How to write in plain English
Steven Vass is the Scotland Editor of The Conversation. He has worked in journalism and publishing for over 20 years, ranging from writing about the economy and rock music for the Sunday Herald to producing reports about the future of the television industry for Zenith Optimedia. He has been with The Conversation for over four years, commissioning and editing articles for a generalist audience on everything from particle physics to Scottish politics. He regularly holds workshops and masterclasses on how to write and pitch to the media for academics of all levels at universities throughout the UK.
Too many academics think that to be taken seriously, you have to sound like you've swallowed a dictionary – and a very specialised one at that.
By the time you've attended this workshop series, you will have had your head straightened out. Over five weekly 90-minute sessions, The Conversation's Scotland Editor, Steven Vass, will tell you everything he knows about writing in a style that's straightforward, engaging and easy on the eye. You'll learn to home in on what you want to say, critique the work of others, and take the kind of risks that will raise your writing to the next level.
Whether you want to boost your chances of having papers accepted for peer review or gain the confidence to branch out into popular books or articles in the media, this course will help you on your way.
This course is GCU students and staff only, aimed at early-stage academics of all disciplines, regardless of whether English is your first language.
Dates for your diary
This course runs in 5 sessions and preferably you will be able to attend each one. Please register for each date you wish to attend seperately.
28th January 2019 from 14.00 - 15.30
4th February 2019 from 14.00 - 15.30
11th February 2019 from 14.00 - 15.30
18th February 2019 from 14.00 - 15.30
25th February 2019 from 14.00 - 15.30
If you would like any further information please email The Graduate School at: GraduateSchool@