Better Writing Skills
- Level(s) of Study: Professional / Short course
Available at no cost to eligible individuals (see criteria below).*
- Start Date(s): Next course is on 17 October 2023.
- Duration: Tuesday 17 October 2023, 10 am - 4 pm (one day)
- Study Mode(s): Short course
Please note: This course is delivered through the Enterprising Ashfield project, which is funded by the Government's Towns Fund. Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is pleased to offer free (fully funded) places on this course to support individuals and employees of businesses that are based in the towns of Kirkby-in-Ashfield and Sutton-in-Ashfield.
On this course you’ll learn how to win over your audience with the right words. It’s ideal for anyone that would like to write more confidently - instead of fearing it!
It’s equally useful if you’re regularly writing reports, presentations and project briefs and would like to develop your writing skills to influence others.
With a limited number of places on the course, you'll have the one-to-one attention you need to ensure you leave with the skills to continue developing your skills at home or work.
Here's what our previous attendees said:
"I wanted to improve my professional writing skills and now I know how to write better emails for business use."
"I did the course to improve my writing skills, refresh my formal writing knowledge and have taken away a better understanding of how to structure my writing for maximum impact. I enjoyed doing group exercises and focusing on being concise, as I struggle to identify my point sometimes"
"I think the course was balanced and well planned. I enjoyed the creative writing aspects and have taken away from the course more professionalism, writing skills and how to do structured writing."
"Thank you, I enjoyed the course! I wanted to improve my knowledge, skills and techniques and I've taken away a greater knowledge and application of writing reports and tailoring writing to the audience"
"Enjoyed all of it and taken away lots; persuasive / informative styles and writing for a variety of different audiences. Improved my writing skills and introduced to bid writing"
How you’re taught
In-person from the Summit Centre in Kirkby-in-Ashfield.
Tuesday 17 October 2023, 10 am - 4 pm (one day)
Also available on;
Tuesday 23 January 2024. 10 am - 4 pm (one day)
Tutor profile: Becky Cullen
Becky teaches and manages at Nottingham Trent University.
She has delivered leadership training courses for managers.
She’s particularly skilled in giving feedback; her delegates achieve a great deal in a short time, surprising themselves with the level and range of their writing.
Becky was Poet-in-Residence at Newstead Abbey, and she has published two books of poetry. She is the presenter of Notts TV Book Club: Notts TV Book Club - Notts TV News | The heart of Nottingham news coverage for Notts TV.
No previous writing experience or presentation skills are required to access this course.
To be eligible for a place, you must live or work in the towns of Kirkby-in-Ashfield or Sutton-in-Ashfield. To check if your home or work postcode is eligible visit the Enterprising Ashfield postcode checker page.