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The Write Stuff: A Short Scientific Writing Course (Part 2)

28/09/2017 09:30

Presented as a series of three half-day workshops, this short course consists of three half days spread over three weeks. During the time we have together we will develop and try out different strategies to help us write and we will look in detail at some of the specific writing tasks that we face in science. In particular, we will spend time on developing a strategy for writing a scientific paper. Because the course is over three weeks after each participant will be invited to prepare some short pieces of writing that will be individually critiqued by the course presenter Allan Gaw. The course will be limited to 10-15 participants to ensure that there is maximum interaction and personalised tuition. After this course each participant will:

  • understand the importance of being able to write well in science
  • appreciate the common difficulties faced by writers and how to overcome them
  • understand what is meant by freewriting
  • develop a personal strategy for writing
  • know how to edit and revise your texts
  • know how to avoid the commonest grammatical errors in English
  • understand the need to develop a professional, scientific style


There are no fees for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde/NHS West Node employees

  • Half-day / 3 hours (09.30-12.30)
  • Half-day: £45 University. Half-day: £99 Commercial Organisation

Invoice: We can raise an invoice for payment, but only in receipt of a purchase order number from your finance department. Purchase orders should be marked for the attention of:-

  • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Caledonia House
  • Cardonald Business Park
  • Glasgow
  • G51 4ED
  • Please provide details of the training course, date and name of attendee on the purchase order and email copy to

Pay by Cheque: please make out a cheque, payable to NHS GG& C Endowment Fund CG0337 and bring it with you on the day.

Pay by Credit or Debit Card: can be arranged. (Please note your details will be stored in our database but not passed on to any other parties).

If you have any queries in respect of your course fee, please telephone 0141 201 9324. Thank you.