This is a sign-up / waiting list for anyone interested in the Hands On Writing course.

Due to limited places, we ask you to enrol into this course page, to allow us to collect a list of people interested in this course.

Names will be selected from this list to offer places on the course with priority being given to students in later years of their PhD, with names being drawn randomly thereafter.

Lecturer: Dr Dwayne Spiteri

Institution: University of Glasgow

Delivery: Face to Face Hours Equivalent Credit: 9 (3 x 3 hour Labs) 

Assessment: Continuous Assessment

  • Dates to be confirmed

Welcome to SUPA Software Carpentry! This course is designed to help you develop your programming ability beyond the point where a normal programming course ends, and become more confident in managing the code you write.
We cover a variety of good practices for managing, documenting, and testing code, and the course aims to help you to become more comfortable using the many tools available to aid with research software development.

The course is suitable for anyone with a modest background with programming, and we try not to focus on a single programming language. However, in one section we do use Python as an example ecosystem (because we needed to choose one). If you're not familiar with Python don't worry; what we cover here will be transferable to C, C++, R, Rust, Javascript, and even LOLCODE.

Lecturer: Marialuisa Aliotta
Hours Equivalent Credit:

Course Summary

The course is specifically tailored to PhD students in scientific disciplines. It will provide practical tools and strategies to help students understand key elements of good scientific writing. The course will cover the 5 steps of the writing process, from pre- writing to proofreading, and will focus on the structure and style of good academic writing.  Topics covered will include: purpose and structure of different sections (Introduction, Methodology, Data analysis and Results, Discussion and Conclusions, Abstract); use of language and grammar (parallel sentences, appropriate tenses, sentence coordination); supporting materials (figures and tables, bibliography, appendices).