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Masterclass May 2015 experiences

I just wanted to email to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the course last week. The course is so unique - when I did a google search your course was the only one that I could find (except university run short courses for staff). In fact, I'd say it may be the best course I've been on in terms of organization purely because you put so much effort into ensuring we all have a valuable and enjoyable experience. Thank-you.

Sarah Donegan, University of Liverpool

Just a quick note to say thank you so much for the Masterclass. It was such an eye-opening experience. It really increased my confidence in my own writing and critiquing abilities. I also loved the innovative suggestions for alternatives to the main funding streams. I'm sure I will now be writing many more grant applications, and putting so much of what you taught at Missenden into practice.

Sarah Millsopp, University of Chester

Thank you for an excellent week on the Missenden Masterclass. There was so much to take in but you, Sarah and Robert created a really stimulating and supportive learning environment. It was wonderful to meet such great colleagues on this training and learn from their experience.

Whilst on the masterclass I did a little bit of work on another bid for a project I was putting together ... I was able to incorporate some of the suggestions on writing style Sarah offered in her initial feedback to me and some of the tips for writing a case for support you shared, John. I found out yesterday that, although we were not awarded the full amount we bid for, the Trust were so impressed with our case for support they awarded us 1/2 the amount which is enough to kick start the initial phase. This was the first bid I had written and I just wanted to thank you for your support in achieving this first time. I feel much more confident and prepared for the bid writing process as a result of attending the Missenden Masterclass.

So, thanks,

Victoria Stirrup, Canterbury Christ Church University

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