Communications / Writing Training Programme

Communications / Writing Training Programme for PhD Students

As part of the transferrable skills training programme at NTU, the Graduate College in collaboration with disciplinary colleges and other campus organizations, has established the Communications/Writing Training for PhD students.

This programme aims to better prepare our PhD students with the writing skills for their research publications/thesis and with the oral communications skills for effective oral presentations. The programme consists of three components, two compulsory and one optional, to be fully implemented for PhD students admitted in the AY2019-2020 and beyond.

The three components of the Programme 

1. Compulsory.  All PhD students must complete one of the communications courses of 39 training hours.

Below is the list of communication courses available:

Communication Course

Recommended for

BR8341 Writing for Research & PublicationNBS postgraduates
BR8351 Academic Writing as CraftCoHASS, IGP postgraduates and NBS postgraduates
HWG705 Academic Writing In The Humanities & Social SciencesCoHASS and IGP postgraduates pre QE
HWG706 Publishing In The Humanities & Social Sciences CoHASS and IGP postgraduates post QE
HWG707 Communicating Research In The Medical Sciences

LKC postgraduates

For postgraduate students who are pursuing research in the medical sciences and healthcare, they can write to LCC to register them for this course.

Please refer to the class timetable for the course offer period and registration of the course. 

2. Compulsory. All PhD students admitted in the AY2019-2020 and beyond (July/Aug 2019 onwards) must participate in a 3-minute thesis (3MT) presentation symposium before thesis submission. Students may contact their respective schools to register for the school-level 3MT Heats.”

3. Optional. Should students require one-on-one tutoring/mentoring, they can schedule appointments with special tutors at LCC Communications Cube or NIE Grad Centre for individualised feedback on their writing and oral communication skills.​​​​​​​​​​​​​