LSCP Academic Skills for Thesis Writers - Academic Skills Centre - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Academic Skills for Thesis Writers

The Academic Skills Centre offers a series of workshops for Master’s and PhD students ‒ those who are at the thesis proposal stage, through to students whose theses are nearing completion. All workshops are 50-minutes.
Each session covers a different topic. Topics may include:

  • Critical reading
  • Effective note-taking
  • Thesis structure and planning
  • Writing proposals
  • Writing a literature review
  • Writing a coherent thesis: Key strategies
  • Time management
  • The publication process

Dates and times

  • Monday, 2 October 2023 to Friday, 6 October 2023, from 3.00 pm to 3.50 pm. Live stream and in person workshop. Please enrol in the series, and attend the sessions that are of interest to you. 2 Oct - Thesis structure and planning; 3 October - Note-taking; 4 Oct - Literature reviews; 5 Oct - Publications; 6 Oct - Poster making: passed

The next set of dates for this learning event has not yet been scheduled.

If you would like to find out more, email Julie Wuthnow.


Writing a Literature Review (PDF handout)

Many other resources can be found at



  • Academic Skills Centre
    University of Canterbury,
    Private Bag 4800,
    Christchurch 8140
    +64 3 369 3900
    When contacting us, please use your
    University of Canterbury email address.
  • Our location
    Level 3,
    Central Library (Puaka-James Hight)