Scholarly Writing Masterclass

Scholarly Writing Masterclass

One of the most satisfying experiences on the PhD journey is getting your work published. Yet writing for publication requires different skills and approaches to the thesis. Professor Richard Nile is one of Australia’s most experienced scholarly editors. He has mentored and produced the work of hundreds of Higher Degree Research Students here and overseas. In this inaugural JCU series, Richard will introduce you to strategies for balancing progress on your thesis while dealing with the demands of becoming a published researcher. Scholarly Writing for Publication is a seven three-hour module masterclass convened across twelve weeks. You will learn new skills on how to negotiate the complex world of scholarly publishing, structure your research, manage your time and, importantly, write for publication. To qualify, you will need to have a draft manuscript and be prepared to work on it across the twelve week period. At the conclusion of the program, you will be expected to have produced a publishable piece of work ready for submission to a journal of other media platform. Classes are scheduled on alternate weeks throughout semesters 1 and 2 at both the Townsville and Cairns campuses. Numbers are strictly limited.

GRS in partnership with the Cairns Institute. Presented by Professor Richard Nile.


Commences Wednesday 22 February 2017
Continues fortnightly on the following dates:

  • 8 March 2017
  • 22 March 2017
  • 5 April 2017
  • 19 April 2017
  • 3 May 2017
  • 17 May 2017
1:00pm to 4:00pm17-151
Commences Thursday 2 March 2017
Continues fortnightly on the following dates:
  • 16 March 2017
  • 30 March 2017
  • 13 April 2017
  • 27 April 2017
  • 11 May 2017
  • 25 May 2017
2:00pm to 5:00pmD3-150

Registrations open 6 weeks prior to the workshop date via CareerHub.