Courses offered by Anne Wilson include:

  • Creative approaches to supporting student writing (helping staff use their own experience as writers to support students)
  • Using feedback to help students improve their writing (the role of quality feedback in learning to write better)
  • Communicating your research (writing for non-specialist audiences)
  • Cool titles, compelling abstracts (for academic journal articles)
  • Telling your story (improving success in grant applications)
  • Professional conversations and relationships (networking skills for academic conferences)

About Anne

How do we become academic writers? How do we learn and improve? How can we use our own experience as writers to help students improve the way they write? The current emphasis on teaching and learning and on embedding academic skills into every discipline is encouraging academic staff reflect on their own writing, and making them conscious of the importance of giving quality feedback to students.

Anne combines a strong background in journalism / corporate communications with teaching and facilitating in academia. She helps people create compelling narratives from complex data, in the sciences, social sciences and humanities. She supports academic and research staff in writing journal articles, grant applications and conference presentations and giving feedback to students on their writing. Anne is currently researching the role of feedback in helping students improve their writing with the Occupational Therapy Department of Brunel University.

A former freelance journalist (Cosmopolitan, The Guardian, The New York Times) Anne has written an academic book on the identity of British mixed race children and two crime novels, as well as blogposts for various websites. In the corporate arena, she has won numerous awards for drama and documentary scripts and has good links with experienced film-makers.

Discipline areas: Business & Management, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Engineering & Related
Topics: Dissertations, theses, literature reviews, reflective commentaries, business reports, scientific research reports, online communication, letters and emails, journal articles, research or grant proposals, communicating with non-specialists, preparing for conferences
Participants: Postgraduates (research), postgraduates (taught), staff (academic), staff (non-academic)
Activities: Workshops, retreats, seminars, tutorials, talks/presentations
Consultant's background: Non-fiction, copywriter, journalist, radio or TV writer
Location: London and South East England
Availability for travel: International