Tell Me About Your Research #1: So You Want to Start Writing?

Date & Time

Tuesday, 03 December 2019
09:00 to 12:00


Thea Koerner House, 6371 Crescent Road, Point Grey Campus

Offered by

Graduate Pathways to Success and the Postdoctoral Fellows Office

Registration Opens

Monday, 25 November 2019 - 9:00am

This session is one of four being offered by Simon Clews. To register for other sessions in this series, please see:

So You Want to Start Writing? Getting going and the nuts and bolts of writing

You’ve got the ideas, you’re doing the research and now you want to start spreading the message. But how do you get started? This session looks at the basics of communicating your academic ideas to the rest of the world as a writer in non-specialist, commercial publications. We’ll look at how to write – literally where, when and how – what writing styles, practices and habits you need to develop, some of the more technical, grammatical aspects and even the ‘nasties’ like writer’s block (not that we really believe in this!). We’ll also examine the idea of ‘strip-mining’ your research for great stories to tell and how to ‘sell’ those stories to the right publications. You’ll come out of this workshop with a whole new approach to your writing and a bit of a plan for where you need to go next. 

Registration Information

General registration opens on Monday, November 25 at 9:00 am.

Priority will be given to UBC graduate students registered in the current academic session. After registering, you will receive confirmation and additional event details within 2 business days at the e-mail associated with your account. If you experience any difficulty using the online registration tool, please e-mail us at


If you have a disability or medical condition that may affect your full participation in the event, please email, 604-827-4578, well in advance of the event.