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Paper Writing Workshop

  • Level: Short Course
  • Starting: May 2021
  • Study mode: Short Course (8 weeks)
  • Location: City Centre

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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.

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This course is open to International students

  • UK students
  • International students


Starting: May 2021

  • Mode
  • Duration
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Starting: May 2021

  • Mode
  • Duration
  • Fees

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.

Price list:

  • Early bird £550 available until 28/02/2021 (£595 thereafter)
  • £522 for PhD students 
  • For group registrations (more than 20) we provide 20% discount. Please send your enquiries for group registration to

Contact us

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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