MNHS Communication Skills Development

MNHS Library: Communication Skills Development

The Faculty is committed in providing high quality support to our PhD students and supervisors. In keeping with this, we have been working in collaboration with the Library and English Connect to develop a suite of offerings designed to facilitate and enhance the writing and communication skills of our PhD students.

The suite of library offerings on offer are categorised below:

  • MNHS Library Programs
    • Thesis/Publication Writing Group (semester long, with reserved places for referrals)
    • Intensive Writing Course for Science Communication(semester long, with reserved places for referrals)
    • One-on-One consultations
  • MNHS Library Workshops
    • Reflective Writing
    • Writing an Effective Literature Review
    • Maximise your Research Impact
    • Integrating Endnote & Covidence for Systematic Reviews
    • Systematic Literature Searching Techniques
    • Managing Information Overload & Developing Critical Thinking
    • Choosing Where & How to Publish

You may also register for the following programs run by English Connect:

  • Let’s Chat!
  • Speaking Workshops
  • Grammar Workshops
  • Peer Support

Together these activities provide support to graduate research students with improving writing skills, engaging with research and presenting research. We would particularly like to highlight two of the MNHS Library Sessions above, which are semester-long activities and run in each semester, aimed at building and refining written communication skills especially targeted at thesis writing:

  • Thesis/Publication Writing Group (NEW for 2019; run fortnightly)
  • Intensive Writing Course for Science Communication (run weekly)

Importantly, these semester-long activities will include “reserved places” for PhD students who have been specifically referred by their supervisor/s as needing extra support (recommendation can also be via a panel milestone review recommendation). We strongly encourage supervisors to make note of this specialised service for current and future students.

For any enquiries, please email: med-research.degrees@monash.edu