Kurse und Veranstaltungen Hochschuldidaktik & Lehrentwicklung Universität Bern

Workshop Scientific Writing

Work on your texts in an inspiring and pleasant atmosphere. The innovative circuit training approach used in this workshop guarantees that you will receive individual coaching for scientific writing, input and exercises in grammar and style, and time to edit your texts with the support of professional writing teachers.[Zulassungsbedingungen beachten]


By the end of the workshop, participants will know more about their personal strengths and weaknesses as a writer and about how to seek advice and feedback on writing from colleagues. They will also have

  • increased their confidence when writing in scientific contexts in English,
  • deepened their knowledge of scientific writing,
  • received clarification of their questions about style and grammar,
  • advanced their mastery of scientific writing skills, particularly editing.


The workshop consists of three main elements:

  • Individual coaching, during which the instructors give specific feedback on the text submitted and initiate a dialogue to address the participant’s questions (a total of about 30 minutes per participant)
  • Grammar and style exercises addressing language usage that caused problems in the participants’ texts
  • The clinic, which is focused on practicing editing skills with the support of the instructors, as well as print and online reference materials


During the day, activities vary. While the focus remains on coaching (the individual writer is in a one-on-one instructor-student setup also during clinic time), there will be some activities in small groups or pairs and some for the entire group.


Nummer: H.18.46
Durchführungsdaten: 14.12.2018
Zeiten: 9.00 – 17.00 Uhr
Leitung: Matter Marc, lic. phil. / Regan Jeannette, Dr. psych.
Kursort: UniS, Schanzeneckstrasse 1, Raum A201, 2. Stock beim Haupteingang
Umfang: 7 Stunden; 0.5 ECTS
Kurssprache: Englisch
max. Teilnehmende: 10 Personen
Anmeldeschluss: 23.11.2018
bis 23. November 2018
Studienform und Abschluss: Einzelveranstaltung des Studiengangs CAS Hochschullehre
Sie erhalten eine Teilnahmebescheinigung.
Trägerschaft: Universität Bern, Zentrum für universitäre Weiterbildung

Employees at University of Bern and PHBern: The cancellation of the registration after closing date costs CHF 100.- handling fee.


Im Rahmen des Weiterbildungsstudiengangs Hochschullehre werden für diesen Workshop 0.5 ECTS-Punkte an Modul 6 oder als Vertiefungsveranstaltung angerechnet.


This workshop is an opportunity for researchers who have completed the Scientific Writing Clinic to receive in-depth individual feedback on their texts, to focus on problematic areas of grammar and style, and to practice their editing skills.

Kosten und Zahlungsmodalitäten

CHF 390.– (employees at University of Bern and PHBern will not receive an invoice)

In order to avoid receiving an invoice, employees at University of Bern and PHBern must register with their work address.


The educational development at University of Bern is directed to teachers and researchers at universities, universities of applied sciences, teacher training universities, colleges of professional education and training and further education institutions. This constellation across target groups is intentionally sought and one of the strengths of our program.

Vor- und Nachbereitung

The Scientific Writing Clinic is a prerequisite for participation. Moreover, participants will need to submit 2-4 pages of the text they want to work with before the course begins because the instructors require time to carefully attend to the texts, which will serve as the basis for the coaching sessions. Details will be communicated in an email to all registered participants two to three weeks before the workshop.


This workshop is open for people who have previously completed our four-day course «Scientific Writing Clinic» or a similar course at another university.

Anmelde- und Aufnahmeverfahren

Die Anmeldung erfolgt elektronisch mittels Online-Anmeldeformular (siehe unten). Die Anmeldungen werden in der Reihenfolge des Eingangs berücksichtigt. Spätestens kurz nach Anmeldeschluss (3 Wochen vor Kursbeginn) entscheiden die Veranstalter über die definitive Durchführung.
Die Anmeldungen zu den einzelnen Veranstaltungen erfolgen unabhängig von der Anmeldung zum gesamten CAS-Studiengang.

Abmeldungen erfolgen zwingend per E-Mail an hd@zuw.unibe.ch

Information und Beratung

Universität Bern, Zentrum für universitäre Weiterbildung ZUW, Hochschuldidaktik & Lehrentwicklung, Schanzeneckstrasse 1, Postfach, 3001 Bern, Telefon 031 631 55 32


Your registration is binding. If you cancel your registration after the closing date or in the cases of nonappearance or abort of the program, the following cancellation policy applies:

Employees at University of Bern and PHBern:
- The cancellation of the registration after closing date (3 weeks before the course) costs CHF 100.- handling fee.
- Being present less than 75% of the course time equals nonappearance or abort of the program and costs CHF 100.- handling fee.
- Nonappearance on the first half day of a course equals nonappearance and costs CHF 100.- handling fee.
- In exceptional cases a handling fee can be remitted if a medical certificate or a written request is handed in. The decision is taken by the head of the program.

External employees:
100% of the course costs have to be paid. (This policy is adapted if the administration of the educational development unit can find a substitutional attendee. In this case, CHF 100.- handling fee have to be paid.)

Apart from this cancellation policy, the general terms and conditions of the Zentrum für universitäre Weiterbildung (ZUW) of the University of Bern apply for a Registration.