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Graduate School of Life Sciences course timetable


Mon 28 May – Mon 23 Jul

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June 2018

Thu 14
How to write an academic paper and get it published [Full] 09:30 - 16:30 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room B

The course takes an evidence-based approach to writing. Participants will learn that publishing is a game and the more they understand the rules of the game the higher their chances of becoming publishing authors. They will learn that writing an academic article and getting it published may help with their careers but it does not make them better researchers, or cleverer than they were before their paper was accepted; it simply means they have played the game well.

Suitable for GSLS postgraduates in any discipline who are keen to learn how to write academic papers and articles efficiently as well as more established researchers who have had papers rejected and are not really sure why.

If you want a better chance of your name on a paper, this is for you!


Olivia Timbs is an award-winning editor and journalist with over 30 years' experience gained from working on national newspapers and for a range of specialist health and medical journals.

Cancellation and Non-attendance Policy Due to high demand we cannot accept cancellations for this course within 48 hours prior to the event. Any cancellations made after this time will be considered as a non-attendance. Participants who do not attend on the day will be subject to a £50 fee. By booking a place on the course you accept these terms.

July 2018

Mon 23
The Art of Negotiation and Influence (GSLS) [Full] 09:00 - 17:00 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room B

A one day master class in communication from an external trainer who has previously been employed as a hostage negotiator and detective in the Metropolitan Police Force. Participants will gain a practical insight into how professional communicators communicate, and how it can be applied in everyday life.

At the end of the session participants will:

  • Know how to persuade and influence effectively
  • Understand how to have greater impact when communicating
  • Have practiced the fundamental tools of professional communicators


  • Levels of communication
  • Trust
  • Stages of active listening
  • Non-judgmental language
  • Achieving win/win
  • Building rapport
  • Dos and don’ts

Please note that due to the popularity of this course any cancellations must be received by 10th July. Cancellation after this date, non-attendance or failure to attend for the full day will incur a cancellation fee of £50 and blocking from further attendance. Only book if you know you can come!