Academic English workshops

Our Academic English workshops are freely available to all registered students at The University of Manchester.

These workshops have been both an excellent refresher and a huge confidence boost! The element of flipped learning was great; it allowed me to prepare for the workshop so I could go in with confidence… I also really appreciated the opportunity to attend remotely, and I was impressed that the online workshops were very interactive and engaging!

Postgraduate student / MA Classics & History, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures

Welcome back to Semester 2 - we’re ready to support you. We’re running our popular Writing Your Dissertation course again, and there is another chance to register for our academic writing and academic grammar workshops.

Our workshops cover the key skills you need to succeed. Writing Your Dissertation is suitable for students from all faculties, and we focus on the challenges which students face when writing their dissertation. It comes with a support bank of self-access online materials. 

Our academic writing workshops are specialised for each faculty, with the aim of giving you the particular support you need to write successfully. We offer a total of eight workshops, conveniently grouped into blocks of four, and covering key topics such as writing with academic style, organising your ideas and explaining your position. We also recommend our two blocks of four workshops on grammar, getting you up to speed with the finer points of sentence structure, emphasising ideas and dealing with uncertainty.

We believe that attending these workshops will make a significant contribution to your performance on your main study programme and help you achieve your full academic potential.

Academic writing

These weekly writing workshops are delivered in a block of four classes. We are running a selection of workshops from February 2022 (Semester 2).

Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health

Course outline Biology, Medicine & Health

Each class is 4 weeks in length. These are repeated classes that took place in Semester 1.

Wednesdays

BMH1, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, Substance and Style, Register (on-campus) - 9th February onwards

 

Thursdays

BMH2, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, Text and Meaning, Register (on-campus) - 10th February onwards

 

Faculty of Humanities

Course outline Humanities

These classes are identical: please choose one only. Each class is 4 weeks in length. These are repeated classes that took place in Semester 1.

Mondays

HUM3, 10:00am – 11:30am, Surface and Depth, Register (online only) - 7th February onwards

 

Tuesdays

HUM1, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Surface and Depth, Register (on-campus) - 8th February onwards

 

These classes are identical: please choose one only. Each class is 4 weeks in length. These are repeated classes that took place in Semester 1. 

Wednesdays

HUM2, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Making Meaning, Register (on-campus) - 9th February onwards

 

Thursdays

HUM4, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Making Meaning, Register (online only) - 10th February onwards

 

Faculty of Science & Engineering

Course outline Science & Engineering

Each class is 4 weeks in length. These are repeated classes that took place in Semester 1. 

Wednesdays

FSE1, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Substance and Style, Register (on-campus) - 9th February onwards

 

Thursdays

FSE2, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Text and Meaning, Register (on-campus) - 10th February onwards

 

Academic grammar

These weekly grammar workshops are delivered in a block of four classes and will begin from February 2022 (Semester 2). 

Course outline grammar

These classes are identical: please choose one only. Each class is 4 weeks in length. These are repeated classes that took place in Semester 1.

Tuesdays

GRAM3, 2:00pm - 3:30pm, Sentence Fundamentals, Register (online only) - 8th February onwards

GRAM1, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, Sentence Fundamentals, Register (on-campus) - 8th February onwards

 

These classes are identical: please choose one only. Each class is 4 weeks in length. These are repeated classes that took place in Semester 1. 

Wednesdays

GRAM2, 2:00pm - 3:30pm, Colour and Shade, Register (on-campus) - 9th February onwards

GRAM4, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, Colour and Shade, Register (online only) - 9th February onwards

Writing your dissertation

Have you started the research for your Master’s dissertation? How will you write the dissertation itself? You’ll be writing to a standard that clearly expresses your content knowledge and demonstrates your postgraduate-level skills. Our Dissertation Writing package consists of flexible self-study materials and workshops, and we focus specifically on writing the major sections of a Master’s dissertation to give you the support you need to succeed.

Course outline writing your dissertation 2021/21

These classes are all identical: please choose one only. Each class is 4 weeks in length. 

Tuesdays

WYD1, 2:00pm - 3:30pm, Register (on-campus and online) - 8th February onwards

WYD4, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, Register (on-campus and online) - 8th February onwards

 

Wednesdays

WYD3, 11:00am - 12:30pm, Register (online only) - 9th February onwards

WYD2, 2:00pm - 3:30pm, Register (on-campus and online) - 9th February onwards

WYD5, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, Register (on-campus and online) - 9th February onwards

 

Thursdays

WYD8, 10:00am - 11:30am, Register (online only) - 10th February onwards

WYD6, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, Register (on-campus and online) - 10th February onwards

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