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.

Graduate School Advice Clinics in March

Due to popular demand we are pleased to be able to offer further dates for advice sessions to take place in March.

If you would like to meet confidentially with a member of the Graduate School team to discuss issues you have relating to your postgraduate study at King’s, please book yourself an appointment during one of the following dates, using our Eventbrite pages.

  • Friday 7 March, 9.30am – 13.00pm, The Graduate School, Room 5.24, Waterloo Bridge Wing, Waterloo Campus – book your appointment HERE
  • Thursday 13 March, 13.00pm – 16.30pm, The Graduate School, Room 5.24, Waterloo Bridge Wing, Waterloo Campus – book your appointment HERE

Clinics are open to all students with an interest in postgraduate study at King’s, regardless of whether or not you are a current student, but please ensure that you use the Eventbrite pages to book.

Graduate School Advice Clinics in February

Following on from the success of our advice clinics in January (details here), we are pleased to provide you with further dates for sessions to take place in February.

If you would like to meet confidentially with a member of the Graduate School team to discuss issues you have relating to your postgraduate study at King’s, please book yourself an appointment during one of the following dates, using our Eventbrite pages.

  • Monday 17 February, 9.30am – 13.00pm, Compass @ Macadam, B1 Macadam Building, Strand Campus – book your appointment HERE
  • Wednesday 19 February, 9.30am – 13.00pm, Compass @ The Academic Centre, 1st Floor Henriette Raphael House, Guy’s Campus – book your appointment HERE

CHANGES to appointments for Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellows

Notice for students who have arranged to see a Royal Literary Fund (RLF) Writing Fellow about writing advice. 

Owing to a family bereavement, our RLF fellow – Hilary Davies will be unable to see researchers until w/c 24th February. For details about the rearrangement of appointments, please go to: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/school/RDP/one-to-one-support/writing.aspx

Free, confidential one-to-one advice sessions on your writing

Would you like help in:

  • Improving your written work
  • Polishing your prose style
  • Planning large writing projects
  • Revising written work

If so, our Royal Literary Fund Fellows will be on hand to guide you.

The King’s Graduate School hosts two Royal Literary Fund (RLF) Fellows – Jennifer Potter and Hilary Davies – who 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. They are an excellent resource for postgraduate research students and postdoctoral researchers who wish to improve and refine their writing skills.

Sessions for this term are currently still available so, to make the most of their expertise, arrange a meeting with one of them now.

More information on our RLF Fellows can be found at: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/school/RDP/one-to-one-support/RLFbio.pdf.

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.