As part of the first University of Edinburgh November WriteFest, Daphne Loads and I offered a workshop called ‘The Flipped Text’. Daphne and I both have intense relationships with the written word. She has used it in innumerable creative ways in her teaching and research practice (https://www.ed.ac.uk/institute-academic-development/about-us/staff/profiles/daphne-loads) and has written a wonderful book about creative … Continue reading The Flipped Text: A Writing Workshop
Photograph: Douglas Robertson Photography It can be refreshing when someone calls a spade a spade. Paul Silvia does when he sums up in three words that ‘Writing is hard’ (How to Write a Lot. A Practical Guide to Academic Writing). He elaborates that writing about research is ‘frustrating, complicated, and un-fun’. I expect many researchers would agree … Continue reading Writing retreats and containment
You may have noticed reference to the “HR Excellence in Research Award” on our website or in our brochures and not given it much thought, but it’s worth paying some attention to – and we’d really appreciate hearing from you if you have. The Institute for Academic Development is currently in the process of working … Continue reading HR Excellence in Research Award | what do you think?