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Academic Writing Workshops (Co-developing STEM-related papers for publication)

Developing and writing a research paper has been proposed as a challenging task in academia and industry....

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  • Level Short Course
  • Study mode Short Course
  • Location City Centre
  • Award N/A
  • Start date May 2022
  • School School of Computing and Digital Technology
  • Faculty Faculty of Computing, Engineering and The Built Environment


Developing and writing a research paper has been proposed as a challenging task in academia and industry. This workshop has been designed as a response to mitigate this challenge by providing an opportunity to learn how to write a paper for publication, how to convert research ideas, project output, organisation achievements and research progress into a research paper in collaboration with other peers, identified during the workshop and prepare a high-quality paper for publication.

Why should you attend this course?

The workshop helps you to learn how to publish a research paper, initiate ideas, start to write, and prepare the first draft of the paper during the workshop. Moreover, the workshop facilitates several sessions for participants to help each other getting their research works published, by sharing their research experiences, implementing the learnings from the workshop, and getting support from their tutor. The target is to (nearly) submit at least one research paper per group at the end of the workshop.

The workshop sessions helps you to comprehend the meaning and identification of research gap, research question, aim, objectives, novelty, contribution, and so on. The course also provides an assistance to structure a research paper, do a literature review, primary research, data generation, analysis, and reporting techniques, discussion of your findings, choosing venue for publication, and in fact everything required to know and implement to publish a paper from start to end.

The course is also benefited from LEGO® Serious Play methodology to maximise interaction among participants for initiation, facilitation of sharing research ideas with metaphors, and structuring the problems for further research on the generated topics.

Who should attend this course?

The workshop will be useful for anyone who wish to publish, regardless of having done it before or not. You should particularly attend the workshop if,

  • You have an idea to write a paper but do not know how to start? Where to submit? How to write academically?
  • You have finished a project and would like to publish the outcome?
  • You want to share your thinking with wider audiences?
  • You want to publish your progress in a project?
  • You want to contribute to research section of your organisation?
  • You are a PhD researcher but have not published a paper yet.
  • You have done a research for your Master or bachelor degree dissertation but have not published it yet.
  • You are interested in doing a research and want to have publications in your profile

Course Overview:

The main course is delivered in 8 weeks, comprising 4 workshop sessions (3 hours per week) and 4 group meetings (1 hour per week with tutors and 1 hour per week with members). There is also an optional three months support from tutor, including weekly discussion meetings and guidance until the paper is fully published. You will have an opportunity to bring specific challenges of your project into the course to be discussed and resolved.

STEM refers to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

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This course is open to International students.

Fees & How to Apply

Please read the Terms and Conditions before proceeding

Paper Writing Workshop


Course fees: £695.00

Course Date: 03/05/2022 - 21/06/2022

Paper Writing Workshop for PhD Students Only


Course fees: £660.00

Course Date: 03/05/2022 - 21/06/2022

Please note, BCU reserves the right to postpone or cancel the course or booking where the course is full or there are insufficient people booked onto the course. For further details please see Clause 8 of the Terms and Conditions before booking

Facilities and Staff

Our Facilities

We are constantly investing in our estate and are currently in the process of spending £340 million on new learning facilities. This course will be taught at Millennium Point at the City Centre Campus.

As a student at the School of Computing and Digital Technology, you have access to networked laboratories equipped to industry standards and running the latest software, giving you the best possible introduction to the technologies you will encounter in the world of work.

Dedicated facilities are provided for systems analysis, computer networks, programming in a wide range of languages, artificial intelligence, modelling and visual programming, e-commerce and .net environments, and business intelligence, as well as supporting the application areas of mechatronics, games technology, electronics and computer forensics.

Computer networking

The laboratories are well-equipped for all our computer networking courses, as well as specialist areas for practical work such as voice-over internet protocol (VoIP), forensic and ethical hacking technologies, wireless and mobile technologies and radio frequency identification technologies to name but a few.

Software development and computer programming

There are a number of open access, software development and computer programming
laboratories that can be used to develop systems and programmes, including database management systems such as MySQL, to name but a few.

Systems laboratories

Our embedded systems laboratories are used to develop real-time systems, such as specialist hardware training and development resources, and industrial-standard software development and simulation tools. These include microcontroller software and robotics design and development, to name but a few.

Electronic Systems

Electronic systems

To underpin the basic principles of electronic systems, we have a well-equipped laboratory of general and specialist test and measurement kits, including powered prototyping development boards, dual power supplies, frequency generators and counters and digital multi-meters to name but a few.

Forensic computing

Our successful development of forensic computing has led to a specialist forensics laboratory that is fully equipped with essential hardware and software for this sensitive area of study. The laboratory includes high-spec PC’s with built-in multi interface Tableau write blockers, EnCase and FTK computer forensic software and steganography detection and analysis software, to name but a few.

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Our staff

Dr Vahid Javidroozi

Senior Research Fellow in Smart City Systems Engineering

Dr. Vahid Javidroozi is a Senior Research Fellow, currently working on various research projects and bids, including a business process-centric framework for smart cities, so-called "FABS", developed during his PhD research, by applying a combination of systems engineering, systems thinking, and critical realism principles; Governance for city process change, smart building, IOT for smart city, smart building, BPR for smart manufacturing, Real-Time Service Provisions in Urban Computing Environment, city process modelling, Global Partnership for Digital Transformation and sustainable cities, Educational process transformation during pandemic, and other research projects related to smart cities, Business Process Change (BPC), digital transformation, and systems integration.

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