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

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.

Academic writing

 

Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health

Course outline Biology, Medicine & Health

Unfortunately, we will not be running any Academic Writing workshops for FBMH this term.

 

Faculty of Humanities

Course outline Humanities

Unfortunately, we will not be running any Academic Writing workshops for HUM this term.

 

Faculty of Science & Engineering

Course outline Science & Engineering

Unfortunately, we will not be running any Academic Writing workshops for FSE this term.

Academic grammar

Unfortunately, we will not be running any Academic Grammar workshops this term.

Course outline grammar

 

 

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 will run in intensive blocks over 4 days. Each block of workshops is identical: please choose one only. These are repeated classes that took place in Semester 2. 

Monday - Thursday, 23 May - 26 May

WYD1, 14:00 - 15:30, Register (1-3 workshops on campus, 4th workshop online)

WYD2, 16:00 - 17:30, Register (1-3 workshops on campus, 4th workshop online)

 

Monday - Monday, 30 May - 6 June (3 workshops, 2-day bank holiday, 4th workshop on Monday)

WYD3, 10:00 - 11:30, Register (1-3 workshops on campus, 4th workshop online)

WYD4, 14:00 - 15:30, Register (1-3 workshops on campus, 4th workshop online)

 

Monday - Thursday, 6 June - 9 June

WYD5, 11:00 - 12:30, Register (1-3 workshops on campus, 4th workshop online)

WYD6, 14:00 - 15:30, Register (1-3 workshops on campus, 4th workshop online)

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