COMS9001: Communication skills for research students

Do you need help with your research communication skills? Want to attend a regular course with other students and develop your communication skills while working on your research proposal, draft thesis or publication? Why not join COMS9001?

The topic assists postgraduate research students, from all disciplines, to improve their written and oral communication skills within the context of their study.  It develops students’ academic communication skills at an advanced level within the specific context of their course of study. The subjects covered include linguistic features of academic communication, syntax and idiom; structure and argument; research genres such as literature reviews and research proposals; academic publishing; editing and peer review. Students will gain experience in editing their own and their peers’ work.

The topic is available for HDR students from their second semester of study, but students at later levels of research will also find it useful. It is a 12 week topic, offered online in Semester 1 and on campus in Semester 2 (2 hours per week). It carries no additional cost to enrolled HDR students.


Semester 1 2024 Semester 2 2014
Online, 29 Feb – 30 May In person, 23 Jul – 23 Oct
Thursdays 10am – 12pm Tuesdays 9am – 11am or Wednesdays  10am-12pm

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