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Research Active Staff (RAS): Academic Writing - Unlock your Creativity - Creativity and Ideas Generation for Writing


The focus of this session is to enhance and develop your creative thinking to support your writing practice. When we think and feel creatively, our words flow better, we construct and frame our research better and improve the quality of our writing overall.

Who should attend?
University of Warwick Research Active Staff (staff on Research-focussed, Teaching-focussed and Research & Teaching Contracts).

Organisational Development do not accept applications from postgraduates or research students. Students should refer to the Student Opportunities (for Masters students) and Doctoral College (for PhD students) for workshops designed specifically to meet their needs.

Workshop enables Research Active Staff (RAS) to:

This session will help you to:

  • Think more creatively and enhance your writing style
  • Provide strategies for generating ideas about your research writing and developing these into working articles
  • Separate the thinking and writing processes so that time can be utilised more efficiently
  • An opportunity to be immersed in a creative writing environment and explore your own creative processes

Workshop Pre-work:
Ahead of the session, participants should consider how creative approaches can help support their writing and complete this Starburst Template. This will be sent electronically to delegates 1 week prior to the event.

Feedback from previous 'Unlock your Creativity - Creativity and Ideas Generation for Writing' Workshops:

Feedback from May 2020 cohort
Feedback from November 2019 cohort including responses from Organisational Development

Led by:
Davina Whitnal, CTP, CIPD, FHE, Davina Whitnall Consultancy


Retreat 'Bootcamp'
Thursday 2 and Friday 3 July 2020
Participants are invited to attend on both days or solely Day 1

Being a Prolific Writer

Unlock your Creativity: Creativity and Ideas Generation for Writing

Further Support:-
1-1 Academic Writing Support


Workshop Details



This is a virtual event facilitated by MS teams

Any questions?
Jane Cooper,
Administrative Assistant,
Organisational Development,
Ext: 24893.