Centre for Open Studies, University of Glasgow.

Welcome to the Centre for Open Studies. As part of the University of Glasgow the centre provides a range of different life-experiences. Courses may help contribute to your career development, progress your learning or further your interests. Students often create friendships for life and there is a strong social element to courses and events.

Year round learning opportunities include: courses, day events and public lectures. The Centre is continually looking forward and growing its portfolio of activities to suit the changing needs of students. “We hope you share our enthusiasm for learning – a warm welcome awaits you at the Centre for Open Studies.”

“The Centre for Open Studies would like to thank Pat Byrne for being such a good friend to the Centre and offering to review some of our programmes and activities and offering to host this webpage.”
Full information can be found at: www.gla.ac.uk/courses/openstudies

Short Courses Open Day University of Glasgow, 26 August, 2017

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26 August, 2017 10.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. The Glasgow Club Kelvin Hall, 1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AW Open to the public, come along to the Short Courses Open Day! 26 August 2017, 10.30am-1.30pm – a great opportunity to learn about the 250+ courses the University offers each year.  Short courses are delivered throughout […]

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Mary Irvine’s blog: A Stimulating Day – Editing Workshop with Alan McMunnigall, Centre for Open Studies, University of Glasgow

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Recently attended another day school at the University of Glasgow.  Editing! As I’m about to embark on a five week visit to Greece in order to edit a 60,000 word manuscript I thought this was just what I required. Must add here that I signed up for this course as soon as I saw it […]

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Centre for Open Studies: University of Glasgow – Writing Fiction: Intermediate

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Creative Writing  – Writing Fiction: Intermediate Wednesdays:  28 September, 2016 – 22 March, 2017 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. This is a credited course, which can assist entry to full time study at Glasgow University for students who excel. The course will allow students to advance their knowledge of the structures and techniques found in […]

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Narration And Perspective In Fiction, Sat 29 October, 2016, Creative Writing, Centre for Open Studies, University of Glasgow

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Narration And Perspective In Fiction Sat Oct 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Centre for Open Studies University of Glasgow Narration and perspective are fundamental and important elements of fiction. This day school will look at how writers employ narration to develop plots, tell stories and create characters. We will examine the approaches that […]

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Friday, August 19, 2016 | Filed under: Centre for Open Studies, University of Glasgow

Writing Short Stories, Centre for Open Studies, Creative Writing, University of Glasgow Starts 26 Sept 2016

Writing Short Stories Centre for Open Studies Sep 26, 2016 – Mon Mar 20, 2017 This course will help students to explore the short story in terms of story types and structural aspects of the form. Students will have the opportunity to develop their own writing skills through exercises and assignments. Theories of the short […]

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Write First Time, Creative Writing, Centre for Open Studies University of Glasgow Starts September 28 2016

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Write First Time 1 Centre for Open Studies Wed Sep 28, 2016 – Wed Nov 30, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Through close, textual analysis and discussion of material students will learn about writing techniques across a range of forms, including poetry and prose. A weekly writing task will be set to help students […]

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Centre for Open Studies, University of Glasgow, Creative Writing – Editing Workshop Sat 4 Feb 2017

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Editing In Fiction – Centre for Open Studies Saturday 4 February, 2017  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Editing is one of the most fundamental and important aspects of writing fiction. This day school will look at different ways that writers edit. We will examine approaches writers use to edit and redraft fiction. Published work and […]

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University of Glasgow: Centre for Open Studies: Ten Writers Telling Lies West End Festival 2016

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Ten Writers are participating in a project with the musician Jim Byrne to produce a book and complementary cd, which will be produced early 2017.  In the meantime you can catch them perform their work at Three Events at the West End Festival 2016 Of the ten writers, six are students from the Centre for […]

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Centre for Open Studies, University of Glasgow, Ten Writers Telling Lies at West End Festival

At this year’s West End Festival Ten Writers are participating in an event with musician Jim Byrne.  Of the ten five attend Alan McMunnigal’s Creative Writing Classes at Glasgow University.  Some have also studied at Glasgow University’s M.Litt in Creative Writing.  They include writers whose work has been published in Germany and by Legend Press, […]

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Introduction to creative writing: the short story, Centre for Open Studies, Saturday mornings 2 April – 4 June, 2016

