Event Details

This workshop is part of WriteFest 2021. More information can be found here.

Do you have a deadline coming up or a piece of writing that’s long overdue? Or maybe some data analysis that just keeps slipping to the bottom of your to-do list?

Alongside everything else that needs to fit in with our busy research lives, it can be hard to schedule devoted time in which to sit, think, and write. Our online retreats give you time, peace, and space to fend off procrastination and beat writer’s block. Each session will provide a friendly and constructive environment in which to meet like-minded peers, discuss challenges and work in a focused way using the established Pomodoro technique.

This Academic Writing Month we invite you to bring along your virtual self and dedicate 2.5 hours to writing in a supportive setting with colleagues from institutions across the UK. There will be time to discuss your writing goals and make new connections.

Retreat sessions will be run on:

3rd November | 10:00-12:30

10th November | 10:00-12:30

17th November | 10:00-12:30

24th November | 10:00-12:30

The retreat will be held on Zoom and the joining link is:


Meeting ID: 942 9747 2241

Passcode: 692082

We’ll start by explaining the retreat format and sharing guidance on goal setting. There will then be a period to meet your peers at other institutions and share goals together before the working time starts.

The following are some tips consider in advance of the retreat:

  • Bring a piece of work with you: It might be part of a chapter or article you are writing, or maybe a presentation, bit of data analysis, or feedback you need to work through. Any task that would benefit from focused work time and motivation from your peers is appropriate
  • Get ready: Participants find that if they are set up when the retreat gets started, it is easier to focus. Open any documents or applications you need, grab a notebook, shut off your phone and social media in advance
  • Get comfortable: Can you create your ideal writing environment? Check your chair and lighting, make a cup of tea or coffee and get comfy. There will be regular breaks, but comfort is important to your productivity.
WriteFest 2021 – Virtual Writing Retreats

Date(s) - 03/11/2021
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Not applicable – WEBINAR

Event Speaker/Organiser: Jessica Davidson
Course Code: RDP-WF-003
Topic: Writing & Publishing; WriteFest 2021
Curriculum Transformation: N/A
Bath Blend: N/A
Digital Capability: N/A
Target Audience: Staff who research

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