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Launch of AHRC-funded Collaborative Skills Development Programme: CWWSkills

Attention all Postgraduate Research Students and Early Career Researchers:

Announcing the launch of a new AHRC-funded Collaborative Skills Development Programme, tailor made for those researching in any area of Contemporary Women’s Writing!!

The CWWSkills Programme comprises 6 training workshops held at different locations in the UK between 31st August, 2013 and 12th July 2014. Its aim is to fill the perceived skills gap between academic research and an increasingly competitive employment market, within and beyond Higher Education. Please access the programme of events and online application form at www.cwwskills.org.uk

The CWWSkills programme is free of charge and reasonable travel and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed. Please note that places are limited and the application process is selective, based on the quality of the content you input onto the form. The window for receipt of applications closes on 21 June 2013. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application in early July 2013.

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Funding News: AHRC Collaborative Skills Development Fund Postgraduate Development Programme


We are pleased to announce that CWWA executive committee members have secured AHRC collaborative skills development funding to run an ambitious programme of postgraduate and early-career development workshops with a focus on contemporary women’s writing between September 2013 and July 2014. The Principal Investigator is Prof. Lucie Armitt (University of Salford).

A series of 6 workshops will offer a ‘wrap around’ skills development programme tailored specifically to the needs of postgraduate and early career researchers working in the field of contemporary women’s writing. The series covers topics and skills such as ‘Publishing and Contemporary Women’s Writing’ (Southampton), ‘Making best use of Social and Digital Media for Research Purposes’ (MediaCity UK, Salford), ‘Communications within and Beyond the Classroom’ (Liverpool John Moores), ‘Careers and Employability’ (Leeds Metropolitan) and ‘Creating and Engaging New Audiences’ (Brighton). The final workshop will return to MediaCity UK, Salford with an emphasis on ‘Reflection and Practice’ linked to the skills acquired over the course of the programme. Throughout, the emphasis will be participatory and ‘hands on’.

The overall aim of the series is to maximise employability within and beyond the academy for researchers in the field of contemporary women’s writing, enhancing the skills set of this group of highly ambitious and active researchers. Content will be led by academic and non-academic colleagues in partnership with a range of academic and vocational skills providers.

Participation will be via an application process, full details of which will be communicated in Spring 2013. The workshops will be free of charge to successful applicants.

More details will be announced in due course on this website and via the CWWA mailing list.