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Course Detail

PHD-QMA-107 - Becoming Writers - A six-step guide to more effective writing

All researchers (including staff and PhD students)

To be sent with email reminders.

This workshop will be hosted on Zoom.
You will receive joining instructions via email 2 weeks in advance of the session and again 2 days in advance.

Academic writing in English has experienced a quiet revolution in recent years. While rigour and a certain formality remain necessary attributes, successful academics find they must increasingly engage with their readers and demonstrate the significance of their research to a wider audience. Delivered by a professional writer, this half-day workshop takes you through the process of writing, from focusing your ideas to revising your text. You will also gain insights into reader engagement, storytelling, paragraphing and wordcraft. The aim of the workshop is to help you develop into an effective writer, ensuring that the quality of your writing matches the originality of your ideas.


Late arrival:
If you anticipate arriving late, please advise us as soon as possible. Please note that the instructor reserves the right to not admit any latecomers.

If you require any type of assistance, whether it is with mobility, visual and/or hearing, please let us know at so we can do our best to accommodate you.


By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Sharpen the focus of your writing.
  • Engage and sustain the reader's interest.
  • Shape a coherent and compelling argument.
  • Recognise and apply the principles of good writing.
  • Write with clarity, vigour, freshness and precision.

Provided by: Researcher Development


Date: Wednesday 7 October 2020

Venue: Webinar, Online, Internet

Time: 10:00 - 13:00


  • Ms J Potter