5 October 2021 to 21 December 2021
Europe/Berlin timezone

At a basic level, a Ph.D. is about developing the skills of a professional academic researcher. However, without a set syllabus to follow, how do you develop those skills? In this course, we will focus on the vitally important and challenging key skills of writing in your second language.

You will explain the concepts and/or key parts of your research and then structure them in formal academic English.

Through active drafting and peer review and feedback, you will be able to produce clear and focused academic texts and present your research with improved levels of clarity and fluency.


This workshop  is part of the transferable skills portfolio of the PIER Education platform on the science campus Bahrenfeld/DESY.

The workshops are usually one-day courses for a maximum number of 12-15 participants and are offered once or twice a year. The trainers are carefully selected experts with many years of experience in teaching scientists. Some of the workshops are open for postdocs.

The workshops offered in the PIER Education Platform are a cooperation between the PIER Helmholtz Graduate School and its partner organisations and institutes Quantum Universe Research School QURS, the Collaborative Research Center SFB 925, The Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging CUI, the International Max Planck Research School for Ultrafast Imaging & Structural Dynamics IMPRS-UFAST, DASHH, the Centre for Structural Systems Biology CSSB, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory EMBL and HELIOS.



Dates: 12 afternoon sessions of 90 minutes: 05 October until 21 December 2021, 5:15-6:45pm, Online via Zoom

This course counts for 1 credit point (CP) in category C (key skills) of the PIER study programme.

There is an open survey.