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Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS): Get your Dissertation or Extended Report Sorted

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Dissertation Conference: Get your dissertation or extended report sorted!

27 February 2019, 8.30-13.00, HUGH ASTON


This conference was designed for both undergraduate and postgraduate students working on their dissertation or major project.

The event included a keynote presentation by Jason Eyre (Senior Lecturer in CLaSS and DMU Teacher Fellow) as well as a series of parallel sessions to choose from:


  • Planning and structuring your dissertation

  • Research and critical reading

  • Making sense of statistical data


  • How to 'sound' critical in your writing
  • How to write a literature review
  • Making your writing flow

All participants were invited to attend an Ask the Marker panel session (12.00-1pm, HU 3.05), where they had the opportunity to ask questions to a panel of experienced dissertation markers, from all faculties across the university.

Ask the Marker Panel is available as a video recording.To watch, click on this link and sign in with your usual DMU username and password.


Photographs and/or video were taken at this event.
By taking part in this event you grant the event organisers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the group’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications. If you do not wish to be photographed please inform an event organiser at the Registration desk.

Student feedback from previous conferences

"I have learnt how to develop a convincing argument"

"The information I gained from both the workshops and the toolkit will help with my dissertation"

"It was great to see how to structure a dissertation"

"I will apply all of the hints, tips and tricks during uni work"

"As a postgrad (mature), it refreshed all information/details I need to consider"

Dissertation Conference 2018-Ask the Marker Panel

Conference programme