Postgraduate cafés  are a series of workshops led by Academic Learning Development dedicated to postgraduate students.

The workshops are enriched by activities, discussion, and opportunities for students to share tips on academic skills specifically relevant to Postgraduate studies.

The Postgraduate Cafes take place at Marylebone campus on selected Tuesdays. All postgraduate students are welcome.


Date title about
Tuesday 5 February, 4–6pm Dissertation proposals

Stuck with your dissertation proposals? This workshop illustrates what a dissertation proposal is and what its structure should be, including research aim(s), objectives, questions and/or hypotheses.

Tuesday 12 February, 4–6pm Literature reviews

Overwhelmed by literature reviews? This workshop takes you through the key stages of writing a literature review: question framing; researching and identifying relevant work; assessing the quality of studies; summarising and interpreting findings; structuring your work; compiling and managing references.

Tuesday 19 February, 4–6pm Academic writing style

Looking to sound more academic? Explore at this workshop how to refine your formal writing; keep rational, objective and clear; choose between passive or active forms; write compelling paragraphs.

Tuesday 26 February, 4–6pm Dissertation Writing

The time to write up your dissertation is coming up? This workshop discusses dissertation structure, literature review, critical analysis, argument and writer’s block.

How to attend 

For more information and to book a place at a café, please visit the Academic Learning Development page on engage.