Celebrating Swansea University Authors
Talented writers from Swansea University will be inspiring budding authors to put ‘pen to paper’ with the launch of the Celebrating Swansea University Authors project.
Published authors in each College were invited to be filmed speaking about their selected book and what inspired them to write.
The ten very interesting short videos are available on the new ‘Celebrating Swansea University Authors' YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/CelebrateSUAuthors .
Posters to promote the authors and their books have also been produced and will be on permanent display in the University’s Library.
The project, coordinated by the University’s Information Services and Systems Department, has been funded by the Welsh Government’s Reading Roadshow grant for local libraries to inspire reading in Wales.
Lori Havard, Head of Academic Support in the Information Services and Systems Department at the University said; “ We were delighted to have been awarded funding for our project which we have used to create videos and posters at very little cost.
“ We hope that the stories told in the videos will encourage students to read the interesting publications which our staff have crafted and perhaps inspire them to go down the path of publishing their own research.
" If this pilot is successful we will be looking to use this project to promote other exciting literary works produced by our talented academics and staff.”
The ten books and their authors are:
• Oxford Handbook to Clinical Diagnosis by Dr Keir Lewis, College of Medicine
• Clinical Teaching Made Easy: A practical guide to teaching and learning in clinical settings by Professor Judy McKimm, College of Medicine
• Adult Nursing: Preparing for Practice by Dr David Barton, College of Human and Health Science
• Fundamentals of Nursing by Sharon Harvey, College of Human and Health Science
• War and the Crisis of Youth in Sierra Leone by Dr Krijn Peters, College of Arts and Humanities
• Orientalist Jones by Dr Michael Franklin, College of Arts and Humanities
• Critical Representations of Work and Organization in Popular Culture by Professor Carl Rhodes, College of Business, Economics and Law
• David Hughes Parry: a jurist in society by Professor Gwynedd Parry, College of Business, Economics and Law
• Essential Topology by Dr Martin Crossley, College of Science
• Principles of Biomechanics and Motion Analysis by Dr Iwan Griffiths, College of Engineering.