The Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you.
Target Audience: PGRs/ECRs
Are you trying to get to grips with your academic writing?
You are not alone!
Come and hear some tips and strategies that might work for you too.
Previous attendees confirm boosted confidence & renewed energy levels, refreshed motivation & willingness to successfully engage with their writing again.
Take back control, banish procrastination and signup for this course!
This two-hour practical workshop helps postgraduates explore some of the common problems they face with the process and practice of academic writing. The session will consider some of the specific problems faced by attendees such as ‘wordiness’, vagueness, fear of writing, trouble with starting to write, procrastination, and structural challenges. The workshop will explore a range of techniques to overcome a range of common problems and enable students to share tips and practices they use in their own writing practice.
Please note, attendances for courses will be recorded. There are no training points associated with courses run by the Researcher Academy.
The following table shows a summary of what is needed to participate in the course.
If you feel you will experience any difficulties participating, please let us know via the ‘special requirements’ tab, providing as much information as possible. The special requirements tab can be completed when you book your place. Alternatively, you can contact us directly at email@example.com.
Print off pre-requisite paperwork/ resources & bring them to the course
Bring your own laptop/ PC to the course
Access seminar room on campus (or) access computer room on campus
Attend the course at the specified date and time
Watch and listen to the course tutor(s) and/or other attendees
Follow presentation slides during the course
Take part in group activities/ discussions
Researchers should plan to arrive prior to the advertised course start time. Except for exceptional reasons, there will be no admittance to a Researcher Academy or Faculty Training Programme (FTP) course 15 minutes after the advertised course start time.
Importance of booking commitment
When booking on to a Researcher Academy short course you are entering into a commitment to attend. If you find that you are no longer available to attend you MUST cancel your place (on the system if more than three days before the course) or if at short notice by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. This will ensure that your place can be offered to another researcher on the waiting list. Failure to cancel a place results in other researchers missing out on places through the waiting list process.
It is unacceptable for researchers to just not attend when booked onto a course. The Researcher Academy maintains records of those who repeatedly do not attend courses they have booked. This may affect future eligibility to book onto further Researcher Academy courses and will affect considerations for Researcher Academy funded opportunities.