of linguistic strategies to become a stylish academic writer
      • STEM: 11 March 10am-12pm
      • HASS: 23 March 1-3pm
  • Literature review writing
    • Identify approaches to structure and write a persuasive literature review
      • 24 March 10am-12pm
  • Thesis proposal review
    • Learn key components and strategies for structuring and writing your first major milestone
      • HASS: 6 April 1-3pm
      • STEM: 17 April 10am-12pm
  • Journal article writing
    • Discover how to plan, structure and write an effective journal article
      • HASS: 15 April 10am-12pm
      • STEM: 23 April 1-3pm
  • Presenting your research
    • Learn key techniques for structuring and delivering a memorable presentation
      • 5 May 10am-12pm
  • Thesis structures
    • Develop a structure for your whole thesis and plan ahead for a coherent narrative
      • 12 May 1-3pm
  • Publishing in journals
    • Find out how to target a relevant journal and respond to feedback professionally
      • HASS: 20 May 10am-12pm
      • STEM: 22 May 10am-12pm