Kickstarting your PhD Thesis (May 2023)

TitleTimeRoomTutor
Kick-starting your PhD Thesis - Day 122.05.2023 09:00 - 12:15 (Mon)OnlineBennett, Deborah
Kick-starting your PhD Thesis - Day 223.05.2023 09:00 - 12:15 (Tue)OnlineBennett, Deborah
Kick-starting your PhD Thesis - Day 324.05.2023 09:00 - 12:15 (Wed)OnlineBennett, Deborah
Kick-starting your PhD Thesis - Day 425.05.2023 09:00 - 12:15 (Thu)OnlineBennett, Deborah
Kick-starting your PhD Thesis - Day 526.05.2023 09:00 - 12:15 (Fri)OnlineBennett, Deborah
Kick-starting your PhD Thesis - Follow Up 1 (individual times)02.06.2023 09:00 - 16:00 (Fri)OnlineBennett, Deborah
Kick-starting your PhD Thesis - Follow Up 2 (individual times)16.06.2023 09:00 - 16:00 (Fri)OnlineBennett, Deborah
Target group: 
PhD students
Capacity: 
6
Coordinator: 
Sibylle Patheiger
Description: 

You will be guided through the process of crafting key subsections of your PhD thesis. Each morning we will focus on a different section of the thesis (overall structure, introduction, results etc.), identifying principal points to be included, detailing common pitfalls and exploring language structures of particular relevance. Each afternoon you will be required to write one subsection of the section covered that morning. On the final day you will receive individual feedback on all texts submitted and together we will form a writing plan for the next six weeks.

Target group: PhD researchers who have either recently started writing their thesis or who are about to start. No prior preparation is required, but you should have completed the majority of your experiments and have your results in the form of figures.

Follow up sessions: At 1-and 2-week intervals, you will have two 60-minute follow up sessions with the course facilitator. 3 days before each follow up session, you should submit your new draft together with any issues/concerns you may have. During the 60-minute sessions, you will receive feedback on your draft in terms of coherence, cohesion, style, grammar and punctuation. You will also have the opportunity to discuss any issues that have arisen in the previous three weeks and to formulate a writing plan for the following weeks.

 
About the tutor: 
Deborah Bennett is a native of the UK and holds a PhD in Mathematical Biology from the University of Surrey, England. She has worked as a freelance academic writing trainer since 2010.