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UK EQUATOR Centre Online Lightning Workshops

Join the UK EQUATOR Centre's bimonthly one-hour practical workshops on all aspects of writing and publishing your academic research! Workshops are held 12:30-13:30, unless otherwise indicated, on Zoom.

This free workshop series is open to all staff and students of the University of Oxford, Oxford Brookes, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. Registration is required. To book onto a session, for more information, and to enquire about UK EQUATOR Centre training for your department or group, please email us.

These sessions are not recorded.

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Our Publication School combines the content of the entire Lightning Workshop series, plus more.

2024 Lightning Workshop schedule


Session name and description

20 Feb 2024

Perfecting your elevator pitch

Whether standing by your conference poster, at a professional networking event, or in the pub, the question is the same: "So, what is it that you do?" With that crucial 2 minute elevator pitch answer ready, you'll never say "ummmm" again!

Ruth Tunn
18  Apr 2024

Reporting your statistical analyses

This workshop includes practical tips and tricks for making sure your paper makes a stats reviewer’s heart sing, and not sink!

Jie Ma

 3   Jul 2024

Writing a journal article title

Your article title is the first – and possibly only – thing that most people will read. A great title grabs your readers’ attention and gives them the full picture about your article. Bring along your latest project to practice writing declarative, descriptive, and question titles.


Patricia   Logullo

Aug 2024

Writing a journal abstract

 An article abstract needs to be an accurate well-structured summary and entice your readers to read further. As many readers only have access to the abstract, and it is often used by journal editors and scientific committees to decide whether to send the article for peer review, you need to get it spot on. We also talk about selecting key words to complement the language in your abstract and maximise the chance of readers finding your abstract.


 Patricia   Logullo


Oct 2024

Responding to peer reviewers comments

Practice dealing with the kind, the fair, and the seriously challenging.

Paula Dhiman

Please email us to book onto a session, for more information, and to enquire about UK EQUATOR Centre training for your department or group.