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This course is relevant to research students at any stage. It focuses on methods of managing and controlling the process and meeting deadlines, as well as principles and practice in high-quality scholarly writing.

Course Details

The course covers:

  • The production of reports, papers and theses from a time and project management point of view
  • The writing task itself: this includes logical argument construction, the importance of structure in a document, appropriate style to be used in academic writing, and how to make the actual writing process as pain-free and effective as possible.
  • An opportunity for you to critique a short paper with your group.

intended for

All graduate research students.

Number of Places


course leader

Dr. Louise Baron


This course will next take place during the academic year 2017 - 18. Details will be published here when they are available. 

RDf Skills 

A1, D2

The Researcher Development Framework (RDF) provides a framework for planning and supporting the personal, professional and career development of graduate students and research staff. See the the following for more details:

The Researcher Development Framework page.

The Researcher Training Tool (click on Researcher Development)

Vitae (Vitae is a national organisation dedicated to realising the potential of researchers through supporting their professional and career development.)


Please contact with queries.

When registering for this course, please check our Terms and Conditions.