Academic Reading Symposium

Becoming Well Read 2020

Unfortunately this year's Becoming Well Read Symposium will no longer be taking place. We hope to offer some alternative online activities over the summer - please get in touch if you would like to take part in these by emailing We hope to welcome you to Becoming Well Read 2021


Becoming Well Read, Keele’s annual Academic Reading Symposium, draws together practitioners from diverse contexts and institutions to support an investigation of shared experiences and expertise, and to forge communities of practice that explore the development of academic reading.

Following from last year’s highly successful event, the second symposium will continue to explore this vital but often overlooked aspect of academic literacy. It will be valuable to anyone whose central focus is educational, learning or academic development, and to academic teaching staff who are looking for new ways of supporting their students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels - across all disciplines

This exciting, practice-focused day brings together experiences from a range of communities to explore academic reading practices, reflect on the challenges of teaching reading for academic purposes, and share interesting and innovative methods.