Structuring Argument – Dr Richard Hinchcliffe – 18th April 2013 – 14.00 – 16.00

argument1This session aims to raise your awareness in relation to argument in thesis and report writing.
We will consider:

  • What is an argument?
  • Why do you need argument in your work?
  • How to critique the argument of others
  • How to construct effective arguments yourself.

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Previous participants for this session have said:

Excellent and was an eye-opener; excellent, engaging speaker.

It will aid my research greatly here in Liverpool

Enjoyed the whole session.

Starting Writing – Alan Greaves 18th April 2013 – 10.00 -12.00

writers blockWriter’s Block affects everyone from time to time. Sometimes you can’t write; sometimes you can’t finish! This seminar will give you insight into your personal blocks and give you tips and ideas to get you writing.

Dr Alan Greaves is a Senior Lecturer in Archaeology and a National Teaching Fellow.

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Copyright and your Thesis: Seminar for PhD candidates

Research student seminar

Wednesday 17th April, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Taylor Room, Sydney Jones Library

– Do you have difficulty understanding copyright?
– Are you a PGR student pursuing a PhD, MPhil or Higher Degree?
– Have you registered with the University of Liverpool on or after 1st August, 2008?
– Are you a PGR student who wants to understand copyright or place your thesis online?

If you can answer ‘yes’ to any of the above questions then attendance on this course is essential.

The Copyright and your Thesis seminar provides guidance on the copyright issues you need to consider when you are preparing your PGR thesis. Ideally, you should attend this course before you start to collect your research but it will also be helpful to you if you have to attend it at a later stage.

Most PGR students are required to deposit their thesis in the University of Liverpool Research Archive (UoLRA). The UoLRA is a freely available online service. Therefore, unless you have a good reason why you need to restrict access to your thesis, it will be available worldwide. This is good for you because your thesis will be more widely available, thereby helping to raise your profile. However, it also means that you need to ensure that you request permission to use any material that you do not own so you can make your thesis available in the Research Archive.

Come to this informative course to receive guidance on what you need to consider about copyright. Places are limited and must be booked in advance. REGISTER to book your place.

This event relates to the Personal Effectiveness, Research Governance and Organisation and Engagement, Influence and Impact domains of the Researcher Development Framework.

Note that attendance at this session grants attendees exemption from component 3 of the compulsory LIBR001 / LIBR002 training modules for humanities and social sciences PhD candidates.