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Student Workshop Programme

Our workshops are great for finding out what is expected of you at all levels of university study. These workshops are interactive, informal sessions designed to help you discover new techniques and skills to support your study. Whether you are an undergraduate or postgraduate student, we have a wide range of workshops on offer. Search for a specific workshop or browse our selection.

If you are a Christchurch postgraduate student, you will be emailed the details of all Christchurch workshops at the start of each semester. A reminder will be sent a few days before each workshop.

The Postgraduate workshop programme will be open for registrations from mid-January. The Undergraduate semester one workshop programme will be open for registrations from Orientation week. For any questions about our workshop programme please email Student Learning Development Reception

If you are a University of Otago staff member and would like to request a student workshop for your department please contact Student Learning Development Reception.

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Workshop Name Improving Academic Writing for Publication
About Workshop This two-hour workshop is designed for PhD students considering publishing their work. It will develop ideas for best practice and provide research-based practical advice in three areas that are important in learning how to write. These are: 1) academic writing strategies 2) writing for journals and 3) improving the quality of writing.
In writing strategies, we will examine writing techniques and time management, the link between writing, analysis and thinking, and the emotional side of writing. In writing for journals, the key topics are structure and alignment, and the peer review process. In improving writing quality, the workshop will deal with writing and using feedback. The workshop will conclude with a discussion about peer-assisted writing (PAW).
Participants are requested to bring along a sample of their current writing, either from their PhD thesis work, or a preliminary draft of a journal article or book chapter. If you can bring a computer that can access the internet, this will also be an advantage.
Please note: The venue for this workshop is on the 1st floor accessible by stairs only. Please contact Marcia Botafogo at if this will create accessibility issues for you.
Who Should Attend Postgraduates
Date & Time
24/07/2019 Wednesday 02:00PM - 04:00PM
HEDC Seminar Room, Level 1, HEDC, 65/75 Union Place West, Dunedin
Facilitators Professor Tony Harland
ATTENTION This workshop needs confirmation. Applicants will be notified by email of their acceptance.
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