Friday, 19 February 2021

Fwd: Becoming Well Read 2021: Academic Reading Symposium Invitation

Dear Colleagues, 


I hope you can join us at Keele to explore academic reading practices, reflect on the challenges of teaching reading for academic purposes and to share innovative strategies at our annual academic reading symposium. 

Registration for Becoming Well Read is open! 

Date: March 31st 2021 

Location: MS Teams

For the full programme and to register, please visit the conference webpage 



Following 2019's highly successful event, and picking up where we left off so abruptly in 2020, the second symposium will continue to explore this vital but often overlooked aspect of academic literacy/ies. It would be valuable to anyone whose central focus is educational, learning or academic development, and to academic teaching staff who are looking for new ways of supporting their students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 

There is also an opportunity to submit a late contribution on the topic of digital reading, which I hope you will consider if the last twelve months have provided inspirations and challenges you would like to share.


Look forward to seeing you at this year's event.  


Best regards,


Angela Rhead (she/her), SFHEA
Senior Curriculum Developer
Curriculum Design and Development | Keele Institute for Innovation and Teaching Excellence  01782 734093

Rhead, A. (2019) "The trouble with academic reading: exposing hidden threshold concepts through academic reading retreats", Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education. Plymouth, UK, 0(15). Available at:

Guest Editor: Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice 2020: Becoming Well Read: Charting the complexities of academic reading and navigating the reading journeys of undergraduate and postgraduate students. View special edition here:

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