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Lucy has a proven facility to draw out the most from participants, allied with an enthusiasm and expertise in teaching and learning based on many years’ experience of teaching in universities.

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Additional expertise:
  • networking skills
  • social media
  • writing abstracts
  • writing academic profiles
  • writing articles for academic journals

Courses offered by Lucy English include:

  • Bringing creativity into academic research and writing
  • Creative techniques for writing your thesis/dissertation
  • Preparing and delivering material for effective presentations for students/teachers/trainers
  • Engaging the wider public with your research
  • Using social media for impact in research
  • Creating a professional profile: A workshop for early career academic researchers

Dr Lucy English is a novelist and spoken word poet. She is a Professor of Creative Enterprise at Bath Spa University where she runs specialist modules on presentations and public speaking skills. She has been on the selection committee of the acclaimed MiX conferences in Digital Writing held at Corsham Court. As head of the Creative Writing Research Centre and Public Engagement Champion she is keen to encourage academics to communicate their research to wider audiences. She has supervised PhD students and she has run training workshops for teachers for the British Council and for participants at the Albach European Forum in Austria.

Since completing her RLF Writing Fellowship and her accreditation as an RLF Consultant Fellow, Lucy has delivered a range of training sessions for undergraduate, Master’s, PhD students and early career researchers to improve writing skills and to incorporate creativity into academic research and writing.

Lucy’s teaching style is dynamic, creative and inspirational. Her teaching sessions are bespoke and are tailored to the needs of each particular group.

Discipline areas: Arts, Business & Management, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Engineering & Related
Topics: Essays, dissertations, theses, literature reviews, reflective commentaries, online communication, letters and emails, journal articles, research or grant proposals, books, communicating with non-specialists, preparing for conferences
Participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates (research), postgraduates (taught), staff (academic), international students
Activities: Workshops, retreats, immersives, seminars, tutorials, talks/presentations, online community commentaries
Consultant's background: Novelist, poet
Location: West and South West England
Availability for travel: International
Testimonials for Lucy English

I learned and understood more after each session. I would recommend that every college or university runs a program like this.

-- First year Social Work undergraduate

Most of all I am confident about giving any presentation in the research area that I am interested in.

-- Doctoral student

The consideration and design put into the creation of this session is obvious. Using the workshop to reflect on our own practice outside of my discipline has been enlightening and extremely enjoyable. Thank you.

-- Lecturer in Education

The workshop gave me the opportunity to meet and hear other people’s vulnerabilities in relation to research. It allowed distance for thoughts and ideas to emerge. It made me think about my research and re-enthused me.

-- Arts researcher

Although we have excellent student support services within the university, this course offered something to all the students who attended, whether they have specific learning needs or not. I saw their confidence grow as the course progressed.

-- Senior Lecturer in Social Work
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