Writing for impact in higher education

Language is the lens through which we reach out to, and interact with, the world. The potential of words, and how you communicate them, is infinite.

Invisible Grail explores new ways to communicate important ideas specific to the needs of those working in higher education. We encourage curiosity, questioning and practice that allows the space and time to try out these ideas, drawing on techniques in writing, theatre and the arts.

Our programmes are designed to develop skills that can be applied to real-time projects and more widely as part of personal expansion and growth. Participants will learn techniques to articulate key messages critical to engaging with others, and discover the confidence to find and trust their voice.


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What they say about Invisible Grail


I found the course incredibly useful on many levels, it helped me connect with myself, and understand how I feel about my role and its challenges, and is has allowed me to consider how to re-frame my communications for better outcomes…Many thanks for a fantastically thought provoking experience I’ll never forget

Katrina Savage, Marketing and Campaigns Manager,
Teesside University
(attended Writing your Future)


“…this has given us a focus and a commitment of practice

Tyrrell Golding, Associate Head of School – Programmes,
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies,
The Open University
(attended a bespoke programme)


[on fulfilling personal objectives] “…having the confidence to project my own voice into my writing

Anthony Hill, Academic Director,
HAS – Applied Sciences,
University of the West of England, Bristol
(attended Writing for Impact: Course Leaders)



Our latest blogs

A selection of blogs from our own team and some of the brightest writers in higher education.


How to make the intangible tangible

How to make the intangible tangible

At the end of Invisible Grail’s first year, Louise Clifton reflects on what we’ve learned about ourselves, how narrative is becoming increasingly important in today’s world, and how, arm in arm with higher education, we are learning to make the intangible tangible. Read How to make the intangible tangible.


Really looking blog

Really looking

‘A static body of knowledge on the shelf’ is how we might perceive the Humanities. But if we were to really look, and examine the questions they confront us with, would we recognise this definition? Or would it encourage us, and our students, to look again? Read Really looking.


Creative Local Narratives

Creative local narratives

With the arrival of the Knowledge Exchange Framework and Industrial Strategy, connecting with local communities is quite rightly shifting back into the spotlight. Paul Gentle examines this revival, and how some senior leaders are engaging with their communities in creative and surprising ways. Read Creative local narratives.


Friday G&T

Friday G&T

Discover your Friday G&T (Gift & Tonic); a short piece of writing to spark a moment of creativity or create a minute of stillness. Published every Friday, these pieces are here to give your week a little lift. Try these out when you’re writing your next report, strategy, or yes, even email. Click here for your Friday G&T.

Missed last weeks?

Find oodles of inspiration from our Friday G&T gallery.