CIH-CISMAC Research School


English-language workshop focusing on academic writing for PhD students in health sciences

The Norwegian Research School in Global Health (NRSGH) in collaboration with the Research School in International Health at the Centre for International Health, UiB, invites all its members residing in Bergen to a local network seminar on the 15th November 2017.

For the seminar we have invited Stewart Clark, an English language consultant and author of the book "The Routledge Student Guide to English Usage". He has held numerous academic writing courses for PhD students in Norway, and offers to hold a workshop in Academic English writing for us this day. Participation if free of charge and lunch will be served. Venue for the seminar will be decided after the registration deadline when we have the number of participants. See the attachment for further details about the workshop.

In order to hold this workshop we need to know that enough people are interested and able to join, so please sign up for it as soon as possible and latest within 25th October:

This is a one-day workshop in academic writing that concentrates on how to produce English at an acceptable academic standard.

As the use of web resources is central, participants should bring a tablet or laptop.

Workshop topics:

  • Characteristics of academic writing
  • Readability
  • Word order
  • Getting your message across
  • Web resources
  • Varieties of English

 Learning outcomes:

The workshop will help participants to write academic papers at an acceptable level. Participants will become familiar with a variety of web-based resources. The lecturer will comment on texts submitted before the workshop on a one-to-one basis.

Target group:

PhD students in medicine and health sciences. The workshop will be in English.

 Working methods:

A short presentation of a theme will be followed by exercises. Participants will receive comments on a short 3-4 page English text that they submit before the workshop.

Date, schedule:

15 November 2017. The workshop is from 9.00 to 16.00.


UiB, Bergen

Application deadline:

25 October


Stewart Clark, English language consultant. He has worked at NTNU for over 25 years and has held numerous academic writing courses for PhD students at all the main Norwegian universities. Author of several books on English usage including The Routledge Student Guide to English Usage, London, 2016.