Thesis Writing Group

a group of students sitting around the round table

Doing a research degree can be challenging, as well as exhilarating, experience. The essential part of a successful doctorate is creating a habit of writing regularly.

The art of writing the PhD thesis revolves around the notion of successfully conveying your argument, particularly when introducing novel and innovative ideas. Doctoral students are not only asked to analyse the literature underpinning their research, but also critically engage with those sources and where needed, challenge them. In other words, doctorate students need to write a lot and to be successful they need to start writing early.

The feedback received from students shows that writing often becomes a problem, sometimes because you may have been out of education for some time or you are used to writing for different audiences. Writing regularly may seem like an insurmountable challenge, especially if you have to fit it in around a busy schedule or when the procrastination kicks in. We recognise that doctoral study may often feel like a lone journey, where there is just you, your computer and your project.

This is why we decided to set up a Thesis Writing Group. This is a safe space for you to come, meet fellow students, share your ideas and concerns, but first and foremost write your thesis.

  • When: every Wednesday from 10am to 12pm
  • Where: TM1-01, 1st floor Roding building, Yellow Zone, Holloway campus and remotely via Microsoft Teams
  • How to join: just come along to TM1-01 or to join remotely (join via MS Teams or contact Research and Postgraduate Office to be added to the team)

The group is open to all postgraduate research students. All you need to bring with you is your laptop or something to write.

We hope you will be able to join us.

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