Courses offered by Heather Dyer include:

  • Creativity in Academia
  • Essay Writing (for undergraduates or school leavers)
  • Writing Your Thesis or Dissertation (for Master's and/or doctoral students)
  • Writing Creative Non-fiction: telling true stories descriptively
  • How to Teach Creative Writing in Schools

About Heather

Heather has a doctorate in the psychology of creativity, is an award-winning author and has extensive experience in teaching both academic writing and creative writing. Heather has designed, taught and assessed nine different writing courses for Bristol University and Aberystwyth University. One of these courses was recently shortlisted for the Universities Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL) award; external examiners described student feedback as ‘superlative’.

As a Consultant Fellow, Heather has facilitated week-long ‘immersive’ academic writing courses and co-taught on residential writing retreats for academics. As an RLF Fellow at The University of Worcester, Cardiff Metropolitan University and Aberystwyth University, Heather has worked with students and staff across all disciplines, helping them to write essays, reports, dissertations and doctoral theses.

Workshops are lively. They involve pair and group work, games, individual feedback and class discussions. Participants will gain confidence and learn a range of new techniques which they can apply to future projects.

Discipline areas: Arts, Business & Management, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Engineering & Related
Topics: Essays, dissertations, theses, literature reviews, reflective commentaries, books, communicating with non-specialists
Participants: School/college students, undergraduates, postgraduates (research), postgraduates (taught), staff (non-academic)
Activities: Workshops, retreats, immersives, seminars, tutorials, talks/presentations, online community commentaries
Consultant's background: Non-fiction, children’s fiction, copywriter, journalist, novelist
Location: Wales
Availability for travel: International