12th May 2017, 9am to 5:30pm

Kick Start your PhD

Writing session for new HDR candidates (PhD, MPhil and Masters by Research)

  • Category: Seminars or Workshops

The Graduate Research School in conjunction with the Learning Centre are running a day-long 'Kick Start your PhD' session for new higher degree research candidates on Friday 12 May. This day is about you and your writing: there will be lots of opportunities for learning about research writing – and to put that learning into practice. The session is geared towards people who are at the early stages of their candidature.

The schedule includes workshops, facilitated writing activities and extended periods of personal writing time. You will meet other new research students and leave having established productive writing practices that will stand you in good stead for the rest of your candidature!


8.30 – 9.00 Arrive and set up work stations
9.00 – 9.45


Identifying key challenges for writing productivity

9.45 – 10.40 Personal writing
10.40 – 11.00 Tea break
11.00 – 1.00

Making writing normal business

Personal writing

1.00 – 2.00 LUNCH
2.00 – 3.30

Productive writing strategies

Personal writing

3.30 – 3.45 Tea break – self serve
3.45 – 5.00

Personal writing

Making writing rewarding: social supports and networks

Register early - places are limited!