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Writing Academy

The Writing Academy is run two times a year during each term.

Joining the Writing Academy will enable you to develop the skills required to improve the quantity and quality of your research outputs and develop a publication strategy which best represents you as an academic. Being a member of the academy, you’ll have access to external consultants who will advise you on techniques and style. You will also have the opportunity to discuss your ideas and issues with your peers; access to a writing room each week away from everyday distractions, as well as access to a Writing Support Pot to cover costs to support your writing such as proof reading.

Up and coming dates

Please refer to the RKEDF Calendar of Events for upcoming Writing Academy dates.

Places are still available and are offered on a first come, first served basis.


+Who is eligible for the programme?

We actively encourage staff or PhD students new to publishing to join as WA members. However, experienced staff who seek periods of dedicated free writing time and space are also welcomed to apply.

+How will progress be tracked and monitored?

When members newly join the WA, they will be asked to submit a ‘writing’ pledge consisting of writing goals which will be monitored and tracked on an agreed basis between members and RDS. Successfully submitted/ accepted publications will also have to be reported to the RDS.

+What are the benefits that can be gained from the WA?

Members will have the opportunity to meet like-minded colleagues to form networks; members have access to the writing support pot which covers costs such as proof reading.

+If I am not available for the next upcoming date, can I please express interest in the following WA?

Yes. Please inform Organisational Development (OD@bournemouth.ac.uk)

+Can my teaching be covered in order for me to attend the WA?

This is something that you will need to discuss locally with the Faculty management or your line manager.

+If I am not available to attend the whole day, can I only attend two hours of each day?

We require that attendance is on a full-day basis. This is to ensure that places are allocated to members who will make full use of the programme to gain the maximum benefit.

If you are interested in attending, please complete the form below and email to pphatch@bournemouth.ac.uk

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