We have places available on the following workshops running in January 2018:
Just Write for Research Students
Friday 19th January 2018
‘Just Write’ will provide you with a quiet space to focus exclusively on your writing. More information here
Presenting Made Easy – Presentation Techniques
22nd and 23rd January 2018
This workshop is designed to equip participants with skills and techniques to develop and improve presentations for a variety of audiences. More information here
The Writing Process: Getting Started
Tuesday 23rd January 2018
This workshop provides tools and tips for when and how to get started with your writing; for generating, focusing, targeting and structuring material; and for developing a first draft. More information here
Structured Writing Retreat
Wednesday 24th January 2018
Come to a writing retreat if you want to make progress on a writing project (such as a thesis chapter or a journal article) and build confidence in your academic writing skills. More information here
Introductory Statistics for Life Scientists
Monday 29th January 2018
This online course will introduce students to the basic principles of statistical thinking (statistical inference) and one or two of the most common types of analysis that might be needed for Masters or PhD research projects. More information here
For a full list of our workshops please see here
English Language Education run a number of courses for international PhD students, including:
Writing a First Year Report for first year doctoral students https://www.ed.ac.uk/english-language-teaching/students/current-students/elsis/elsis-courses/course-9; this course will start in the week beginning 29th January.
Reviewing the Literature for second year doctoral students (and students at the end of their first year, if they have passed their Board / been upgraded) https://www.ed.ac.uk/english-language-teaching/students/current-students/elsis/elsis-courses/phd-review-lit. This course will start in the week beginning 19th February.
For these two courses, there are also independent study materials available, for those students who are unable to attend face-to-face classes, or who already have a good level of academic written English and would simply appreciate some reference materials: https://www.edweb.ed.ac.uk/english-language-teaching/students/current-students/elsis/elsis-courses/independent-study-materials
Writing up your PhD: Quantitative research: https://www.ed.ac.uk/english-language-teaching/students/current-students/elsis/elsis-courses/writing-phd. For this course, there are no independent study materials, as we use a very helpful course book, which students can buy at Blackwells: Science Research Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English by Hilary Glasman-Deal. The course starts in the week beginning January 22nd.
Writing up your PhD: Qualitative research: https://www.ed.ac.uk/english-language-teaching/students/current-students/elsis/elsis-courses/phd-qual . This course will start in the week beginning 5th February, and there are independent study materials available.