Courses offered by Cath Senker include:

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

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 more than 160 children’s non-fiction titles, specialising in history, world religions, and global, social and environmental issues. Her third adult non-fiction title will be published in 2019. 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.

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. In 2018, she became an Academic Skills Consultant at the University of Sussex.

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, children’s non-fiction
Location: London and South East England
Availability for travel: International