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    Academic Writing - Online
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    This class has been developed for Online delivery and will be offered Online for the forseeable future

Duration 6 sessions

Course Type Series

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: Academic & Research Staff

This module combines theoretical perspectives on academic writing with practical activities that should increase the participants' own writing output. There is a strong emphasis on contextualising writing in participants' academic disciplines, while recognising current trends towards interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary requirements for writing. Participants will be encouraged to choose a focus for this module: either their own academic writing or their use of writing activities in teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

  • The main aim is provide a forum for participants to analyse and discuss writing in their own and other disciplines - and to write.
  • As well as comprising a taught module, the sessions are designed to foster a Writer's Group
  • Participants may have a range of personal aims:
  • for example, writing a journal article or grant proposal, or creating a curriculum intervention to support student writing.
  • Issues of equality and inclusion with respect to both staff and student writing will be highlighted during the module.



We are committed to ensuring our events and courses are accessible to all staff. If you feel you have a disability, health issue, or neurodivergent condition that may affect your ability to access, participate or engage in this course, please get in touch with us at osdu@strath.ac.uk to discuss your specific support requirements.

Delivered By: Dr Stuart Boon


You must submit an online application prior to attending this class to be fully registered . Staff members who hold a contract of at least 12 months will not be liable for fees, otherwise the fee is £600 per module. Applicants must hold qualification at Degree level or have experience deemed by course director to be equivalent. ALL sessions must be attended. Please check session dates before booking.

Cancellation Policy

When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50* to your department if you cancel within 5** working days or you do not attend, and a £25 charge for cancellations/ non-attendance between 6 and 10 working days. There will be no charge for cancellation made 10 or more working days before the event. Notifications should be made to OSDU@strath.ac.uk

A department is welcome to send someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge, providing that person has the necessary pre-requisites for the course. In the case of courses split over more than one day, you must attend ALL parts of the course. If you fail to attend any part you will be charged as outlined above.

*This is the standard charge for cancellation or non-attendance of course of 1 days duration or less. For some courses there may be a higher cancellation charge and if this is the case you will be advised of this at the time of booking.

**Any bookings made within 10 days of the event will incur the charges as specified.