Free postgraduate course

A free online course on postgraduate writing and advanced information skills (two semesters)

 

Seminars are held on Wednesday afternoons

Open to all Masters, MPhil and PhD students

To enrol on the programme: 

  • Login to AberLearn Blackboard
  • Click the AberSkills tab
  • In the right-hand column, in the Postgraduate Writing and Advanced Information Skills box, click Enrol now
  • When the module opens in Blackboard click +Enrol in the left column

Once enrolled, click My Modules to see this course listed under General modules

Class materials will be available in the Content folder in the Blackboard module after each class

You will receive an email reminder in advance of each class

For further information, please email: study-skills@aber.ac.uk

DateTimeLocationSubject
Semester1
06/10/21

14:00-15:30 

Online via Microsoft Teams 

Establishing focus with written assignments 

13/10/21

14:00-15:30

Online via Microsoft Teams

 Essays and reports: comparative structures

20/10/21

14:00-15:30

Online via Microsoft Teams

Creating a critical stance in a literature review

27/10/21

14:00-15:30

Online via Microsoft Teams

Introductions with impact

03/11/21

14:00-15:30

Online via Microsoft Teams

Maintaining clarity and focus

10/11/21

13:00-14:00

Online via Microsoft Teams

New to Aber? Returning to research? Need a library refresh? 

17/11/21 13:00-14:00 Online via Microsoft Teams

Getting started with EndNote reference management 

24/11/21 13:00-14:00

Online via Microsoft Teams 

Keeping up to date in your research topic 
Semester 2
02/02/22 14:00-15:30

Online via Microsoft Teams

Checkpoints in the writing process: editing and proofreading

09/02/22 14:00-15:30

Online via Microsoft Teams

Functional development of narrative structure

16/02/22 14:00-15:30

Online via Microsoft Teams

Writing a critical reflection in a practice based context

23/02/22 14:00-15:00

Online via Microsoft Teams

Establishing aspects of voice

02/03/22

14:00-15:30 

Online via Microsoft Teams

Dissertation planning part 1

09/03/22

14:00-15:30

Online via Microsoft Teams

Dissertation planning part 2


Learning outcomes: 
On completion of the whole course it is expected that you will be able to:

  • Analyse the requirements of a range of different postgraduate assignments
  • Identify similarities and differences between the structural and stylistic requirements of different assignment formats (e.g. essays, reports, dissertations)
  • Work with appropriate language styles and structural formats towards the wider context of communicating with a range of academic or professional audiences
  • Work with a wider range of online information resources for research purposes

 Jointly facilitated by Student Learning Support and Information Services