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Writers' Retreat
Domain: D2 Communication and dissemination

TACE: C - Completion

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, all face to face training at the Doctoral Academy has been postponed for the foreseeable future.

This Writers' Retreat will be run online via teams - to book a place click here

Listed below is a selection of external learning resources related to this subject that you may find useful.

Writing Under a Deadline
Productivity Hacks For Writers
Writing a Research Paper
Academic English: Writing
Academic Writing Made Easy
Academic Writing for Clarity & Meaning
The three pillars of productive writing

For more information on identifying and accessing online learning resources click here
For more information on replacement learning events such as webinars and retreats click here


Format: Experiential
Suitable for: Middle/Late

A common struggle for postgraduate researchers is finding the motivation and will to stay focused and get a substantial piece of writing done. It is all too easy to fall into the trap of procrastinating by checking emails, completing administrative tasks or simply surfing the internet. What this retreat provides is an opportunity for you to devote a whole day to writing in a quiet, structured, and supportive environment. It will open with a short discussion on good writing practice, how to approach your writing as a professional task, as well as a group discussion on your writing goals for the day. Once this introductory session is over, the vast majority of the day (at least five hours) will be devoted to writing without distraction (i.e. no internet, no mobile phones etc.).

Below is a programme of the day:
09:30 - Arrival with tea and coffee
09:45 - Introduction and discuss writing goals in small groups
10:00 - Writing Session 1
11:30 - Break
11:45 - Writing Session 2
13:00 - Lunch
13:45 - Writing Session 3
14:45 - Break
15:00 - Writing Session 4
16:00 - Summing up and planning for your next writing session
16:15 - Finish

NB: this is not workshop.

Spaces available beyond these writing sessions.
The Doctoral Academy have the following facilities that can help you:
* Researchers Room is available to apply for short term desk spaces of up to 6 weeks
* 24 hours access to the Doctoral Academy space including the break out area, IT room and kitchen is available by request

More information on this subject may be available on the range of online learning resources such as Linkedin Learning