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Thu 11 Jun 2020
14:00 - 16:00


Provided by: Researcher Development Programme (RDP)


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Writing Your First Year Report (Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences)

Thu 11 Jun 2020


Why this course might make a difference
While the first year report is arguably the first step in completing your PhD, the process of taking this first step can be fraught with uncertainty, particularly if you’re still ‘finding your feet’.

Whether you are feeling confused about the first year report – or just want to become a more effective writer – the overall purpose of this course is to help you improve the writing both of your first year report and of your research in general.

Previous Participant Feedback:

“It helped me benchmark my progress against others, understand my specific challenges and get motivated to just write now, perfect later.”

“It really got me started on writing and gave me a better sense of where I was and where I was heading with my first year report and PhD overall.”

“To hear what are the expectations for the first year report, and what it should be included there.”

Target audience

First-year PhD Students in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences. This course is most effective for those who will soon be starting to write their First-Year Report.
Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here.


As part of the course you will be asked to do some writing. This does not require any preparation but you will need to bring a pen and paper.


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Thu 11 Jun   14:00 - 16:00 14:00 - 16:00 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room B map Dr C.A. Gilliam

Participative workshop, comprising information-giving and activities.


One two hour session.

There will not be a scheduled break in this session, so you are encouraged to go to the Whale Café on your way in and pick up a drink. If you show your University card, you will get a small discount!


This course is scheduled to run once per term

Writing Skills

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