Unit 3: Foundations for Conducting Research

R34: Academic Writing: progressing with your thesis

This workshop is for doctoral students who have written a few chapters of their thesis.

The session is for students who would like to improve their academic writing style, and learn to identify good and bad qualities in writing. It will also cover how to create structure and argument in a thesis, as well as how to work signposting and metadiscourse into your writing.  

Learning Outcomes

  • To understand the features of successful academic writing
  • To be able to identify good and bad writing practices and know how to improve a piece of writing
  • To understand how to create a clear structure in each chapter of your thesis, and across the thesis as a whole


 Facilitator: Learning and Information Services (LIS)

Date Time Venue Booking
Wednesday 15th November, 2023 2pm - 3.30pm Online via Canvas Eventbrite Link
Monday 13th May, 2024 10am - 11.30am Online via Canvas Eventbrite Link

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)
  • Cognitive abilities (A2)

Personal effectiveness (B)
This domain contains the personal qualities, career and self-management skills required to take ownership for and control of professional development.

  • Self-management (B2)

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)