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Researcher Development


Videos: Our videos cover the key writing milestones you might experience as a postgraduate student. Click the image to view on YouTube.

STEMM: First-Year Assessment

AHSS: First-Year Assessment

STEMM: Writing your Thesis



Guides: We particularly recommend these resources.

The Language Centre's suite of courses on Academic English is highly relevant even if you are a native English speaker, addressing topics such as argumentation, clarity in writing, and even procrastination.

Writing your Paper is an extensive guide by Taylor & Francis focused on publishing research articles. It addresses topics such as formatting, authorship and following journal guidelines as well as tips on writing different parts of the paper.

Academic English
Writing Your Paper

The University of Manchester's Academic Phrasebank is a highly useful resource aimed at non-native English speakers but relevant to all. Providing generic 'connecting' phrases organised by type - such as "signalling transitions", "describing trends" and "indicating caution" - it can provide inspiration for phrasing but also serve as a way to consider the organisation of your writing.

Academic Phrasebank



eBooks: These books may be useful to you if you are tackling specific writing tasks for the first time, or feel you would benefit from some language guidance focused on science research writing as a non-native speaker. All are available for free as eBooks via the University.

Science Writing for Non-Native Speakers
How to Write a Thesis
Writing for Academic Journals