Researcher Development


WriteFest18

November is Academic Writing month!

WriteFest (#AcWriFest18) 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 and the ‌WriteFest18Calendar
  • Celebrate your writing using the #AcWriFest18.
  • Take ideas and inspiration from our online resources.

Week 1 1st to 8th November

TopicDate and TimeBooking Link

Academic Writing: referencing in your writing
Open to all students, PGRs and research staff

1st: 14.30-16.00 Book here

Shut Up and Write
Open to all PGRs and research staff

5th: 10.00-11.30 Book here

Academic Writing - Citations and the Literature Review
Open to all, most suitable for first year PGRs in Humanities

6th: 10.00-12.00 Book here

Writing Retreats
Open to all PGRs and research staff

6th: 10.00 - 12.00 Book here

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

7th: 9.30 - 15.30 Book here
1-2-1 Academic Writing Tutorial Service for International PGRs Anytime Book here

Week 2 9th to 15th November

TopicDate and TimeBooking Link

Beginners' reference management with Mendeley
Open to all students, PGRs and research staff

9th: 11.00-12.30 Book here

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

13th: 10.00-12.00 Book here

Writing without Discipline
Open to all PGRs and research staff

13th: 14.00-15.30 Book here

1-2-1 Academic Writing Tutorial Service with the Language Centre

Anytime Book here

Week 3 16th to 22nd November

TopicDate and TimeBooking Link

Publishing Academic Papers - Ideal for 2nd and 3rd year PGRs
Open to all, most suitable for 2nd and 3rd year PGRs in Science and Engineering

20th: 9.30-15.30 Book here

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

20th: 10.00-12.00 Book here
Writing Retreats
Open to all PGRs and research staff
20th: 14.00-16.00 Book here

Beginners' reference management with Endnote online

Open to all

21st: 10.00-11.30 Book here

Developing your theoretical/conceptual framework
Open to all, most stuitable for PGRs and research staff in Humanities

21st: 10.00-12.00 Book here
Your literature review: getting started
Open to all students, PGRs and research staff
21st: 10.00-11.30 Book here
Open Access in Five Simple Steps
Open to all PGRs and research staff
22nd: 10.30-11.30 Book here

Shut Up and Write Session
Most suitable for those registered on the Leadership in Education Awards Programme or those applying for HEA fellowship

22nd: 14.00-16.00 Book here

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

22nd: 9.30-15.30 Book here
1-2-1 Academic Writing Tutorial Service for International PGRs Anytime Book here

Week 4 23rd to 30th November

TopicDate and TimeBooking Link

Shut Up and Write
Open to all PGRs and research staff

23rd: 10.00-11.30 Book here

Beginners' reference management with Mendeley
Open to all students, PGRs and research staff

27th: 14.30-16.00 Book here

Editing and Proofreading your Thesis
Open to all PGRs, most suitable for PGRs in Humanities

27th: 10.00-12.00

Literature Review
Open to all, most stuitable for PGRs and research staff in Humanities

28th: 10.00-12.00 Webinar

Shut Up and Write Session
Open to all PGRs and research staff

28th: 12.30-16.00 Book here

Framing and Pitching a Book Project from Thesis Research (hosted by Manchester University Press)
Open to all PGRs and research staff

29th: 14.00-15.00 Book here

Editor Clinic: Book Project from Thesis Research (hosted by Manchester University Press)
Open to all PGRs and research staff

29th: 15.00-16.00 Book here

Research Publishing: Evening Mixer (hosted by Wiley)
Open to all PGRs and research staff

29th: 17.30-19.30 Book here

Publishing Seminar with Question and Answer Panel (hosted by Wiley)
Open to all PGRs and research staff

30th: 13.30-16.00 Book here
1-2-1 Academic Writing Tutorial Service for International PGRs Anytime Book here

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