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Academic Writing: Being a Prolific Writer

This session discusses how to use your time and research efficiently for maximum publication output. The workshop is highly interactive, with writing exercises and reflection built into the materials, in order for participants to try out some of the writing strategies under discussion. The overall aim is to increase participants’ confidence in their writing, particularly in relation to maximising the effectiveness of more frequent, shorter periods of writing time in order to maintain a writing routine.

Who should attend?
Research Active Staff (Research, Academic or Teaching terms & conditions) who want to develop their writing confidence and discuss best practice for academic writing.

We do not accept applications from postgraduates or research students. Students should refer to the Student Career and Skills website for details of workshops designed specifically to meet their needs.

Workshop Objectives:

  • To help participants understand their individual approach to the writing process and how to challenge themselves as writers.
  • To discuss how to manage research writing in order to maximise their publication output.
  • To use writing exercises to help participants develop their future writing strategy.
  • To provide a forum for discussing writing strategies with colleagues.
  • To develop an awareness of the different elements of good writing practice.
  • To offer takeaway strategies for increasing the efficiency of participants’ writing time.

 Feedback from January 2018 cohort

Led by:
Dr Rochelle Sibley, Convenor of Writing Centre, English Department.

Further Academic Writing Workshops:

Academic Writing: Writing for Impact
Resource Bank Page
Date: TBA (Academic Year 2018/19)

Academic Writing: Translating Research for Multiple Audiences
Resource Bank Page
Date: TBA (Academic Year 2018/19)

Academic Writing: Raising Your Article Quality
Resource Bank Page
Date: TBA (Academic Year 2018/19)

Academic Writing: Quantitative and Qualitative Argument Architecture
Resource Bank Page
Date: TBA (Academic Year 2018/19)

Academic Writing: Writing Collaboratively
Date: TBA (Academic Year 2018/19)

Academic Retreat ‘Bootcamp’
Date: 5 and 6 July 2018


If you would like to register your interest in future events please use the link below

Register your Interest

TBA (Academic Year 2018/19)



Academic Writing: Becoming a Prolific Writer
Resource Bank Page


Workshop content:
Sandy Sparks Learning and Development Centre.
Ext: 74121


Rochelle Sibley

Workshop arrangements:
Jane Cooper
Learning and Development Centre
Ext: 24893