Are you close to a full draft of your thesis? Does it resemble a baggy monster that needs taming? If so, this workshop is for you. Through activities and tutorials, you’ll learn techniques for getting your thesis into shape. By the end of the training, you’ll have a perfectly polished chapter and a clear strategy for tackling the rest of your thesis.

We’ll cover:

  • How much time do you need for editing?
  • What are your examiners looking for?
  • Academic writing conventions
  • Improving your thesis structure
  • Signposting your argument
  • Maintaining consistency, clarity and connections
  • Wrangling with grammar and style
  • Proofreading your own work
  • Soliciting and implementing feedback

You’ll also get the opportunity to receive feedback on your writing.

This training is aimed at late-stage PhD students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

What you'll get

  • A video-based course for you to follow at your own pace. You can come back at any time.
  • Downloadable worksheets
  • Live 90-minute webinar, including group activities and Q&A
  • Follow-up coaching emails to keep you on track
  • Links to further resources


"Not only have are the tools invaluable in themselves, I have a much clearer view of how long it will take to complete my thesis and can have a much more constructive and realistic conversation with my supervisors."

"I feel more confident about my progress to date and ability to complete on time and to my supervisors' satisfaction. I learned how to improve my writing and editing which made a noticeable difference in the editing sessions. Thank you!"

"Catherine delivered a great workshop - with advice and lessons seldom offered by other PhD training."


This course costs £1200 + VAT for up to 20 participants.

Participants will receive access to the course on receipt of a purchase order. We'll then arrange a date with you for the live webinar and make all the necessary technical arrangements. This is all managed by us, you just need to let us know the students' names and email addresses.

Please contact us if you'd like to book this training or if you have any questions.