can I find my academic voice?' is a question many techné students ask. Some
also wonder how it's possible to have a voice if ‘I’ is forbidden. In this
workshop we'll explore the concept of 'voice' in academic writing and, through
examples, how confidence and courage are important to self-expression.
Participants are asked to bring a page of their own work-in-progress printed
out double-spaced on one side of A4 onto which they can map insights. Please
bring work you are happy to share with other participants in a reflective,
Katie Grant co-created the Advancing Academic Writing skills website for the University of Glasgow, where she was the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow for three years, helping undergraduates, Masters and PhD students with their writing. A columnist, occasional broadcaster, author of ten novels (Sedition, her latest, is published by Virago), on the panel of judges for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, an occasional book reviewer for, amongst other publications, the New York Times and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, she runs writing workshops on improving the quality, reach and impact of academic writing for all levels of HE. Long experience of the practical, emotional and organisational challenges of writing for deadlines and for different audiences informs all her workshops. She understands from first-hand the value of getting writing done and getting it done well.