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Dissertations - Getting Started: Succeed@Tees Workshops


Before you begin make sure you are familiar with your school guidelines for writing your project or dissertation.

You may find the material on the LibGuide for Doing a Literature Search for Your Dissertation or Project useful.

It includes this helpful workbook to assist you with the literature searching for your dissertation preparation: Literature Search Workbook



This quick worksheet is designed to help you plan ahead.

Next steps

If you thought this workshop was useful you may like to try:

  • Academic writing: an introduction
  • Writing a research proposal
  • Writing a literature review
  • Critical thinking
  • Critical writing


Dissertations: getting started

girl studyingThe aim of this workshop is to prepare you for the task of getting started on your dissertation or major project at Teesside University.

By the end of this workshop you should be able to:                                  

•  Understand the key aspects of preparing for a dissertation or project
•  Think about  an initial topic
•  Recognise the purpose of a literature review
•  Identify issues to consider in your planning

Forthcoming Workshops

These workshops will run again in the next academic year.

There's no need to book - just come along

If you need any adjustments to fully access this session, please contact in advance.

What students said about this workshop

 Helped me to become more focussed and how to plan my dissertation more effectively.

Found out about about other sessions and available contacts

Helped me focus on what I need to do!

A good start to help me think about what I can do etc and further help available. A good time – a session after work

It will make me consider my research plan and create a checklist for action.  I will read recommended articles.

Further Reading