Supporting Doctoral Writing

Supporting Doctoral Writing

For doctoral supervisors

To be confirmed

14:00 - 16:00

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Academic writing is not a compulsory learning element in doctoral education, and many PGRs struggle to understand the academic expectations of doctoralness. The role of the supervisor in their writing development is particularly significant and this session will explore the challenges and opportunities for those supporting doctoral researchers’ writing. In the light of concerns about timely completion and the wellbeing of our PGRs, the workshop will help supervisors to reflect on their practice and to develop a structured approach to writing groups for our PGRs, promoting the value and importance of early writing and structured writing.

The workshop will:

  1. Provide an opportunity to share and reflect on experiences of supervision, both successful and unsuccessful;
  2. Encourage participants to evaluate their research supervision practices in the context of current scholarship and debate about doctoral education;
  3. Share expertise and identify measures for creating a productive and supportive supervisory practice within their areas.

Who might attend?

The workshop is suitable for supervisors who want to encourage effective doctoral writing for individual PGRs or within cohorts.

For more information contact DoctoralAcademy@ljmu.ac.uk