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University of Glasgow – Centre for Open Studies Introduction to creative writing: the short story Saturday 02/04/16 – 04/06/16: 10.30 – 12.30 Tutor: Pam Ross B.A. M.Litt In this introductory course students will study the short story form, looking atstructural aspects and techniques from a writer’s perspective in order to help develop their own writing. […]

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Centre for Open Studies University of Glasgow, Writing Fiction, Tuesdays from 29 March, 2016

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This course will focus on the discussion of students’ fiction. Literary forms and structures will be discussed. Published work from a range of authors will be studied and students will learn a range of literary techniques that they can develop and employ in their own fiction. Tutor Alan McMunnigall Ten Nights  7 – 9 p.m. […]

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Introduction to Fiction Writing, Centre for Open Studies, University of Glasgow, 12 January – 15 March, 2016

Introduction to Fiction Writing 2 – Pamela Ross Tuesdays 10am-12pm St Andrews Building, University of Glasgow. This course for beginners will introduce  some of the basic techniques of fiction writing. Discussion will allow students to improve their understanding of fiction and produce writing during the course. (Note: this course is a stand alone course – […]

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Friday, January 8, 2016 | Filed under: Centre for Open Studies, University of Glasgow

Centre for Open Studies, University of Glasgow: Writing Fiction: the short story 12/o1/16 – 15.03.16

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Writing fiction: the short story  12/01/16 – 15/03/16 Tuesdays 19.00 – 21.00   Tutor: Alan McMunnigall This course will focus on the discussion of students’ writing and will look at a range of approaches to the creation of fiction. Literary techniques will be examined in order for students to use them to develop their own […]

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Centre for Open Studies: University of Glasgow: The Novel: the first fifty pages

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The novel: the first fifty pages 11/01/16 – 14/03/16 Mondays 19.00 – 21.00 Tutor: Pamela Ross, BA MLitt  This practical course may be taken  by those attending The novel: getting started, but is also open to new students. What challenges face novelists in writing the first fifty pages of a new work? Discussion of literary […]

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Centre for Open Studies, University of Glasgow, Songwriting Workshop 2, 14 Jan – Mar, 2016n

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Songwriting Workshop 2 – Tutor Francis Macdonald Thursdays 14/01/16 – 17/03/1619:00 – 21:00 p.m. Centre for Open Studies, Songwriting Workshop 2 will be taught by Francis Macdonald, who drums with Teenage Fanclub and manages Camera Obscura and the Vaselines. It is for people who write songs; want to write songs or who would just like […]

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Centre for Open Studies, Creative Writing, Fiction Showcase 8 December, 2015

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Student Showcase 8 December, STUC, 7 P.M.  Over the years, the Centre for Open Studies has produced many notable, award-winning and widely published writers. These writers have enhanced the reputation of the Centre. Each year, new and returning students produce excellent work during their time at the Centre. This event showcases work written by students […]

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Dialogue Day School, Centre for Open Studies University of Glasgow, Saturday 31 October, 2015

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Saturday, 31.10.15, 10am-4pm Tutor: Alan McMunnigall Dialogue Day School in the St Andrews Building at Glasgow University. Centre for Open Studies University of Glasgow St Andrew’s Building 11 Eldon Street Glasgow G3 6NH The Day School costs £30 and is for those who want to learn more about how dialogue in fiction works and how […]

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | Filed under: Centre for Open Studies, University of Glasgow

Centre for Open Studies, University of Glasgow, Autumn – Winter. 2015

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Creative writing: the novel Saturday 03/10/15 – 19/03/16 14.00 – 16.00 In this course students will study the novel form, looking at structural aspects and techniques from a writer’s perspective in order to help develop their own writing. The course will include writing in class, using exercises and prompts, and reading published work to better […]

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Information Night Creative Writing Classes University of Glasgow Open Studies Thurs 10 Sept 2015

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Information Night – Creative Writing University of Glasgow Boyd Orr Buidling, Room 407 (Lecture Theatre A)120 University Avenue Glasgow G12 8QQ. Map Everyone is welcome and the event is FREE. Alan McMunnigall, Creative Writing Tutor, will be  there to discuss credit and non-credit options for the new academic year and to answer any questions you […]

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Bloomsday Celebration: the writing techniques of James Joyce, Centre for Open Studies, 16 June, 2015

