Academic writing

    • Does your role require you to write for publication?
    • Would you like to support your students with their academic writing?
    • Are you a supervisor looking for ways of helping your supervisees to write?

    We run courses and offer consultancy on writing for publication and writing instruction in Higher Education.

    OCSLD has been running its own writing group since 2008, which meets monthly. Anyone is welcome to join. We can also help you to set up writing groups, by facilitating the first few meetings. Please contact Mary Deane, if you'd like more information or you'd like to join.

  • We offer bespoke events both online and face-to-face, to support your priorities. The focus is staff development, and the approach is to collaborate with subject specialists in your own context to identify the best strategies for local writing development.

    OCSLD’s online courses are part-time professional development opportunities which require participants to dedicate 6 hours per week to the course. We welcome both groups and individuals. 

    Mary Deane has spoken at international conferences on writing strategies, researching writing in the disciplines, and academic integrity. She runs successful writing retreats to support writing for research and publication.

    We welcome international visitors to Oxford and can arrange events from 1 to 3 days for groups, which include a range of guest speakers, workshops and social time in Oxford.