Would you like to write clearly, fluently and professionally?

Following the success of hosting Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellows in the Graduate School for the past three years, we are delighted to welcome Hilary Davies and Michelle Lovric for the 2014-15 session. Hilary and Michelle will provide free, confidential one-to-one advice sessions for postgraduate research students and postdoctoral research staff, and can help with a very diverse set of writing skills, including: thesis organisation and structure; accurate grammar; correct use of idiom and register; punctuation; fluent academic style; summary skills; literature reviews; job applications; abstracts; presentations; research articles and submission for publication; overcoming writer’s block; and more. They will also recommend useful websites, courses, publications and professional organisations where needed.

Our RLF Fellows are able to offer one-to-one tutorials of between 1 and 1 ½ hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday every week during term time. Based in the Waterloo Bridge Wing of the Franklin Wilkins Building, they are keen to help students and researchers from any discipline, and are an excellent resource for postgraduate research students and postdoctoral researchers who wish to improve and refine their writing skills. Their service is entirely confidential, and anyone interested in drawing on their expertise as professional writers should email them at Hilary.Davies@kcl.ac.ukand  michelle.lovric@kcl.ac.uk  to arrange an appointment.

Hilary Davies will also be running two courses within the Researcher Development Programme this academic year: ‘How to Construct an Argument’ and ‘Leadership Skills for Research Students’. Please see the RDP brochureor go on to SkillsForge for details and how to book.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Graduate School’s Researcher Development Unit at gradtrain@kcl.ac.uk.