Microfiction: Reading

Using creative writing techniques to learn how to read more effectively at university

  • Wed 2 Oct 19

    15:00 - 16:00

  • Colchester Campus


  • Event speaker

    Melissa Shales

  • Event type


  • Event organiser

    Student Development Department

  • Contact details

Microfiction - a fresh way to think about writing at university

University study should be creative as well as academic, and writing should be fun.  That is the philosophy behind our microfiction sessions, where we use stories of less than 10 words as a way to think about three key skills for university success: communicating ideas, extracting ideas, and organising ideas.  

Delivered in three one hour parts, these sessions can stand alone, or be taken as a series – the choice is yours.  

Microfiction: Writing 14:00-15:00 Tuesday 1 October 2019 in NTC.2.04

Microfiction: Reading15:00-16:00 Wednesday 2 October 2019 in TC.1.10

Microfiction: Thinking15:00-16:00 Thursday 3 October 2019 in NTC.2.04


Microfiction: Reading

For more information

Skills for Success are here to help you succeed in your studies and achieve your potential.  We offer support and resources to help improve your writing, maths, research, study skills and English language, no matter what your discipline or level of study.

Visit our webpages or go to the Student Services Hub in the Silberrad Student Centre to find out more about our services, and how we can help.

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