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Courses offered by Trevor Day

Trevor's courses are tailored to client's needs. They take account of participants' background and level of expertise. They include:

  • Writing your doctoral thesis (less painfully)
  • For academic staff: feedback on writing as productive dialogue
  • Critical reading and writing for postgraduates (taught or research)
  • Writing compelling journal articles that do your research justice
  • Writing research narratives: explaining your research to other audiences
  • Powerful reading techniques for academic writing

Trevor is unusual in his wide and deep experience of writing, teaching and academic research. His science and social science research background, with a PhD in Education, plus his writing and teaching across genres, makes him ideal for facilitating tailored courses across a range of disciplines, from arts to science.

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. Trevor 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 workshops – online and face-to-face – at several universities, doctoral training entities and research institutes.

Author of the critically acclaimed Success in Academic Writing (Palgrave Macmillan), Trevor thrives in carrying out writing-related R&D. He has led two national HE STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) projects and played a lead role in innovative online learning projects. A Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, he was the originator and Director of the RLF Consultant Fellows’ programme (2013–2021).

Discipline areas: Arts, 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
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