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

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

  • Level Short Course
  • Study mode Short Course
  • Location City Centre
  • Award N/A
  • Start date November 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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Studying with us during the Covid-19 pandemic

The University has put in place measures in response to Covid-19 to allow us to safely deliver our courses. Should the impact of the pandemic continue in future years, any additional or alternative arrangements put in place by the University will be in accordance with the latest government public health advice, health and safety legislation, and the terms and conditions of the student contract.

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The University reserves the right to increase fees in line with inflation based on the Retail Prices Index or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament up to a maximum of five per cent.

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Paper Writing Workshop


Course fees: £695.00

Course Date: 1/11/2023-20/12/2023

Paper Writing Workshop for PhD Students Only


Course fees: £660.00

Course Date: 1/11/2023-20/12/2023

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

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As a student in the School of Computing and Digital Technology, you will have access to our labs, software, professional sound studios, computer games labs and industry-standard facilities to develop your practical skills in audio, video and multimedia application development, content creation and more.

We are currently undertaking a £340 million investment programme in our facilities, including a major expansion of our City Centre Campus. This includes our brand new £70 million development, STEAMhouse, which will be the new home to Computing and Digital Technology students. This state-of-the-art centre will give you access to outstanding facilities and equipment, as well as opportunities to collaborate with businesses across multiple sectors and work on real industry-based projects.

Our facilities in Millennium Point have undergone a £6.5million investment with a new maker area, engineering labs/equipment and IT equipment.

Thanks to our partnerships with Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle, Juniper, SAS and LPI you will have access to the latest technology and facilities that reflect advanced professional practice. Our students also have access to software such as the Adobe Suite including Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.

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