The Graduate School Peer Proofreading Forum
This is a peer-led student forum designed to help both native and non-native speakers of English in proofreading their academic work. It is an opportunity for cultural exchange and to develop a network within the postgraduate community whilst supporting each other.
Are you an international student who faces the challenge of using English as a second language?
Would like to develop academic writing skills in proofreading?
Are you native English speaker looking for a rewarding opportunity?
Are you willing to support others whilst improving your own skills and boosting your CV with some unique experiences?
Then we have the perfect opportunity for you.
We are looking for participants to join our Graduate School Peer Proofreading Forum!
"I feel that I've learned a better way to structure my writing." Master's Student
Aims of the Forum
- To offer proofreading support at the Graduate School so that students do not have to rely on external sources
- To provide a valuable and rewarding opportunity, a chance for participants to boost their CV by developing new skills and experience through collaborative working
- To improve the sense of community amongst our diverse PG students through networking and peer support
"It is so helpful having another student sit with you to help correct your work - it makes such a difference." Master's Student
How does the Peer Proofreading Forum work?
- Beginning on 27th February, the forum will take place every Wednesday evening for 5 weeks from 4-6pm in TR2 at the Graduate School.
- Please don't worry if you can't stay the whole time, you are more than welcome to drop-in.
- Each session will begin with a short masterclass in spotting and correcting common errors in academic language.
- The forum will be guided by Graduate School staff, but is designed to help student peers support each other in a safe environment.
- Students are encouraged to bring samples of their own work to demonstrate common errors or best practice.
- If you are a PGR student, participation in this forum can count towards your training record.
- You will be eligible to apply for researcher/degree plus route B awards.
- Native speakers of English will have the opportunity to develop mentoring skills and non-native speakers will have the opportunity to learn from their peers and ask questions in a relaxed and informal environment.
- All participants will be asked to fill out a short survey to help the Graduate School improve and develop the scheme for the future.
"Proofreading helped me to take a step back from my work and think about how the reader would understand it." PhD Student