Doctoral Workshop: Department of Gender Studies

This information is for the 2022/23 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Marsha Henry and Dr Anouk Patel-Campillo


This course is compulsory on the MPhil/PhD in Gender. This course is not available as an outside option.

Course content

The first aim of the workshop is to give students experience and practice in critically assessing and providing feedback on one another's work. Students typically submit thesis chapter drafts (or draft articles if PhD by publication) for workshopping and build skills of critique and receiving feedback as they go forward. First year students are expected to present their work in progress towards their upgrade.  Second and third year students (unless away on fieldwork) are expected to share some part of their dissertation research at least once per year.

The second aim of the workshop is to enhance professional training and personal development for PhD students. These have included 'attending conferences', 'writing for publication', 'taking effective notes', 'monograph proposal process' and so on. These are typically spread through the year, but are concentrated in ST. These also include early career researchers and faculty where appropriate.


The seminar will run on a fortnightly basis in MT, LT, and ST, with occasional additional longer workshops without outsider researchers.


Indicative reading

PhD chapters and articles suggested by students relevant to their topic.


No summative assessment, but attendance and participation is considered part of the overall formal assessment of progress, including upgrade at the end of the first year and annually thereafter.  Students are normally expected to attend GI500 until the end of their third year.

Students should refer to the PhD handbook for advice on milestones.


Key facts

Department: Gender Studies

Total students 2021/22: Unavailable

Average class size 2021/22: Unavailable

Value: Non-credit bearing

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Personal development skills

  • Leadership
  • Self-management
  • Team working
  • Problem solving
  • Application of information skills
  • Communication
  • Specialist skills