The Peer Proofreading forum is for postgraduate students to enhance their academic writing through proofreading. Students are required to bring copies of their own academic writing to facilitate their learning within a peer-based environment. The sessions are hosted by Dr Abbie Edgar (Researcher Development Consultant) and include short seminars on academic writing, followed by participants proofreading each other's work. The forum provides an opportunity for cultural exchange and to develop a network within the postgraduate community. Participants will learn to:
- Identify errors and inconsistencies in their work
- Master the skills needed for effective academic writing
- Improve editing and proofreading skills
- Develop multidisciplinary peer networks
Students are required to sign up for the whole series rather than individual sessions - please bring samples of your own work to use in each session.
Meet the consultant
This forum will be facilitated by Dr Abbie Edgar, Researcher Development Consultant at the Graduate School. Abbie supports postgraduate students with their research development and is passionate about enabling them to reach their academic potential. Abbie has a PhD in Education and is a trained post-primary teacher. Abbie's previous experience before taking up her role at the Graduate School included supporting undergraduate students with their academic skills in the Learning Development Service at QUB, working as a Support Provider for students with disabilities at QUB and as an Associate Lecturer at the Open University.