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Thu 13 Feb 2020
10:00 - 12:30

Venue: Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03c

Provided by: Researcher Development Programme (RDP)


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Writing Your First Year Report (Physical Sciences & Technology)

Thu 13 Feb 2020


It’s that time of year: the report is looming on the horizon and the reality of writing is here!

Aimed at first-year PhD students, with little or no academic writing experience. This course focuses on helping you develop good writing habits and become a more efficient writer. It is designed to get you thinking and to get working effectively on your end-of-first-year report / Certificate of Postgraduate Studies.

Please note, this is a beginners course, so if you already have experience in writing for academic purposes, this course might not be for you.


  • Understand the form and function of the first-year report
  • Start planning the structure of your report
  • Experience the benefits of editing and providing feedback on writing
Target audience

First-year PhD Students in the Physical Sciences & Technology.
This course is most effective for those who will soon be starting to write their First-Year Report. Final year students may be interested in Preparing to write your thesis (Sciences and Technology).

Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here.


Come prepared to do some work and make a real start on your report.


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Thu 13 Feb   10:00 - 12:30 10:00 - 12:30 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03c map Dr S. Tomaskovic

Participative workshop including provision of information, discussion and practical exercises.


One 2.5 hour session.

There will not be a scheduled break in this session, so you are encouraged to go to the Whale Café on your way in and pick up a drink. If you show your University card, you will get a small discount!


Multiple instances in Lent and Easter term.

Writing Skills

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