QMUL Thesis Boot Camp

Thesis Writing Boot Camp at QMUL – the next Thesis Boot Camp will be held 15 - 17 April 2016 - applications now open

Could you write 20 000 words of your thesis in one weekend? Come to the Thesis Boot Camp and find out...

Thinking Writing is pleased to offer the QMUL Thesis Boot Camp, an award-wining program developed at the University of Melbourne, designed to help late-stage PhD candidates get over the final hurdle of writing up, or to kick-start their writing progress if it has stalled. You are eligible if you are:

o    in the final stages of your PhD at QMUL,

o    have completed data collection (in whatever form is relevant to your project and discipline) and are currently ‘writing up’,

o    are willing and available to attend all sessions and to commit to the ethos of dedicated writing required at Thesis Boot Camp, and 

o    are able to provide details of an academic referee to support your application.  

To apply for a place please read the information sheet carefully and then complete the Thesis Boot Camp Application form . The closing date for applications is 14 March 2016 at 17h00. No late applications will be considered. The Boot Camp is free for QMUL PhD students through the generous support of the QMUL Annual Fund. 

We may also accept a small number of non-QMUL participants on a fee-paying basis. If you are interested in this option, please contact Thinking Writing for more information.

Comments from past Boot Camp participants: 

“A wonderful experience - I'd recommend it without reservation and would welcome it as a bi-annual event for QMUL researchers! Having shared my experiences with fellow researchers and staff in my department, many wish they had attended.” (anon, from HSS)

“I must say that it has undoubtedly been one of the most productive sessions during my PhD. I haven’t written so much in such a short period of time in years. Looking forward to join in some similar sessions soon. Thanks a lot to all of you.” (MA, from SMD)

“Thanks for everything you guys did this weekend it's really got me going and I can even see myself finishing at some point” (KW, from EECS)

“Hats off for the success of this boot camp” (ZA, from SBCS)

We may also have a small number of places available to non-QMUL PhD researchers on a fee-paying basis; please contact us for more information.

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