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Courses offered by Cath Senker include:

  • Planning and structure
  • Critical thinking
  • Effective reading techniques
  • Developing argument
  • Editing
  • Improving academic style

Cath’s background as an award-winning non-fiction writer and editor, RLF Fellow and teacher in higher education provides an ideal skill set for facilitating writing-skills courses, workshops and one-to-one sessions. As of 2020, she has offered all her sessions online.

Originally a project manager and editor of children’s educational books, Cath became a freelance author in 1990 and has written around 170 children’s non-fiction titles, specialising in history, world religions, and global, social and environmental issues. Her third adult non-fiction title was published in 2019. Cath also edits books and academic reports on a wide range of subjects. A qualified and experienced ESOL teacher, 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.

Since 2013, Cath has run regular writing-skills workshops at the University of Sussex for undergraduates and postgraduates. She also offers workshops tailored to specific disciplines. Since 2018, she has worked part-time as an Academic Skills Consultant and Academic Advisor at the University of Sussex. Cath has a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Discipline areas: Arts, Business & Management, Humanities, Social Sciences
Topics: Essays, dissertations, literature reviews, reflective commentaries, online communication, letters and emails, books
Participants: School/college students, undergraduates, postgraduates (taught), staff (non-academic), international students
Activities: Workshops, immersives, seminars, tutorials, talks/presentations
Consultant's background: Non-fiction, biographer, children’s non-fiction
Location: London and South East England
Availability for travel: International
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