Courses offered by Cath Senker include:
- How do I plan and structure my essay?
- How do I think, read and write critically?
- How can I develop a good argument?
- How can I improve my essay to get a better grade?
- How do I develop my argument at postgraduate level?
- How can I improve my academic style?
Cath’s background as a non-fiction writer and editor, qualified and experienced ESOL teacher and former RLF Fellow provides an ideal skill set for facilitating writing-skills courses and workshops.
Originally a project manager and editor of children’s educational books, Cath became a freelance author in 1990 and has written more than 150 children’s non-fiction titles, specialising in history, world religions, and global, social and environmental issues. Her first adult non-fiction books were published in 2016 and 2017. Cath also edits books and academic reports on a wide range of subjects. She has taught English abroad and currently teaches migrants and refugees in the UK.
Cath was a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund (RLF) at the universities of Sussex (2008–10), Chichester (2011–12) and Southampton (2013–14), where she offered one-to-one tutorials to students across all disciplines from pre-university to PhD level. From 2012–13 she acted as an Advisory Fellow, mentoring other RLF Fellows in universities.
Since 2013, Cath has run regular writing-skills workshops at the University of Sussex for undergraduates and postgraduates. She also runs workshops tailored to specific disciplines and offers immersive essay-writing training.