This workshop is part of WriteFest 2021. More information can be found here.

Please note that this course is run over two days, attendance is required on both days: 29 & 30 November 2021: 10:00 – 11:30

Highly recommended for: early career researchers in Engineering and Design who would like to learn how to plan and write a high quality research paper

If you are a postgraduate student, please book onto this course here.

Writing a research paper is often called the ‘gold standard’ of academic publishing – and the better the quality of your paper, the greater its contribution to building your career and creating impact in the wider world. But starting to write research papers early in your academic career can seem like a formidable challenge.

This workshop aims to make that process easier. Reporting your research as a publishable paper involves ‘packaging’ your research in a form that is enticing to publishers, reviewers and ultimately, to your target readers. This workshop considers how to do that. It will offer tools and techniques to help you plan and carry out the writing of a paper. The workshop will also help demystify publishing and peer review processes with the overall intent of increasing your chances of being published successfully.

By the end of the workshop you should be able, or better able, to:

  • choose a journal for your publication, matched to your interests and aspirations
  • write a research article in an appropriate style, well matched to journal, type of article, purpose and audience
  • devise an appropriate title for your article and write an enticing abstract
  • engage with the publication process to meet publisher’s expectations
  • handle feedback constructively


“This workshop was excellent and really valuable information was shared. Would strongly recommend”
Very good workshop with important key points highlighted for new researchers to take into account when writing a research paper.”


Dr Trevor Day is a writing specialist, with a research and teaching background in science and social sciences. He is author of Success in Academic Writing (Palgrave Macmillan) and has written many books, research articles, review papers, and newspaper and magazine articles, in different genres.

This session is managed by Researcher Development, contact with any queries.

A record of your attendance will be uploaded to iTrent for staff development purposes. Please indicate in the ‘Specific Requirements’ box when booking if you do not wish for your attendance to be uploaded to iTrent.

How to write a research paper: in engineering and design

Date(s) - 29/11/2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Not applicable – WEBINAR

Event Speaker/Organiser: Trevor Day
Course Code: RDP-TD-001
Topic: Writing & Publishing; WriteFest 2021
Curriculum Transformation: N/A
Bath Blend: N/A
Digital Capability: N/A
Target Audience: Staff who research

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