Unit 4: Completing your doctorate in a timely fashion

R36: Academic Writing: Finishing your thesis

This workshop is for doctoral students who have written most of their thesis.

This session will outline the ways in which you can get your thesis into the best possible shape before submitting. It will address how to check that the overall structure is coherent, how to ensure that your writing is of a high quality, and cover practical tasks to carry out in finalising your thesis. It will also consider what examiners look for in a thesis, and the submission process itself. 

Learning Outcomes

  • To know how to ensure that your thesis is coherent and logically structured
  • To understand the practical steps involved in finishing a thesis
  • To be aware of what examiners will look for in a thesis, and what the submission process involves


 Facilitator: Learning and Information Services (LIS)

Date Time Venue Booking link
Wednesday 29th November, 2023 2pm - 3.30pm Online via Canvas Eventbrite Link
Wednesday 22nd 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)