16-18 July, 2012
Gregynog Hall, Powys, Wales
Newport's writing retreat is designed for staff who have undertaken some scholarship and/or research and would like to write a substantial paper for publication. The opening Masterclass by Professor Mick Healey will be an interactive session on Writing for Publication. He will then run an open surgery the following day to work with individuals to provide bespoke guidance.
The retreat, at Gregynog Hall, will provide a quiet and beautiful space for new and more experienced academic staff who are keen to write for publication and offers a ‘creative space’ where you can harness dedicated time to develop conference papers, continue with the process of writing a journal article, or refine book proposals. Peer support will be an integral component of the retreat and participants will be encouraged to share abstracts and drafts for constructive feedback.
There are a limited number of free places for University of Wales Newport colleagues that will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The fee for external delegates is £250 based on full board.
To register your interest, email NGS@newport.ac.uk
Getting Published Masterclass
Publications are an important aspect of the work of an academic; remaining the principal vehicle through which research is reported, opinions aired, reviews undertaken, and knowledge transferred, and writing is also a useful learning exercise. For many, it also underpins teaching and curricula, means greater success in research grant applications, and a good publication track record is still seen by many institutions as a key recruitment and promotion criteria. Yet traditionally how to get your work published has not been taught, but learnt through trial and error, mainly from rejection by journal editors. This interactive workshop explores and discusses the issues surrounding the writing process, strategy and publication of academic work, and addresses some of the myths and barriers that might discourage would-be authors. The workshop is facilitated by Professor Mick Healey, HE Consultant, Researcher and Emeritus Professor at the University of Gloucestershire, http://www.mickhealey.co.uk/
Gregynog Hall is an ancient house with a Victorian face. Situated far from any city yet at the heart of Welsh history, art and politics. Once a landed estate, now a university conference centre, the house is still at the heart of the local community. The grounds are silent, but the birdsong is loud. The conference rooms echo with debate, music and laughter, but there are quiet corners for reading and writing.
Applications are open to Higher Education staff and postgraduate students, but a number of bursaries are available for successful applicants from the University of Wales, Newport, which will cover the cost of their attendance at the retreat on a full board, residential, basis. For all other participants, the inclusive cost of the Manuscript Development Retreat is £250 based on 2 nights’ accommodation, full catering and writing support sessions.
Apply by the deadline 10 June 2012 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org providing:
- A current Curriculum Vitae (maximum of two sides of A4)
- A short summary of the scholarship/research you would like to write up and any thoughts about publication e.g. do you have a journal in mind (200-500 words only)
- An indication of any access/dietary requirements
If the retreat is oversubscribed, an assessment will be made of the applicant’s research/scholarship and the likelihood of its publication and those papers deemed to have a higher probability of acceptance will be selected. Any rejected applicants will be advised on how to progress their work for consideration for future writing retreats.
Graduate School, Caerleon Campus, Lodge Road, Caerleon, Newport, NP18 3QT Wales UK
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