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One-day Academic Writing Retreat

Wednesday 31 July 10:00 until 17:00
Pevensey 1 - 2D8
Speaker: Dr Catherine Pope (Research and Writing Trainer)
Part of the series: Researcher Development Programme

Target audience: Doctoral researchers who are ready to produce a large chunk of writing.

Are you struggling to get started with your academic writing? Or have you hit a block? If so, this intensive one-day writing retreat can help you get back on track and make significant progress with your article or book. You get the time and space to focus.

With guidance from an experienced facilitator, you’ll set realistic goals and achieve them in a supportive environment. The programme includes warm-up exercises, group discussion, 1-2-1 coaching and plenty of time to immerse yourself in writing. You’ll receive instruction in advance on how best to prepare for the retreat. We will also provide lunch and refreshments throughout the day.

By the end of the retreat, you’ll have:

  • a better understanding of your writing process and habits
  • strategies for improving your focus
  • techniques for planning and measuring progress
  • a peer group
  • a big chunk of writing!

Dr Catherine Pope is an experienced coach and workshop facilitator. Since completing her PhD in 2014, Catherine has worked with thousands of researchers and writers to help them achieve their goals. She runs workshops and writing retreats at many universities, including Sussex, Birkbeck, Brighton, Canterbury Christ Church, Portsmouth, and Surrey. Catherine has also published books in her field of Victorian literature and on technology. She divides her time between the 19th and 21st centuries.

NOTE: There is another writing retreat on 8 July. In order to provide fair opportunity, please ensure you only book a place to attend one of the retreats.

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By: Adam Kreimeia
Last updated: Tuesday, 25 June 2019

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