Academic Writing

Our academic writing workshops are specialised for each Faculty, to provide you with the particular support you need to write successfully. Each workshop is delivered across four sessions covering key topics such as writing with academic style, organising your ideas and explaining your position.

Academic Writing is delivered as a short course of four workshops.

Please visit our Which School/Faculty am I in? guide if you're unsure of which Faculty of the University your course is in.

Writing your Dissertation

Our dissertation writing workshops and self-study materials support you to succeed in writing your dissertation by focusing on the key components of dissertation preparation.

Writing your Dissertation is delivered as a short course of four workshops.

You may also wish to look at the academic grammar and speaking workshops we offer.

PhD candidates should visit the Workshops for PhD candidates page.

Faculty of Humanities

For students in Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS) / School of Social Sciences (SoSS) / School of Arts, Languages and Cultures (SALC)

All workshops are on campus.

Course outline: Academic writing workshops - Faculty of Humanities

Surface and Depth

  • Tuesday, 4pm - 5:30pm (31 Jan, 7 Feb, 14 Feb, 21 Feb)

Master’s students should enrol onto course unit UCAE97050 in My Manchester Course Unit Selector

Undergraduate students should enrol onto course unit UCAE91050 in My Manchester Course Unit Selector

 

Making Meaning

  • Wednesday, 2pm - 3:30pm (1 Feb, 8 Feb, 15 Feb, 22 Feb)

Master’s students should enrol onto course unit UCAE97060 in My Manchester Course Unit Selector. 

Undergraduate students should enrol onto course unit UCAE91060 in My Manchester Course Unit Selector

 

View our 'How to enrol' guidance for instructions on how to find and enrol onto your course. 

 

For students in School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED)

Course outline: Academic Success Programme - School of Environment, Education and Development

Writing an Assignment

  • Wednesday, 4pm - 5:30pm (1 Feb, 8 Feb, 15 Feb, 22 Feb)

Master’s students should enrol onto course unit UCAE97090 in My Manchester Course Unit Selector

Undergraduate students should enrol onto course unit UCAE91090 in My Manchester Course Unit Selector

 

Expressing Criticality in an Assignment

  • Thursday, 4pm - 5:30pm (2 Feb, 9 Feb, 16 Feb, 23 Feb)

Master’s students should enrol onto course unit UCAE97100 in My Manchester Course Unit Selector

Undergraduate students should enrol onto course unit UCAE91100 in My Manchester Course Unit Selector

 

View our 'How to enrol' guidance for instructions on how to find and enrol onto your course. 

Faculty of Science and Engineering

All workshops are on campus.

Course outline: Academic writing workshops - Faculty of Science and Engineering

Substance and Style

  • Tuesday, 4pm - 5:30pm (31 Jan, 7 Feb, 14 Feb, 21 Feb)

Master’s students should enrol onto course unit UCAE97070 in My Manchester Course Unit Selector.

Undergraduate students should enrol onto course unit UCAE91070 in My Manchester Course Unit Selector

Text and Meaning

TBC

Master’s students should enrol onto course unit UCAE97080 in My Manchester Course Unit Selector

Undergraduate students should enrol onto course unit UCAE91080 in My Manchester Course Unit Selector

 

View our 'How to enrol' guidance for instructions on how to find and enrol onto your course. 

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

All workshops are on campus.

Course outline: Academic writing workshops - Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health

Substance and Style

  • Tuesday, 4pm - 5:30pm (31 Jan, 7 Feb, 14 Feb, 21 Feb)

Master’s students should enrol onto course unit UCAE97030 in My Manchester Course Unit Selector.

Undergraduate students should enrol onto course unit UCAE91030 in My Manchester Course Unit Selector.

Text and Meaning

TBC

Master’s students should enrol onto course unit UCAE97040 in My Manchester Course Unit Selector

Undergraduate students should enrol onto course unit UCAE91040 in My Manchester Course Unit Selector

View our 'How to enrol' guidance for instructions on how to find and enrol onto your course. 

Writing your dissertation

All workshops are online. The same materials and topics are covered in each set of workshops.

Writing your Dissertation

Course outline: Writing your Dissertation

DayTimeDates
Monday 4pm - 5:30pm 13 Feb, 20 Feb, 27 Feb, 6 Mar (ONLINE)
Tuesday 4pm - 5:30pm 14 Feb, 21 Feb, 28 Feb, 7 Mar (ONLINE)
Wednesday 11:30am - 1:00pm 15 Feb, 22 Feb, 1 Mar, 8 Mar (ONLINE)
Wednesday 2pm - 3:30pm 15 Feb, 22 Feb, 1 Mar, 8 Mar (ONLINE)
Wednesday 4pm - 5:30pm 15 Feb, 22 Feb, 1 Mar, 8 Mar (ONLINE)

Master’s students should enrol onto course unit UCAE97110 in My Manchester Course Unit Selector

Undergraduate students should enrol onto course unit UCAE91110 in My Manchester Course Unit Selector

View our 'How to enrol' guidance for instructions on how to find and enrol onto your course.