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Seminars, writing retreats and other events.
This podcast brings together some of the participants from our most recent event to discuss writing style:
Kevin Watson talks to Marion Waite, Mary Deane, Cornelia Bogatu and Michelle Reid to get some answers - as well as some unexpected poetry!
This second Writing Symposium has been postponed until the autumn in the hope it will be able to take place face to face. The theme dovetails nicely with our latest seminar. We will list the date here as soon as we hear more.
More information and to book »
We are planning some virtual Writing Hub Retreat opportunities over the summer, open to students and staff, so if you are interested please join the Writing Hub mailing list (email email@example.com). We will send round more information in due course.
List your writing retreat here! Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
25 March 2020
Facilitated by Dr. Marion Waite
This online discussion of Helen Sword's paper Writing higher education differently: a manifesto on style was facilitated by Dr. Marion Waite, Principal Lecturer for Student Experience in HLS.
We considered together what stylish academic writing looks like in the different disciplines. How does (or could) our thinking around this influence support for students in developing their academic style and voice? Staff and students went away ‘feeling liberated’, ‘less intimidated’ and ‘more brave’ when it comes to the ‘risk-taking’ of finding their voice in their academic writing.
15 January 2020
Presented by Professor Vincent Connelly
How do markers view poor spelling and how should they view it? In this seminar, psychology professor Vincent Connelly explored how poor, hesitant spelling can impact on the ability to produce text, gave us a better understanding of the issues with spell-checkers and presented evidence that showed significant bias against poor spelling among those marking student writing.