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PhD research writing development opportunities

Upcoming Events

Throughout the year we hold many different events for PhD students and staff. This page will be updated as and when these events are available to book. 

If you would like more information on how our events run, what to expect and how to prepare, take a look at our 'What is a Thinking Writing retreat like.docx' document.

Our retreats section also has further information on the thinking behind our events and what to consider if you're planning your own retreat.

Our events are open to QMUL and non-QMUL PhD students from any discipline.

Retreats

PhD Writing Retreat – Friday 22nd June 2018

9:15 am - 4:45 pm at St. Margaret's House, Bethnal Green

This writing retreat is a whole day event held off-campus which:

  • gives participants a chance to work on their writing in a supportive atmosphere,
  • offers strategies to help with problems around writing research and increase productivity, and
  • has optional 1-2-1 consultations with a facilitator to discuss individual’s work.

This is ideal for writers at all stages of their research, from those who are getting started to those who are panicking about finishing. Participation involves preparation – you will need to have done thinking and reading beforehand as you will have little access to literature on the day, and you need to come with a willingness to write.

To book, please visit: https://eshop.qmul.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/conferences-events/confe...

 

PhD Reading and Writing Retreat – Wednesday 11th July 2018

9:30 am - 4:45 pm at Royal Inn on the Park, Victoria Park, Hackney

This is a full-day retreat, ideal for PhD students who feel like their reading needs some attention before they are able to commit to writing. We’ll look at strategies for reading effectively, reflecting on the purpose of your reading and helping to manage the transition to writing.

The aim of this retreat is to make you more purposeful about your reading and how you develop it into your writing. Like our other writing retreats, the Reading and Writing Retreat

  • gives participants a chance to work on their writing in a supportive atmosphere,
  • offers strategies to help with problems around writing research and increase productivity, and
  • has optional 1-2-1 consultations with a facilitator to discuss individual’s work.

This is ideal for PhD candidates at all stages of their research, from those who are getting started to those who are panicking about finishing. Participation involves preparation – you will need to have done thinking and reading beforehand as you will have little access to literature on the day, and you need to come with a willingness to write.

To book, please visit: https://eshop.qmul.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/conferences-events/confe...

 

PhD Writing Retreat – Tuesday 31st July 2018

9:15 am - 4:45 pm at St. Margaret's House, Bethnal Green

This writing retreat is a whole day event held off-campus which:

  • gives participants a chance to work on their writing in a supportive atmosphere,
  • offers strategies to help with problems around writing research and increase productivity, and
  • has optional 1-2-1 consultations with a facilitator to discuss individual’s work.

This is ideal for writers at all stages of their research, from those who are getting started to those who are panicking about finishing. Participation involves preparation – you will need to have done thinking and reading beforehand as you will have little access to literature on the day, and you need to come with a willingness to write.

To book, please visit: https://eshop.qmul.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/conferences-events/confe...

 

Writing Group

If you like the company of others when you write, you may want to sign up for our Writing Group - a group of PhD students who meet regularly in our rooms in the Mile End Library to sit down and write together. The group is non-facilitated, so no staff are present and it is up to participants how the sessions are run. If you would like to know more and/or sign up, email us (thinkingwriting@qmul.ac.uk). 

 

If you have any questions about our events, please contact Kelly Peake or Jack Gain