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

Shut Up and Write
Open to PGRs and research staff

4th: 10.00-12.00 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

CV Clinic
Open to research staff

6th: 13.00-14.30 Book here

Shut Up and Write
Open to PGRs and research staff

8th: 10.00-11.30 Book here

MRE Writing Retreat: Making your Writing Visible
Open to PGRs and research staff

8th: 09.00-17.00 Book here

How to Get Published with IEEE (Instittte of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
Open to PGRs and research staff

11th: 10.00-11.00 Book here

Academic Writing: Referencing in your Writing
Open to all students and staff

12th: 10.00-11.30 Book here

Academic Writing: Structuring for Effective Essays
Open to all students and staff

14th: 10.00-11.30 Book here

Shut Up and Write
Open to PGRs and research staff

15th: 13.00-15.00 Book here

Note-taking: record, Review and Reflect
Open to all students and staff

15th: 10.00-11.30 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

How to write an effective introduction
Open to all students and staff

19th: 10.00-11.30 Book here

Shut Up and Write
Open to PGRs and research staff

20th: 14.00-16.00 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

Shut Up and Write
Open to PGRs and research staff

21st: 10.00-11.30 Book here

Publishing in Academic Jounrals (hosted by Taylor and Francis)
Open to PGRs and research staff

21st: 13.00-14.00 Book here

Academic Writing: Structuring for Effective Essays
Open to all students and staff

25th: 10.00-11.30 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

Note-taking: record, Review and Reflect
Open to all students and staff

27th: 14.00-15.30 Book here

Academic Writing: Referencing in your Writing
Open to all students and staff

28th: 10.00-11.30 Book here

Your Literature Review: Getting Started
Open to all students and staff

29th: 14.00-15.30 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

Try these online resources on How to Get Published, Editing a Journal and Peer Review.

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.

Shut Up and Write Sessions

Provide you with an opportunity to safeguard a block of distraction free time to write - any piece of writing goes.

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