Research writing

You will already have a lot of experience in academic writing and received departmental guidance. These pages are intended to signpost to additional resources to help you gain confidence and develop your own writing style.

For postgraduate research students

The Doctoral Academy is a community for postgraduate research students offering many training and development opportunities. From the Research Resources page choose ‘research writing’ to explore the range of support available.

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For students on taught programmes

Look at the ‘Academic’ section of the Skills Resource Bank to find workshops and online tutorials. Limiting your search to ‘writing’ skills will list the resources available to support your academic writing.

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Seek advice from other students

Blogs are a great source of inspiration and reassurance and many are written by and for students. As a starting point we suggest The Thesis Whisperer, patter, DoctoralWriting, and PhD Life. From these blogs you’ll find links to further sources of help.

Further help

The University Library has many books and articles on the subject of writing. Whether you’re looking for help writing your thesis or dissertation, writing for publication, or needing guidance on getting published, use StarPlus to find print and online help.

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