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Bloomsday celebration: the writing techniques of James Joyce Centre for Open Studies – University of Glasgow, St Andrews Building, 11 Eldon Street, Glasgow, G3 6NH Tuesday from 16 June 2015 18.00–21.00 DAY EVENT Alan McMunnigall BA On the 111th anniversary of Bloomsday, this class will examine some of the major innovations and techniques in the […]

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Change of Venue Margaret Atwood Tribute Night, Wednesday 13 May, 2015

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CHANGE OF VENUE To The Albany Centre, 44 Ashley Street, Woodlands, Glasgow, G3 6DS  Margaret Atwood: a tribute night   Wednesday 13 May 2015 6.30–9.00 p.m. EVENING EVENT Margaret Atwood is a renowned novelist, short story writer, essayist and poet. Her work embraces myth, fable, fairy tales, realism and fantasy. Notable works include The Handmaid’s […]

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Centre for Open Studies: Creative Writings Workshops and Events Summer 2015

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University of Glasgow Centre for Open Studies  www.gla.ac.uk/services/centreforopenstudies/ +44 (0)141 330 1860/1853 openstudies-enquiry@glasgow.ac.uk Story in Fiction DAY EVENT Saturday 9 May 2015 10.00–16.00 (1 meeting) Alan McMunnigall BA This is a practical one-day course that focuses on story in fi ction. Story is a fundamental aspect of fi ction writing. We will learn about how […]

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Student Showcase, STUC, Tuesday 31st March, 2015

Featuring readings of work from Centre for Open Studies students. Student Showcase 31/3/15, 6.30-9pm, STUC Price £5 (you can pay on the door) There will also be a cheap bar. All welcome. How to get there Download directions

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Character in fiction Day/half-day Event Sat 07 February 2015

Character in fiction Day/half-day Event 10.00-16.00 Saturday 07 February 2015 Centre for Open Studies University of Glasgow – Creative Writing Tutor: Alan McMunnigall Character is one of the most fundamental and important elements of fiction. This day school will look at how writers create characters. We will examine the techniques and approaches that writers use […]

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Raymond Carver: a tribute day, Wed 11 February, STUC

Raymond Carver: a tribute day Creative Writing, Centre for Open Studies University of Glasgow – Alan McMunnigall 18.30-21.00 Wednesday 11 February 2015 Venue: STUC Day/half-day Event Considered by many critics to be the most important short story writer of the twentieth century, Raymond Carver (1938-1988) continues to influence new generations of writers. Stories such as […]

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Raymond Carver: A tribute night, Centre for Open Studies, University of Glasgow, Wed 11 Feb, 2015

Raymond Carver: A tribute night Wednesday 11th February, 2015 6.30pm-9pm STUC Building, 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow, G3 6NG Considered by many critics to be the most important short story writer of the twentieth century, Raymond Carver (1938-1988) continues to influence new generations of writers. Stories such as Cathedral, Will You Please be Quiet, Please? and […]

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Centre for Open Studies Creative Writing Evening STUC Tues Dec 9th

Creative Writing University of Glasgow Centre for Open Studies Come along and hear creative writing students reading their work Tuesday, 9th December, 2014 – 7 p.m. STUC, Glasgow. £5 – Please telephone 0141 330 1835 for tickets (come early if paying at door) STUC, 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow, G3 6NG www.glasgow.ac.uk/openstudies

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Writing Fiction, Taster, Centre for Open Studies

Tuesday 13 January Writing Fiction  (19.00-21.00 Tue 13 Jan 2015, £10, code 17549).   Character in fiction Sat 07 Feb 2015 (10.00-16.00 , £30, code 17512). For more information and to book, call: 0141 330 1860/1853/2772 quoting 12 DAYS and have your credit or debit card ready. If fiction isn’t your thing, don’t worry. We […]

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | Filed under: Centre for Open Studies, University of Glasgow

Lunchtime Talks, Merchants House Glasgow 2014/2015

Lunchtime Talks The Merchants House Glasgow In Partnership With The University Of Glasgow: Centre For Open Studies, Are Offering The Following Lunchtime Talks Which Will Take Place Between 12.00 – 13.00 p.m. £5 To book call: 0141 330 1853/1860/2772 Eighteenth century pioneers – William Hunter and Captain Cook Dr Sally Anne     Coupar      […]

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