Academic English workshops

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

I strengthened my confidence for academic writing even more by attending the Academic Success programme… I cannot recommend the Academic Success programme enough to anyone who would like straightforward, supportive guidance with writing. I look forward now to handing in a dissertation I am proud of thanks to their time and energy.

Postgraduate student / MA Humanitarianism and Conflict Response, Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute

We’re ready to support you – particularly if you are starting work on a Master’s dissertation. We ran our “Writing your Dissertation” workshops earlier in Semester 2 and they proved popular – so we’re running them again – see below for dates, times and registration.

“Writing your Dissertation” is ideal for students from all faculties. We focus on the challenges students from all backgrounds face when writing their dissertation over a series of four live online workshops delivered via Zoom. We work on the Academic English you need to succeed – the writing decisions you make at sentence, paragraph and text level. The final workshop is a “Writing Camp”, in which you will be editing a text and comparing it to feedback offered by our tutor.

There is also our Flexible learning support bank of self-access online materials – available 24/7 – so please click on “Online resources” to self-enrol.

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.


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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 live online 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 2020/21

We’re planning to run these popular workshops again, starting from 1 June 2021. Please check back again closer to the time to register, or click here to be added to a mailing list and we’ll let you know when we’re taking bookings.

In the meantime, please check out the flexible self-study materials – click here to self-enrol on our Blackboard community.

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