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Thinking Writing workshops for PhD students

Friday 30 October 2015

Need time to work on your writing? Can’t find your way through all the reading you have to do? Want to make more progress on your thesis? Help is at hand. Thinking Writing has announced a schedule for PhD writing development opportunities.

  • Whole day workshop on reviewing and editing your thesis - 3 December 2015
  • Half day workshop on negotiating literature in your thesis - 16 December 2015
  • Setting up and facilitating retreats - 5-6 January 2016

See below for details and find more information, book or apply at http://www.thinkingwriting.qmul.ac.uk/about/comingup .

Whole day workshop on reviewing and editing your thesis – Thursday 3 December 2015

This workshop is designed for writers who have completed at least one draft chapter of their thesis and want to explore strategies for reworking it. The day is structured as 30 per cent teaching where the strategies are introduced and 70 per cent writing time where participants can use the ideas on their own writing and have an optional discussion with the facilitator. Attendance is free but by application as there are a limited number of spaces.  

Half day workshop on negotiating literature in your thesis – Wednesday 16 December 2015

This is a three-hour workshop (10am – 1pm) which discusses a number of different challenges that researchers face when working with literature, and offers ideas and strategies for approaching them. It is open to researchers from all disciplines and is structured as 60 per cent teaching time and 40 per cent writing/reading time. Attendance is free but by application as there are a limited number of spaces.  

Setting up and facilitating retreats – Tuesday 5 - Wednesday 6 January 2016

This is a two-day retreat and workshop on how to set up and facilitate retreats in your own school, faculty or institution. It is structured in the form of a retreat, with much of the learning based on experiencing what a retreat is like, and reflecting on this. The discussion sessions will focus on planning and logistics, different models of retreat and linking retreats to teaching and research. This is open to staff and PhD researchers at QMUL with a limited number of spaces for non-QMUL participants. More information and booking dates and links to follow in mid-October. Please contact thinkingwriting@qmul.ac.uk to register your interest.   

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