Esther runs dynamic and engaging workshops that help students and staff to define their impact, improve their technical writing skills and enhance their self-confidence.
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.
Thanks for a wonderful workshop – really fascinating and lots of top tips and genuinely helpful. The students really enjoyed it and found it hugely helpful for their next assignments.
Really useful, well explained, good examples and course lead was lovely!
When I ran a workshop with these students they were full of praise and admiration for the work you and Cath Senker carried out . . . it would be truly rewarding to our students if you could return again next year to assist the next cohort of MA students.
What a brilliant session on Friday. The last hour of the session was extremely useful and is beginning to make a significant difference to my data analysis. My friends could not believe the difference. Thank you.
This was the best inkpath session I have had to date, really informative and I have left the session less anxious about writing the impact statement!