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Courses offered by Alicia Foster include:

  • Finding your voice in academic writing (all levels)
  • Creative writing strategies for academic writers (all levels)
  • Writing for different audiences: from general to academic readers, broadsheet to refereed journal
  • Postgraduate writing for arts and humanities students
  • Writing effectively for grant applications and REF submissions

As an RLF Writing Fellow at University College London, Alicia tutored doctoral students across all disciplines (from Medicine to Fine Art) and at University of Kent, Canterbury across all levels (from undergraduate to post-doc).

Alicia’s work with the RLF followed her earlier role as a Senior Lecturer. She has a PhD (University of Manchester) and has experience of successfully supervising doctoral students to completion. It is this dual experience that gives her an incisive understanding of the challenges students (and staff) face in their research and writing, and of what support is most useful at the different stages of their work. She puts this knowledge into practice in her workshop designs as a Consultant Fellow.

In her own writing, Alicia combines fiction and non-fiction, writing for general readers and those with academic and specialist knowledge. Her first novel, Warpaint, was published by Penguin in 2013, she is currently working on her second. She wrote Tate Women Artists (2004) the first book to survey all of the women artists in Tate collections. Her new non-fiction work, Radical Women, will be published in the UK and US in autumn 2019 and accompanies a major exhibition she is curating at Pallant House Gallery.

Discipline areas: Arts, Business & Management, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Engineering & Related
Topics: Essays, dissertations, theses, literature reviews, reflective commentaries, online communication, journal articles, research or grant proposals, books, communicating with non-specialists, preparing for conferences
Participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates (research), postgraduates (taught), staff (academic), international students
Activities: Workshops, retreats, seminars, tutorials, talks/presentations
Consultant's background: Non-fiction, novelist
Location: London and South East England
Availability for travel: International
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