Monday, 5 December 2016

Writing and Communication - Support Services for Graduate Research Students

Writing and communication are not only essential aspects of the graduate research student training process, but are skills for life.

Monash University provides a range of workshops and online resources to support students with writing and oral communication of research. Below we provide a list of support programs available should you need further development of these skill sets. 

Monash Graduate Education - Graduate Researcher Development
Monash Graduate Education deliver professional development training modules and workshops to assist with writing and communication. Key training modules can be found under the learning domains – Research Essentials and Publishing, Communication and Dissemination. To see a current list of these activities please click here

English Connect
English Connect provides specifically tailored programs. These have been developed in consultation with international students to ensure that they cover those areas most relevant to student needs. For more information on programs designed to improve reading, writing and conversational skills please visit:

Monash University Library
Librarians and learning skills advisers work closely with Faculties to provide a range of services to improve research and learning skills that are discipline specific. For more information please visit:
For a list of workshops currently available, please visit:
Professional Editing Assistance
If you are planning to use a professional editor for your thesis, please see the Guidelines for Editing Research Theses, which form part of the Australian Standards for Editing Practices.

Where a thesis or dissertation is to have input from a professional editor, the student must obtain written permission from the main supervisor. The student should supply the editor a copy of this permission, along with the thesis or manuscript for editing. For more information, please see section 7.1 of the Doctoral Degrees Handbook:

The Monash Postgraduate Association (MPA) has a detailed guide of thesis proof reading services, which contains a list of proof-readers and editors:

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