Write-UP Residential Writing Retreat

The Learning and Teaching Academy are pleased to announce the second in a series of workshops and events to support colleagues in writing up education-related papers and publications. The Write-UP (Writing for Publication in University Practice) event will take the form of a writing retreat in Inverness from the evening of Sunday 24th March to Tuesday 26th March 2019, led by Gordon Asher who is an experienced writing retreat facilitator.

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An Lochran Learning Lab
10 Inverness Campus

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£ Cost


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Alex Walker
email: lta@uhi.ac.uk
tel: 01463 279486

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The Write-UP writing retreat is intended to provide space and support for colleagues who are seeking to write an article, journal paper, book chapter or another form of publication that is related to some aspect of learning and teaching practice, educational evaluation, or educational research. This could include something you are currently working on, and which you are seeking space and support to conclude writing. Alternatively it may be something that you are currently in the early stages of planning, in which case the Write-UP writing retreat will provide an opportunity to start drafting your work.

You do not need to be aiming for a peer-reviewed journal article to participate in the Write-UP retreat, although we expect at least some colleagues will be working on publications of this kind. In addition, you could be writing about some aspect of learning and teaching practice, or educational evaluation or research, in FE or HE contexts, or within your own discipline area. You do not need to have any prior experience in writing for publication in learning and teaching, and we will be seeking to make a number of places available to those who are new to this kind of writing.

Places on the Write-UP writing retreat are funded by the LTA, with accommodation provided and a contribution to travel also available for those coming from out with Inverness. Places are limited though, and we will seek to allocate places across a range of academic partners, disciplines, FE and HE contexts, and levels of experience.

To express an interest

To express an interest in participating in the Write-UP writing residential, please submit a short outline proposal (of no more than one page) which indicates: your name and academic partner, and what you would intend to work on during the writing retreat. This should include a one or two paragraph description of the topic or focus, indication of the proposed format for your publication (e.g. journal paper, book chapter, article, etc), and any initial work already completed. Please also indicate whether you have a potential outlet for your publication already identified (e.g. a specific journal or periodical, edited book, blog or other online outlet), and whether this will be your first education related publication or if you already have experience in writing for publication in learning and teaching.

If you participated in the first Write-UP residential, and would like to be considered for the next one, your proposal should clearly explain how you would build upon the writing work undertaken previously. Ideally this should be with a view to producing something ready for submission to a chosen journal or other publication outlet.

A small number of places will be offered directly to colleagues who are working on papers to be included in the Education submission for REF 2021.

Please submit your expression of interest to lta@uhi.ac.uk by the close of Friday 22nd February. Notification of places being allocated will returned by Wednesday the 27th February.


We want to make this a positive experience for all participants and hope we have met everyone’s needs in joining this event.  If you have particular access needs please contact us at lta@uhi.ac.uk so we can work together to get you as good an experience as we can.


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