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Our courses help researchers of all levels write more efficiently and effectively, and build speaking skills that mean they can enjoy inspiring others as they present their research.

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Quality Papers: how to write papers that can be published in your target journals


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You enjoy research, but writing papers is either scary or just takes too long. You are under pressure to 'get published' in high ranking journals, but daily commitments mean you haven't got patches of undistubed hours in your diary.

Quality Papers provides a process that can help you write with greater speed and confidence, at the same time as increasing your chance of getting published in your target journal. The course gives strategies for getting the best from your co-authors and streamlining thinking, writing and editing.

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Conference abstracts and Posters


You are in the middle of some good research and want to tell colleagues. Taking a poster to an academic conference is an excellent way of displaying your work and networking. But what makes a good poster? How do you make it so that it attracts people, without looking silly? How much information should you put on it? What should you do about colours and fonts? How do you get the spot you want in a conference? This course will answer all these questions - and so much more.

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Speaking with confidence


Do you wish you could perform better when you stand and speak in front of colleagues and competitors? In short courses, or through mentoring, we can help boost your confidence. We can help you prepare, plan and practice so that your mind can be more on the content than the performance when you are on the 'stage'.

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Planning and writing your thesis


Are you half way through your PhD or Masters course and beginning to wonder how you will ever collect your ideas into a thesis? Or are you coming towards the end of your grant and in need of advice on how to make the best use of limited time?

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Writing targeted grant proposals


Winning a grant is not easy, and grant writing always carries a distinct element of risk. It is, however, an essential part of academic life. This course helps participants improve their chance of succes by carefully targeting the right funding body with the right ideas. It shows how to develop an efficient grant-writing process that can minimise the time taken and leave you free to get on with your work, or write another grant.

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Peer review with purpose


You have published a few papers, and now journal editors have started asking you to help them out by reviewing other people's submissions. You will be aware that peer review is a critical part of academic life, but also fraught with difficulties.

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Writing science for the public


Publically funded science requires public excitement in science. This can be enabled if scientists can introduce the public to some of the complexities, uncertainties and possibilities of science using normal language and formats. For academic scientists, this is not always easy. Having spent years developing writing that conforms to academic styles and structures, communicating outside their immediate peer-group requires a rethink.

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Writing books: Message, Structure and Market


Are you hoping to write a book? You have your basic ideas and loads of information, and now need to organise them so that the book flows well, has no repetition and misses out none of the important points.

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