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Shut Up and Write- Day Long Retreat

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MAL352

Birkbeck University of London

Malet Street

London

WC1E 7HX

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Please note that this session is open to research students at Birkbeck, University of London only.

What is Shut Up and Write?

'Shut Up and Write' offers Birkbeck research students the chance to dedicate time to writing up research in the company of others.

This session is aimed at those who would like to set aside a whole day for writing after the end of the Spring Term. The format is based on the standard Shut up and Write sessions but provides writing opportunities in both the morning and the afternoon. The format and aims are based on those described in the Thesis Whisperer blog and take the form of a series of focussed 25 minute writing sessions, each followed by a brief 5 minute break. During the breaks you can relax, speak with other students who are attending and enjoy a tea/ coffee. During the writing sessions you will work in silence while in the company of other attendees. You will be invited to switch off your phone and to avoid any temptation to do anything except for writing.

This is an all day event and those wishing to take part should plan to attend the whole session, from 10.00 – 17.00. After the morning session you will have the chance to reflect on writing and to plan what to work on in the afternoon. Tea and coffee will be provided, as well as lunch where you will have further opportunities to discuss progress with other attendees.

Schedule

Morning session

10:00 - 10:15 Tea/ coffee
10:15 - 10:40 Writing
10:40 - 10:45 Break
11:15 - 11:40 Writing
11:40 - 11:45 Break
11:45 - 12:10 Writing
12.10 – 12.25 Reflection on morning and planning for the afternoon session

12.25 – 13.40 Lunch

Afternoon Session

13.40 - 14.05 Writing
14.05 – 14.10 Break
14.10 – 14.35 Writing
14.35 – 14.40 Break
14.40 – 15.05 Writing
15.05 – 15.10 Break
15.10 – 15.35 Writing
15.35 – 16.05 Longer coffee/tea break
16.05 – 16.30 Writing
16.30 – 16.35 Break
16.35 – 17.00 Writing

What are the benefits?

At the end of the session you will have dedicated time to writing in an intensive way and hopefully have met new research student colleagues who joined you in the session.

What should you bring?

You should bring any piece of work that you would like to focus on, as well as your chosen means of writing, whether it is on a laptop or on paper. Tea and coffee will be available in the room and lunch will also be provided.

Feedback

These are pilot sessions and we will be requesting feedback to see how they are received and whether you have any suggestions for improvements.

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Birkbeck University of London

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