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Courses offered by Esther Selsdon include:

  • How to write an effective impact statement
  • Building confidence in academic writing
  • Critical thinking in academic writing
  • How to describe what I do (for creative artists)

Esther is an award-winning novelist, journalist and travel writer. Having worked as a criminal defence barrister, translator and circus performer, she has gone on to write for most of the UK’s broadsheet newspapers as well as American and German Vogue. She has won the BBC Write Out Loud award as well as the Latin American travel writers’ award and Waterstones’ Book of the Month. She has ghost written for celebrities and obscurities and is the author of over 20 books including the best-selling HarperCollins Guide to Letter Writing.

Esther was the RLF Fellow at the University of Westminster, 2010–2012. She has, subsequently, run workshops for both students and staff at University College London, University of the Arts London, King’s College London, Bath Spa University, Buckinghamshire New University and the Institute of Education. Her workshops often focus on the intersection between academic study and professional practice. In this context, she has worked as a consultant, writing impact reports that demonstrate an institution’s international reach and effectiveness. Esther’s workshops are flexible and responsive and always aim to answer each participant’s individual needs.

Discipline areas: Arts, Humanities
Topics: Essays, dissertations, theses, literature reviews, reflective commentaries, letters and emails, books
Participants: School/college students, undergraduates, postgraduates (research), postgraduates (taught), staff (academic), international students
Activities: Workshops, immersives, seminars, tutorials, talks/presentations
Consultant's background: Biographer, journalist, novelist
Location: London and South East England
Availability for travel: International
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