Academic Language and Research Communication

FIT Academic language and research communication specialist support.

The Faculty of Information Technology has an academic language specialist, Julie Holden, who assists all Graduate Research students to develop their research communication skills. This service is customised to meet the discipline specific language needs of Graduate Research Students in the Faculty of IT. Assistance can be sought on the following topics.


  • Preparing for the written component of milestone reviews
  • Designing and structuring a thesis, exegesis, literature review, research paper or poster
  • Writing applications or documents related to your candidature
  • Self-editing and revising research communication i.e. cohesion and coherence
  • Using academic language and grammar e.g. verb tense, articles


  • Preparing for the oral component of milestone reviews
  • Preparing for conference, industry or specific audience presentations (e.g. 3MT)
  • Pronunciation and presentation practice

Workshop schedule for 2019

Individual consultations are provided for GR students in need of intensive support. You can receive feedback and advice on all aspects of written and spoken research communication. You should make individual appointments at least one week in advance and send a copy of your work by email the day prior to the consultation.

Julie Holden


Workshops and consultations are held at Caulfield and Clayton campuses.