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Tue 23 Jan 2024
14:00 - 16:00

Venue: Online

Provided by: Researcher Development Programme (RDP)


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Writing your First Year Report (AHSS)

Tue 23 Jan 2024


Getting off to a strong start in your PhD is vital, and at the University of Cambridge, we recognize the significance of your First Year Report in shaping your academic progress. This course is designed exclusively for PhD students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, focusing on equipping you with the essential skills to excel in preparing your First Year Report - a pivotal step toward upgrading to a full PhD candidate.

Don't Miss This Opportunity:

Preparing your First Year Report is a crucial milestone in your academic career. Enrol in this course to receive expert guidance and support that will set you on the path to excellence. Secure your spot now and equip yourself with the skills to navigate this essential phase of your PhD journey at the University of Cambridge.

Target audience

First-year PhD Students in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences and students in the early stages of their PhD

As this course focuses on writing your First Year Report, it is recommended for students in the early stages of their PhD journey. Prior familiarity with your research topic and an understanding of your proposed research direction will enhance your learning experience in this workshop.


This course will be facilitated online via Zoom, so please ensure you have access. Zoom Joining link will be sent in Booking Confirmation email.


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 23 Jan   14:00 - 16:00 14:00 - 16:00 Online Dr Christian Gilliam
  • Mastering Report Composition: Learn how to structure and present your First Year Report effectively, adhering to the University's guidelines and ensuring clarity in conveying your research objectives and initial findings.
  • Enhancing Writing Skills: Develop strong academic writing abilities, ensuring coherence, and demonstrating the significance of your research in your chosen field of study.
  • Engaging with Research Methodologies: Explore diverse research methodologies relevant to your discipline, and research positionality in enabling you to select the most suitable approach for your study.
  • Navigating the Upgrading Process: Gain valuable insights into the requirements for successful upgrading to a full PhD candidate and receive guidance on how to meet these criteria.

The sessions will comprise information-giving, practical activities, and opportunities for interactive discussions with experienced faculty members.

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