Courses offered by Trevor Day

Trevor's courses are commonly tailored to specific disciplinary contexts. Courses take account of participants' background and level of expertise. They include:

  • Writing your doctoral thesis (less painfully)
  • Writing your Masters dissertation
  • Getting published (from general courses, to specialist ones on peer-reviewed journal articles)
  • Critical reading and writing
  • Explaining your research to the public
  • Writing a reflective commentary for your professional portfolio

About Trevor

Trevor is unusual in his wide and deep experience of different writing, teaching and research genres. His scientific research and teaching background, with a PhD in Education, makes him ideal for facilitating tailored courses in science, social science and humanities.

Originally a marine biologist, Trevor has taught extensively alongside his writing career. In 1997, he was shortlisted for the UK’s most prestigious science book prize for Incredible Journey to the Centre of the Atom. He has written or co-authored more than 40 books, 70 peer-reviewed articles and many features for the international press, as well as devising outreach communications for universities and science centres.

Trevor was an RLF Writing Fellow at the University of Bath 2007-2011 and now facilitates writing courses at Bath and Exeter universities. He also co-leads science writing retreats and is a Visiting Professor at the University of Trento, Italy.

Author of Success in Academic Writing (Palgrave Macmillan), Trevor thrives in carrying out R&D in academic writing and learning development. In 2010-13, he led two national HE STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) projects and has since played a lead role in innovative online learning projects. A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, he heads the RLF Consultant Fellows’ programme.

Discipline areas: Business & Management, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Engineering & Related
Topics: Dissertations, theses, literature reviews, reflective commentaries, scientific research reports, online communication, journal articles, books, communicating with non-specialists, preparing for conferences
Participants: Postgraduates (research), postgraduates (taught), staff (academic), staff (non-academic)
Activities: Workshops, retreats, seminars, tutorials, talks/presentations
Consultant's background: Non-fiction, children’s non-fiction, copywriter, journalist
Location: West and South West England
Availability for travel: International