About the Programme

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The CWWSkills Programme:

  • 31 August 2013, University of Southampton: ‘Publishing and Contemporary Women’s Writing’
  • 9 November 2013, University of Salford, MediaCity UK: ‘Social Media and Digital Technologies’
  • 18 January 2014, Liverpool John Moores University: ‘Communicating More Effectively Within and Beyond the Classroom’
  • 22 March 2014, Leeds Metropolitan University: ‘Careers and Employability’
  • 10 May 2014, University of Brighton: ‘Creating New Audiences for Contemporary Women’s Writing’
  • 12 July 2014, University of Salford, MediaCity UK: ‘Reflection and Practice: the Training Programme Reviewed’ 
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The AHRC-funded Contemporary Women’s Writing Skills Development Programme (CWWSkills) is a programme of six workshops, to be held August 2013 - July 2014. The programme is designed to enable UK-based postgraduate research students and early-career researchers who work in the field of contemporary women’s writing to develop an entrepreneurial approach to their research. The programme provides a ‘wrap around’ skills package to fill the perceived skills gap between academic research and an increasingly competitive employment market, within and beyond Higher Education. All workshops are free of charge and reasonable travel and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed.

The members of the Executive Planning Group for this programme are all specialists in the field of contemporary women’s writing and are present or former members of the Executive Steering Group of the Contemporary Women’s Writing Association. They are:

Emphasis, throughout the programme, will fall on the real-world application of research in the field of contemporary women’s writing. In a rapidly changing literary and media environment, training will be provided in the utilisation of digital technology to maximise the communication of that research to the widest possible audience groups. Though part of the programme will focus on providing those communication skills required to teach in Higher Education, another key objective of the programme is the development of those entrepreneurial skills which will aid participants in communicating with a wider range of employment markets. Experts delivering the programme are drawn from Higher Education and other employment markets.

To best encourage the development of a sustained cohort of participants, we are actively encouraging you to sign up for five or more workshops. This best facilitates networking among the participants and, as some sessions involve practical and group work, best aids ongoing communication.

Please note that, as places on the programme are limited, application is competitive and will be determined by the quality of the information you supply on your online application form.

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