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‘Shut Up and Write!’ Boot Camp (Callaghan)

November 21, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

If you would like to get feedback from the group on your writing during the afternoon session, please submit a sample of your work (up to one page) to nupsa@newcastle.edu.au by Friday, November 17. Please be sure to specify the kind of feedback you’d like to receive (grammar, structure, flow of argument, etc.) so the group can focus on these areas.


Stuck on writing your thesis? Lit review, paper, journal article or assignment? Looking to boost your productivity and make real progress?

NUPSA now runs monthly writing boot camps, where students come together and write without distractions or warring commitments. Making time to write is critical; it’s a skill you’ll overwhelmingly need to develop and use if you’re going to complete your postgraduate studies.

Over the course of the day, you’ll be given four hours of quiet writing time (structured using the Pomodoro Technique), interspersed with writing circles, yoga/meditation and a catered lunch, during which you’ll be able to connect with other students and share writing tips.


8.30am – 9.30am: Yoga, pranayama breathing and guided meditation (with Louise O’Connell)

10.00am – 12.00pm: Writing Session (with 5-minute breaks/morning tea)

12.00pm – 1.00pm: Catered Lunch

1.00pm – 2.00pm: Writing Circles – share your work with others (with Jill McKeowen)

2.30pm – 4.30pm: Writing Session (with 5-minute breaks/afternoon tea)


This is an excellent opportunity to discipline your writing habits, build confidence with academic English and make real progress on your writing tasks. Come along prepared to write; bring any materials or notes you need to get started and work through your particular project.

Spaces are limited to 25 people, so register early to avoid missing out!




November 21, 2017
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


The Clubhouse
Underneath Bar on the Hill
Callaghan Campus, NSW 2308 Australia


(02) 4921 8894

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