Structured Writing Retreat for PhD Students

We are running a structured Writing Retreat for PhD students on Wednesday 1st June 2016.


Come to a writing retreat if you want to make progress on a writing project (such as a thesis chapter or a journal article) and build confidence in your academic writing skills. At this structured retreat, writing slots will be interspersed with short discussions and reflections. The retreat format of working alongside (and sometimes in conversation with) others has been shown to generate pages as well as solutions to writing problems.untitledgyh

You will get the most out of this retreat if you:

  • decide on a writing project in advance, with corresponding goals for the day
  • don’t use the internet during the writing retreat
  • do as much relevant reading and other preparation as possible in advance
  • bring notes, plans and outlines for your writing project to the retreat

Find out more here


Work Experience in Europe

Work Experience in Europe: Are you keen to gain work experience in an academic setting? Would you like to do something worthwhile with your summer and develop skills while exploring somewhere new? If so, consider applying for a funded Erasmus+ Traineeship somewhere in Europe. This programme provides grants to eligible students interested in undertaking a placement in order to gain valuable experience for your CV and expand your network. Students in any year of study can apply for grants worth €350-400 EUR per month. The experience must last for a minimum of 2 months. Eligible host institutions include other Higher Education Institutions and gfrpublic/private organisations based in an Erasmus+ programme country. The deadline for applying for Erasmus+ funding is 4 weeks before the start of the placement. If you are interested in finding out more about this exciting opportunity, including information on eligibility and the application process, please visit our webpage: or email us: