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MRE Writing Retreat

Fri 8 Nov 2019, 09:00 - 17:00
Main Library, Red 3.1

MRE Writing Retreat: Making your writing visible

MRE Writing Retreat: Making your writing visible

The aim of this one-day writing retreat is to provide a quiet space where staff and researchers can make progress with their writing. It is a great way to carve out dedicated time to get on with those journal articles, thesis chapters, HEA Fellowships or grant applications.

The day will start with some useful writing techniques that you can apply throughout the day. These strategies will focus on making your writing visible and how this can help you to measure progress, keep track and change your approach. The majority of the day will be spent in concentrated writing sessions where there should be no talking, no internet, no research - just writing! There will be short, scheduled breaks (with free tea, coffee and snacks) in between these blocks of concentrated writing time, to help keep you motivated and on-task.

Lunch will be provided. In response to your feedback, we aim for this retreat to be as waste-free as possible so please bring along your re-usable coffee cups / water bottles if you can.

Spaces are limited so booking is essential.

Don't forget your laptop!

Programme for the day:

9.00-9.20 Tea, coffee and registration

9.20-9.50 Set your writing goals for the day and be introduced to some useful writing strategies

9.50-12.00 Concentrated writing time

12.00-13.00 Lunch and optional wellbeing activity

13.00-13.10 Reflect on your progress so far, re-evaluate your goals

13.10-15.20 Concentrated writing time

15.20-15.35 Coffee break

15.35-16.50 Concentrated writing time

16.50-17.00 Reflection


This event is open to University students

This event is open to University staff

This event is currently full

You can join the waiting list for this event if you want. If a space becomes available, you may be allocated it. Spaces are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

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