Writing Workshop: Writing for Non-Specialist Audiences
29th Apr 2020 9:30am-11:00am
Please note that this workshop has been revised to run in an online format of webinar followed by individual 1-to-1 sessions.
Many postgraduate students struggle to explain complex ideas to people outside their discipline. Yet, these days, being able to write about your research for a broad range of audiences is an essential skill. This one hour presentation on Zoom, followed by Q&A helps students to identify who might be interested in their research and gives them a set of tools to analyse a target audience; understand what their readers need and want, and use this information to make choices about content, language and style. After the presentation (09.30 - 11.00) there are 6 bookable one-to-one consultation slots, to discuss any related writing issues.
This workshop will be run by Anne Wilson. Anne has a background in journalism (features) and corporate communication (scripts, speeches, screen media copy), combining her writing with facilitating writing workshops in HE. She was Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Brunel University for three years, and now runs workshops on academic writing and professional communication for postgraduates and staff at Brunel and other universities. She also coaches students for the 3MT competition (won by Brunel in 2017). She has recently collaborated with the Brunel Occupational Therapy department to investigate what kind of feedback helps students to improve their academic writing.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place. 1-to-1 sessions will only be given to those who attend the main session in the morning, and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis on signup.