Course GSNS Onboarding programme – workshop: Efficient writing for PhD students

ECTS: 0.5

Course leader: Sututhi Perrananthasivam

Language: English

Graduate school: Faculty of Natural Sciences

Course fee: 0.00 DKK

Status: Course is open for application

Semester: Spring 2024

Application deadline: 25/03/2024

Cancellation deadline: 25/03/2024

Course type: Classroom teaching

Start date: 08/04/2024

Administrator: Sututhi Perrananthasivam


This course is only for students enrolled at the Graduate School of Natural Sciences.

Name of workshop:
Efficient writing for PhD students


Course parameters:
Language: English

Time of year: Spring 2024

No. of contact hours/hours in total incl. preparation 5/1

Capacity limit: 50 participants


Workshop content:
At this course you will practice a number of writing tools that will make your daily writing practice more efficient.
There will also be time to write on your own text, so it is very important that you bring a computer and a text along that you are writing on.
This can be your PhD plan, an article, a protocol, a funding application, your thesis or even a more popular text.

Finally we will work with strategies to get writing done and plan your writing time even when you have many different obligations simultaneously.


09.00-10.30     Introduction, first writing exercise, share experiences & writing tools

10.30-10.45     Break with coffee and tea

10.45-12.00     Writing goals are shared in groups and first writing on your own text

12.00-12.45     Lunch – a selection of sandwiches

12.45-14.00     More writing tools and approaches

  • Different phases in writing
  • Rhetorical reading
  • ’Writing snacks’
  • Plan your writing – also in groups

14.00                 End of workshop


 Name of lecturer:
Mirjam Godskesen

Workshop format:
Presentations, facilitated work in groups, dialogue, individual reflection, etc.

Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2, 8000 Aarhus C, the Conference Center, building 1422, Preben Hornung Stuen

Deadline for registration: 25 March 2024

Please note that seats are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.


- For questions relating to the content of the workshop, please contact:

Mirjam Godskesen,


- For questions relating to administrative issues, e.g. registration or location, please contact:

PhD partner Sututhi Perrananthasivam,

PhD partner Mathilde Skarum-Johnsen,

Course dates:

  • 08 April 2024 09:00 - 14:00