Develop Your Writing: RLF Bridge

Workshop leader and school student in learning centre
Book now
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7797
  • Email:
  • Admission: Free entry

Unfortunately this session is currently unavailable. We hope to resume the offer soon

We're gradually reopening to keep everyone safe however, our onsite Schools Programme remains closed until further notice. We are exploring ways to support schools during this time and will update these pages with further information as plans progress. In the meantime, you can explore a wealth of online learning resources on our website and keep up to date with us on Twitter.

Many learners approaching the end of secondary school are concerned about the transition to university, college or work. In particular, they worry that academic and other formal writing is difficult. Royal Literary Fund Bridge workshops are designed to help pupils overcome this anxiety and become more confident in their writing. 

This one-day workshop is delivered by professional writers who have worked with students in universities as RLF Writing Fellows; they use practical tasks and discussion to develop a view of reading and writing as 'can do, want to do' activities. The topics covered include identifying different types of writing, reviewing terms used in academic writing, exploring critical thinking and practising sentence flow and paragraph planning, as well as common problems with grammar and punctuation. 

Learner feedback: 

'Realistic and reassuring practical advice. 10/10...'

'It has made me more aware of the power my words have.' 

Teacher feedback: 

'A clear programme of learning, covering aspects which are vital for academic writing. All of the students felt more confident ... they described feeling “reassured” and “more ready to write at college/university”.' 

'The impact on their essays and dissertations has been positive and significant. Work is clearer and better organised...'


Age group: Year 12 - 13
Length: Study day, 10:00 - 15:00
Group size:

Maximum - 15 learners per session; pending on availability two sessions can run at the same time to accommodate 30 learners. 

Minimum - 10 learners

Key skills: Cross-curricular, writing
Price: Admission: Free entry
Where: British Library St Pancras
Enquiries: +44 (0)20 7412 7797
Book now