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.
Who to contact
- Shayne Sloggett
Doctoral Seminar Coordinator