Wednesday 11th July, 10.30am – 4.30pm, Essex House 133
This workshop aims to help you get the most out of the written word, combining tricks and tips from the worlds of creative writing, marketing, and academic editing. Giving you practical pointers and advice based on experience, this workshop is aimed at all stages of research, whether you’re looking to impress your examiners, improve your writing style, or need some hints on how to start writing and editing.
Book your place now – Lunch and refreshments are provided throughout the day.
To get the most out of the workshop, participants should bring a printed sample of their own academic writing, preferably something recent. It should be between 800-1500 words long, preferably not an introductory or concluding section, and definitely not anything that has been published or professionally edited.
from the Doctoral School inbox:
Our partner website, LinkHigher, has been running a competition for postgraduates to find the best personal statement (100 words max) as judged by a panel of high profile postgraduate employers.
The competition is open to anyone who is studying for or already holds a Masters or PhD qualification. The aim is to encourage entrants to think about their most attractive, transferable skills and how to pitch them succinctly.
I think this would be especially useful for early stage research staff within a few years of completing their PhD.
More information is on the competition page at www.linkhigher.com/statements/new
Top prize is an iPad2. If you have any way of circulating this among research staff and feel it would be appropriate to do so then please pass this message on.
The competition closes on 30th June.
Fof those that haven’t yet found their way to Postgraduate Toolbox, it’s a fantastic website with diverse resources for Postgraduates. You won’t be wasting your time checking it out :)
Thesis writing: Sharing experiences, challenges and top tips
Research Hive, top floor of the Library
Friday 27 May 2:30pm-3:30pm – fully booked!
The Research Hive has had an amazing response to its first doctoral writing discussion workshop.
The session this Friday is now fully subscribed but, because of the interest it generated, we will be holding a 2nd workshop on the same theme in Week 10 to allow others to come together and discuss their writing practices.
Priority will be given in this later session to those who have been unable to attend the first workshop, and we will continue with our plan to roll out sessions on different related themes in the coming weeks and months.
How do you write a thesis? The actual process of writing your research can be one of the most daunting experiences of life as a doctoral researcher. Is there a formula for writing? How do you structure your time? Do you have any hints or tips for beating writers block? How do you deal with an 80,000 word limit?
In the first of a new series, the Research Hive Scholars invite you to an open form discussion on the merits and methods of your particular writing practices. This session will be driven by the ideas and topics of conversation generated by you. No lecturing – guaranteed!
Writing can be a lonely activity so, whether you’re looking for some peer driven guidance or think you may have a useful model for consideration then come and make connections with other doctoral researchers at the university and share your writing ideas and experiences with others.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org