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First-year doctoral seminar

The first-year doctoral seminar will form the core of your training, as the forum in which you will meet and get to know the other students in your cohort. It is a series of weekly meetings, running over three terms, at which beginning PhD students discuss the stages of research which will lead them towards a successful Confirmation Document.

Topics include Studying the Structure of a Research Article, Research Design in Linguistics, Designing a Poster, Writing an Abstract, Writing an Introduction, Data Collection. The sessions are interactive: for example, students critically discuss samples of each other’s writing.

At the end of the first term, we have a mini-conference at which you will present your research topic to the rest of the group. You can expect to receive questions from the floor and written feedback from the facilitator.

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