Researcher Development


WriteFest19

November is Academic Writing month!

WriteFest (#AcWriFest19) is part of the University's contribution to Academic Writing Month with activities running throughout November to support you in making writing a priority. The University has workshops and online resources to provide you with the space, time and support to write.

WriteFest will bring together researchers from across the UK to recognise and celebrate writing. PGRs and researchers at the University of Sheffield, the University of Nottingham, Newcastle University, the University of Exeter, Sheffield Hallam University, the University of Liverpool, the University of Derby, the University of Bristol, University of Edinburgh and Keele University will all be celebrating academic writing.

The festival aims to provide protected time and space for writing to help you work on:

  • HABITS - develop good writing practices and strategies
  • BLOCKS - overcome blocks and take a proactive approach
  • PROTECT - academic writing as part of the working day
  • SOCIAL - spend some time out writing with others

How to get involved

  • Register for one of the workshops or writing retreats - see below.‌
  • Celebrate your writing using the #AcWriFest19.
  • Take ideas and inspiration from our online resources.

TopicDate and TimeBooking Link

Publishing Academic Papers
Open to all, most suitable for PGRs in Science and Engineering

4th: 9.30-3.30 Book here

Academic Writing 4 - Introductions and Discussion Sections
Open to all, most suitable for PGRs in Humanities

5th: 10.00-12.00 Book here

Academic Writing
Open to all, most suitable for first year PGRs in Science and Engineering

6th: 9.30-3.30 Book here

Academic Writing
Open to all, most suitable for first year PGRs in Science and Engineering

19th: 9.30-3.30 Book here

Critical Reading
Open to all, most suitable for PGRs in Humanities

19th: 10.00-12.00 Book here

Developing your Theoretical/Conceptual Framework
Open to all, most suitable for first year PGRs in Humanities

20th: 10.00-12.00 Book here

Editing and Proofreading Your Thesis
Open to all, most suitable for first year PGRs in Humanities

26th: 10.00 - 12.00 Book here
1-2-1 Academic Writing Tutorial Service for International PGRs Anytime Book here

Online Resources

Online resources for academic and research staff and online academic writing support for PGRs. Also check the Plagiarism Prevention Resource for PGRs.

My Research Essentials

The Library has a range of workshops, sessions and online resources to support the development of researchers. The award winning skills programme, My Learning Essentials, also has online resources and ideas to help with your academic writing.

Publishing Technical Documents

If your thesis contains lots of equations, technical notation, complex tables or code extracts then you may be interested in learning how to use LaTeX. The University's Research IT team run courses throughout the year.

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