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Our Clients Say

"Dr Catriona Ryan is one of the most inspirational teachers I have ever come across, principally because she has developed a system by which her own constantly curious and inventive brain can produce teaching ‘events’ which are charged with the conversion of information into creativity. I have certainly become a better teacher from working with her and taking on her techniques, which I believe are both contemporary and innovative and in terms of the aforementioned ‘indirect pedagogy’ can be summed up in three words, infectious, enthusiasm and skilled. She has given me glimpses of a new form of performative teaching, which I believe keeps my own pedagogic practice vital. A glowing testimonial, not given lightly."

Dr Paul Jeff, UWTSD

"I would like to thank you for providing the interesting and enjoyable training course on Friday. I am in the last year of my Ph.D. and expect to submit my thesis in July. I was feeling a bit stressed and thinking about how I can manage the whole document. Having these 7 steps helped me to organize my ideas and reduce anxiety. I will try my best to apply them properly in my work and I wish I achieve my plan and submit it on time.. I just wanted to say thank you."

PhD Researcher

UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Safe and Trusted Al-King's College London/Imperial College London

"Dr Catriona Ryan is a fantastic workshop leader and academic tutor.  I was fortunate enough to participate in a recent workshop on Enhanced Academic Writing, led by Catriona, at the Cardiff University Doctoral Academy and was totally inspired by her passion for academic writing.  Catriona led the workshop with great energy and positivity, and illustrated how her methods of organising a thesis were applicable to all fields of study.  Her methods of breaking down large topics into manageable sizes are superb and certainly help anyone feeling a little anxious by the magnitude of the writing task ahead.  I also joined a webinar session with Catriona, in a question and answer format, and found her to be brilliantly communicative and helpful.  She is an absolute must for any University student."

F. Bray, PhD Student, Cardiff University

"Thank you Dr. Ryan! The workshop was amazing. Breaking the process down into the seven steps is so genius! I almost can’t wait to start my first paper this semester, almost. :) Having the seven steps as my weapon really does reduce anxiety and I haven’t even put them into real-time use. I’m grateful for people like you."

K. Lyle, PhD Student, University of New Hampshire (USA)

"One word for this course: WOW. I have always struggled with self-confidence when writing. I would overthink, procrastinate and worry, yet Dr Catriona Ryan-Senior Fellow HEA (She/Her) has taught me a SEVEN step process to overcome this fear and manage my writing. For that, I am thankful. Now, I am thoroughly looking forward to writing more during my academic career."

PhD Student

 ''It was a refreshing, rejuvenating and wonderful day with you on Academic Writing Reducing Anxiety. I wish I could have more lectures and full day sessions with you again. It opened my eyes to a new world and enhanced my writing skills in order to work out on a scholarly article''

R. Kumar, PhD student, London School of Economics 

I"Just wanted to say thank you again for the session yesterday-it was game-changing for me.  I have struggled a lot with writing and for the first time (probably ever) today I sat down to a writing-related task that I had planned to do without procrastinating and even quite looking forward to it!  The warmth and energy that you bring to presenting the material just adds to how accessible and unintimidating it is, and I am really grateful."

H. Townsend, PhD Student, Royal College of Art

"I can vouch for these sessions by @Scriptorcube as being one of the most valuable experiences of my 3 year PhD journey. 7 steps to academic writing - highly recommended!"

A. Graham, PhD Student, Teeside University/University Alliance (12 UK universities)

"Dr Ryan's approach to teaching/experiencing poetry is revolutionary for the person! It magnifies the individual student: in his/her own personal engagement with words and meanings; thus increasing confidence and sense of potential. Dr Ryan's classes are experiential, 'holographic' and enjoyable. It was especially interesting that she taught me - a Post Graduate Art Student - and through her work I feel I understand VISUAL meaning better now than I did before her class!"

G. Davies, MA Student, UWTSD

"Thank you for your class, I was present in a workshop for my BA also and today again I found the challenges engaging! Thank you for your presence you are a complete inspiration!!"

K. Holland, MA Student, UWTSD

"Absolutely fantastic workshop. Delighted I could make it.  Has really paved the way in helping me clarify my thoughts on the direction of my thesis.  Thank you Catriona!!"

A. Murray-Cantwell, PhD Student, Sheffield Hallam University/University Alliance 

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