Research skills development, ice skating, ice skates, finding your feet

Unit 1: Finding your feet as a researcher

Academic English Language Skills Drop-In

Want to improve your academic English?

This drop-in session (running at the same time as R19: Sit down and write) is aimed at all research students for whom English is not their first language.  Most enquiries we receive are about writing but we can also help with other aspects – for example if someone is attending a conference and wants to brush up on their presentation skills. 

We can help to resolve any grammar problems, advise on paraphrasing, summarising and synthesising texts, becoming more ‘critical’, referencing and many other issues

There’s no need to book – just come along with the work you want to discuss.

Facilitator: Postgraduate Academic English Language Development Team, The International Academy

Date Time Venue
Thursday 23rd November 2017 1-4pm MD165, 1st Floor, Harrison Learning Centre, City Campus
Thursday 18th January 2018 1-4pm MD163, 1st Floor, Harrison Learning Centre, City Campus
Thursday 22nd February 2018 9:30-12:30pm MD163, 1st Floor, Harrison Learning Centre, City Campus
Thursday 22nd March 2018 1-4pm MD163, 1st Floor, Harrison Learning Centre, City Campus
Thursday 3rd May 2018 1-4pm MD163, 1st Floor, Harrison Learning Centre, City Campus
Thursday 21st June 2018 1-4pm MD165, 1st Floor, Harrison Learning Centre, City Campus

Vitae RDF descriptors addressed in this session are:

Knowledge and intellectual abilities (A)
This domain contains the knowledge and intellectual abilities needed to be able to carry out excellent research.

  • Knowledge base (A1)
  • Creativity (A3)

Engagement, influence and impact (D)
This domain contains the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage with, influence and impact on the academic, social, cultural and economic context.

  • Communication and dissemination (D2) 

Thursday 23rd November 2017

Thursday 18th January 2018

Thursday 22nd February 2018

Thursday 22nd March 2018

Thursday 3rd May 2018

Thursday 21st June 2018