How we support you

Research candidates need high-level, discipline-specific academic writing, research literacies and related skills. Most don't begin their candidature with all the research literacies they need. It's normal to to develop and refine your writing and other research skills during your candidature.

The Academic Literacy Coordinator’s role is to provide support for research candidates, through teaching, consultation, and resources. The table below summarises key resources and activities, and how you can access them.

Resources to help with writing

Workshops Real-time sessions which you can join online, on a range of topics, for example,
- Developing the literature review
- Overcoming procrastination
Throughout the year Join the Research Writing Resources site in Interact2 to receive announcements about upcoming events and check the professional development calendar.
Resources to help with writing Examples of research proposals, recommended books, links to useful online tools and guides, hand-outs, recorded workshops, and automatic email announcements of upcoming events. Anytime Join the Research Writing Resources site in Interact2 to receive announcements about upcoming events.
Shut Up & Write’, bootcamps and Mindful and Write sessions                     Regular online meetings for different purposes. Various times, weekly or monthly meetings Email Emmaline Lear for more information about joining or starting a group
Individual appointments Discuss your writing or other skills or strategies with the Academic Literacy Coordinator. Meetings may either include supervisors, or just the research candidate. Appointments can be made by phone, email, Skype or Zoom.Appointment times available each week Email Emmaline Lear

Research Writing Resources group

Research Writing Resources is a site in Interact2. Anyone who is a student or staff member can join.

To access these resources and receive automatic emails about upcoming workshops:

  1. Login to Interact2
  2. Click on Organisations in the top menu
  3. Look under My Organisations to see if you're already a member of Research Writing Resources
  4. If not, search Research Writing Resources
  5. Then hover over the title code (O-RWR) and a drop down arrow button will appear
  6. Click on this arrow and select enrol
  7. After this, it will show up in 'My Organisations' whenever you click 'Organisations'


Workshops are available throughout the year on a range of topics, including:

  • Structuring a literature review
  • Writing more clearly
  • Overcoming procrastination
  • Managing time
  • Presenting your work at a conference
  • and more.

Most workshops are online, so you can join from anywhere with a computer and internet connection.

Individual appointments

You can make an appointment to discuss your writing or other literacies or skills for your research candidature. You are welcome to attend with your supervisor if you would like to. Appointments can be Monday to Friday, online using Zoom or Skype. Phone appointments are also available

Request Appointment

Meetings and groups

We also hold regular research writing meetings and group sessions for different purposes. These are online and are at various times, usually weekly or monthly.

Shut Up & Write

'Shut Up & Write' meetings are held daily online.

Writing Bootcamps

Bootcamps are held once a month where we meet online as a group and spend an entire day writing and supporting each other. You can register for these via the Professional Development Calendar.

More information

If you have any questions, please contact Emmaline Lear.