Courses offered by Cath Senker include:

  • How do I plan and structure my essay / dissertation?
  • How do I think, read and write critically?
  • How can I develop a good argument?
  • How can editing improve my grade?
  • How can I improve my academic style?
  • Writing at postgraduate level

About Cath

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 around 150 children’s non-fiction titles, specialising in history, world religions, and global, social and environmental issues. Her first adult non-fiction book was published in 2016. Cath also edits books and academic reports on a wide range of subjects. She has taught English abroad and now 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.

Discipline areas: Arts, Business & Management, Humanities, Social Sciences
Topics: Essays, dissertations, theses, literature reviews, reflective commentaries, research or grant proposals, books
Participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates (research), postgraduates (taught), staff (non-academic)
Activities: Workshops, immersives, seminars, tutorials, talks/presentations
Consultant's background: Children’s non-fiction
Location: London and South East England
Availability for travel: International