The Centre for Academic Writing (CAW) has active connections with the following academic writing/language-related forums.
The European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing
The European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing (EATAW) is a scholarly forum which seeks to bring together those involved or interested in the teaching, tutoring, research, administration and development of academic writing in higher education in Europe.
CAW at Coventry University hosted the fifth biennial EATAW Conference based around the theme The Roles of Writing Development in Higher Education, and Beyond.
The Writing Development in Higher Education Network
The Writing Development in Higher Education (WDHE) initiative was launched in September 1994, by the University of Northumbria, in response to widely expressed concerns about the standards of students’ written communication skills. Conferences held at Middlesex, Luton, UW Aberystwyth, Reading, Liverpool and Leicester, along with an active discussion network, have brought together practitioners and researchers from a wide range of countries, institutions and interest areas to discuss the forms that writing development can take within Higher Education and to help create the diverse and energetic field of writing development theory and practice we have today.
The European Writing Centres Association
The European Writing Centres Association (EWCA) is a Regional Affiliate of the International Writing Centres Association (IWCA). As EWCA was the first Regional Affiliate to be added outside of US borders, its formation and recognition contributed to the US-based National Writing Centres Association (NWCA) changing its name to IWCA and expanding its focus to foster writing centre work across the globe. Hence, EWCA's mission is to solicit engagement with institutions or individuals interested in the interactive and collaborative work of Writing Centres everywhere.
The Inter-University Academic Literacies Research Group
The members of the Inter-university Academic Literacies Research Group (AcLits) are teacher-researchers who are interested in the meanings and uses of literacy in Higher Education, The activities of the group include sharing members’ work-in-progress, discussing recent theoretical and pedagogic publications, and exploring current issues emerging from members' own practice and that of their students.
The British Association for Applied Linguistics
The British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) is a professional association based in the UK, which provides a forum for people interested in language and applied linguistics. We have an international professional membership of more than 600 members. BAAL organises scientific meetings, and publishes a newsletter and conference proceedings, and is affiliated to the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA).
The British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes
The British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP) supports the professional development of those involved in learning, teaching, scholarship and research in EAP through its Accreditation Scheme, Professional Issues Meetings (PIMs) and biennial conference and through the work of its sub-committees and working parties.
The English and Languages in the Professions and Higher Education Applied Research Group
The English and Languages in the Professions and in Higher Education Applied Research Group (ELPHE) was established in October 2008 and is hosted by the School of Humanities at Coventry University. It is dedicated to investigating the use of English and other languages in academic study and professional communication.