Just Write! – Writing Club
Do you find it hard to get into the habit of writing your PhD thesis? Perhaps you find writing a lonely experience? The University Graduate College’s Just Write! sessions can help.
How does it work?
- A room is booked in the Hadyn Ellis Building and free tea/coffee is available.
- You arrive with your laptop, notes and whatever you need to write.
- You have a drink, introduce yourself to others and chat for 10 minutes.
- Then the first countdown begins. Everyone writes in silence for 30 minutes. The idea is that seeing and hearing others write encourages you to write.
- The timer ends. You have 10 minutes to get some more coffee, chat, and then the countdown for another 30 minutes begins.
- The timer ends. You feel good that you’ve made progress and you finish by exchanging cheery banter!
These writing sessions have been found to be really useful in helping postgraduate students overcome procrastination and develop self-discipline in writing. You also get to meet other postgraduate research students who are going through what you are experiencing.
Just Write! sessions will initially take place once every month as we are piloting these sessions. Please note that you must bring your own laptop to these sessions. Dates and times of all sessions are as follows:
|Tuesday 12 November 2013||14.00 – 15.30|
|Monday 9 December 2013||14.00 – 15.30|
|Thursday 16 January 2013||14.00 – 15.30|
|Tuesday 11 February 2013||10.00 – 11.30|
|Tuesday 11 March 2013||10.00 – 11.30|
|Thursday 10 April 2013||10.00 – 11.30|
|Tuesday 13 May 2013||14.00 – 15.30|
|Tuesday 10 June 2013||14.00 – 15.30|
|Thursday 17 July 2013||14.00 – 15.30|
|Monday 11 August 2013||14.00 – 15.30|
If the above dates/times are inconvenient, please email Dr Afia Ahmed at firstname.lastname@example.org as further sessions will be organised if there is a demand.
To book a place, please click here.
Please email all queries to Dr Afia Ahmed at email@example.com. Suggestions on how to improve these sessions and what additional information you would like to see will be welcome.
A ‘Connections Community’ is also available to join, giving writing tips and advice and allowing exchange of information through an online forum.