Are you about to start work on your undergraduate research project/dissertation? 

If you’ve never done one before, undertaking a dissertation can seem like a momentous and daunting task. Like running a marathon, passing your driving test or giving birth. And just like all these things, many ordinary people successfully complete these every year. Though there are notable exceptions, for most people the best way to achieve success in these is through becoming knowledgeable about the process, planning and taking things step by step. 

To help you, Skills@Library are hosting an online event, Embracing the Final Chapter (Wednesday 21st October, 13:00 – 16:00).

At this event we will demystify the final year research project process, provide tips, signpost resources and motivate you to undertake the challenge with confidence. The event is open to all undergraduate students and will consist of three short keynote talks from a student, Skills@Library Learning Advisor and an Associate Professor. There will then be three 30-minute parallel sessions covering the following key topics:  

– How to develop a research question, methodology and methods  

– Writing a literature review  

– Discussing results and making recommendations   

You can attend as many, or as few, sessions as you want, and in any order. Recordings of all sessions will be shared with attendees after the event.  

Please enter your details here if you’d like to attend. Places are limited so book soon to ensure your place. 

If you’re not able to make any of the sessions on that day, there is still lots of other help available to you. The Final Chapter online resource covers all aspects of writing a research project, from choosing your topic, through planning and writing up a final revised version. There is also a growing collection of good quality dissertations from previous students to look at, so you can get some idea of what might be expected. 

No matter what, remember that there is help and advice for you, so if you have questions get in touch with your supervisor, your school or with us, and make sure you are getting the support you need.