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Fri 23 Feb 2024
10:00 - 12:00

Venue: Online

Provided by: Researcher Development Programme (RDP)


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Engaging with your literature: critical reading and managing literature-based research (Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)

Fri 23 Feb 2024


This course seeks to help students develop their critical reading skills, and to deploy tactics and strategies that can accelerate the process of literature-based research without sacrificing detail and depth necessary for a doctoral thesis.

Target audience

First-year PhD Students in Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

The course is aimed at first year students, but all are welcome.


Please bring one article or book chapter relevant to your research.

This course will facilitated via Zoom, please ensure you have access. Zoom Joining link will be sent in Booking Confirmation email.


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Fri 23 Feb   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 Online Dr Christian Gilliam
  • Gain a better understanding of the breadth and depth of literature based research expected of them
  • Explore the various options available for managing large amounts of literature and/or references
  • Use creative learning techniques to explore the various facets of their topic in depth, with the opportunity to share their thoughts with others
  • Deepen their understanding of critical reading and thinking
  • Explore the various options available for managing large amounts of literature and/or references
  • Learn how to successfully navigate between individual style and convention of form

Online participative workshop (Zoom), comprising information-giving and activities.


One 2.5 hour session


This course is scheduled to run twice per term.

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