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Thu 26 Mar 2020
10:00 - 12:30


Provided by: Researcher Development Programme (RDP)


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Writing Your First Year Report (Physical Sciences & Technology)

Thu 26 Mar 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
  • Overcoming procrastination
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.
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 26 Mar 2020   10:00 - 12:30 10:00 - 12:30 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03d 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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