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‘Shut Up and Write’ Boot Camp (Callaghan)
February 14 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Stuck on writing your thesis? Lit review, paper, journal article or assignment? Looking to boost your productivity and make real progress?
NUPSA 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 five hours of quiet writing time (structured using the Pomodoro Technique). We’ll also start the day with a yoga/meditation session led by UON Counsellor Richard Thorpe, to help you get refreshed and focused.
8.30am – 9.30am: Yoga, pranayama breathing and guided meditation (with Richard Thorpe)
10.00am – 12.00pm: Writing Session (with 5-minute breaks – snacks, tea and coffee provided)
12.00pm – 1.00pm: Lunch Break. Lunch will not be provided, but kitchen facilities are available, and there are several nearby cafe options.
1.00pm – 2.30pm: Writing Session (with 5-minute breaks – snacks, tea and coffee provided)
3.00pm – 4.30pm: Writing Session (with 5-minute breaks – snacks, tea and coffee provided)
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!