MRE Writing Retreat (On-Campus)
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 warm-up techniques that you can apply throughout the day. These strategies will focus on: getting started, overcoming writers block and trying a different writing 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.
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 try some useful warm-up 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