PhD Student Support

PhD Drop-ins

If you have follow-up questions related to the English for PhD workshops or would like to chat about writing your PhD or presenting at conferences you can book a meeting with Dr Gosia (Malgorzata) Drewniok by emailing mdrewniok@lincoln.ac.uk

 

 

 

 


Drop-in Sessions (Generic)

We also run daily generic drop-in sessions to help students with English, find out more on our Drop-in Sessions page: elc.lincoln.ac.uk/drop-in-sessions


Grammar Clinic

If you have a persistent grammar problem or would like to improve your understanding of a particular grammatical area then visit our Grammar Clinic page: elc.lincoln.ac.uk/grammar-clinic


English for PhD Workshops – 2020-21
Standalone workshops for International/EU PhD students
Aligned with the workshops offered by the Doctoral School

If you have ideas for workshops on topics not listed below, please email Gosia (Malgorzata) Drewniok, Head of ELC, who runs the workshops and who will be happy to develop more topics: mdrewniok@lincoln.ac.uk

Registration for English for PhD workshops will be via the Doctoral School website.
(To see all the workshops offered by the Doctoral School to all PhD students at Lincoln: View Here)

Writing Literature Reviews for International Students

Wednesday 10th March 2021
10:00-12:00
(UK/GMT time)


In this session, we will look at how literature reviews are written in English. This will include useful vocabulary, reporting verbs, and other phrases. We will look at extracts from real-life doctoral literature reviews, and discuss what you need to do in yours. You will have a chance to ask questions and bring your own work.

 

Writing Discussions & Conclusions for International Students

Thursday 25th March 2021
10:00-12:00
(UK/GMT time)


This session will focus on the Discussions and Conclusion chapters. We will look at useful vocabulary and grammar to express your analysis and conclusions. We will also consider how to refer to previous chapters. Extracts from real-life theses will be used as examples. You will be able to ask questions about your own work.

 

Writing About Methods for International Students
(Repeat from November 2020)

Wednesday 12th May 2021
10:00-12:00
(UK/GMT time)


This session will focus on writing the methodology chapter. We will look at the language used to present and discuss your chosen methods, including useful vocabulary and grammar. Extracts from real-life PhD methodologies will be used. You will also be able to ask questions and bring your own work.


Previous Workshops:

In this section you can find information about our courses and workshops that we have run in the past and may run in future, please check each term for what is running higher up on this page.

Registration for English for PhD workshops will be via the Doctoral School website: Click Here

For all the workshops offered by the Doctoral School to ALL PhD students at Lincoln, see: Link

Wednesday 12th May 2021 – 10:00-12:00 (repeat from November 2020)

This session will focus on writing the methodology chapter. We will look at the language used to present and discuss your chosen methods, including useful vocabulary and grammar. Extracts from real-life PhD methodologies will be used. You will also be able to ask questions and bring your own work.

Thursday 18th February 2021 – 10:00-12:00

In this session we will focus on the Results / Findings chapter of the thesis. We will look at the best ways of representing your findings and how to refer to them in your writing. You will learn useful vocabulary and grammar, and analyse extracts from real-life thesis chapters. You will be able to ask questions and bring your own work.

Thursday 25th March 2021 – 10:00-12:00

This session will focus on the Discussions and Conclusion chapters. We will look at useful vocabulary and grammar to express your analysis and conclusions. We will also consider how to refer to previous chapters. Extracts from real-life theses will be used as examples. You will be able to ask questions about your own work.

Wednesday 27 January 2021 – 10:00-12:00

This workshop complements the ‘Giving a Paper at a Conference’ and the ‘Writing Conference Presentations / Papers’ workshops, and it is aimed at students for whom English is not the first language. In this session, you will learn how to give a conference presentation in English. We will cover useful language – vocabulary, grammar structures, as well as useful signposting. You will also learn techniques to maintain your audience’s attention and to emphasize your points. There will be an opportunity to practise and to ask any questions about your own conference presentations.

Friday 12th February 2021 – 10:00-12:00

In this workshop you will learn how to write conference papers and what language to use to make your work accessible to a wider audience. Useful vocabulary and practical tips will be given. You will be expected to bring your notes or drafts of your own conference papers to this session.