Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Academic writing

Resources designed to support postgraduate level academic writing skills: Writing a First Year Report independent study course, and Writing Up Qualitative Research independent study course.

Writing a first year report

This independent study course for first year research students may help you prepare for writing a first year report.

It covers:

  • the introduction
  • literature review
  • objectives
  • report on progress
  • future plans
  • references

Please download the pack at the English Language Education study materials webpage (please scroll down the page to find it):

Writing up a first year report (secured)


Writing up qualitative research

This independent self study pack is aimed at Postgraduate Researchers working on a qualitative thesis who have completed their data collection and analysis and are at the stage of writing up.

The units available for download are: