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With conference season on the horizon, this workshop will foster a supportive and focused atmosphere in which participants can make real progress on their writing goals. Whether writing an abstract, conference paper, or a section of a larger piece of work, this workshop will introduce helpful academic writing practices and a dedicated space for writing as a group in order to help participants produce approx. 500 words of writing towards their target. Participants will have the chance to experience first-hand the benefits of writing in a community of supportive, likeminded academic writers in higher education.



13.00 - 13.10

Welcome and Introductions

13.10 – 13.30

How to write 500 words in 1 Hour 30 Minutes

•             Theories of Academic Writing and How to Use Them

•             Writer’s Block and How to Smash It

•             Effective Goal Setting Strategies

13.30 – 13.45

Group Goal Setting

13.45 – 13.50

Writing Warm Up

13.50 – 14.35

Writing Session 1

14.35 – 14.50


14.50 – 15.35

Writing Session 2

15.35 – 15.45

Debrief – Reflecting on our Successes and Setting a Roadmap for the Future


Facilitator bio:

Islay Shelbourne is a PhD Candidate at the University of St Andrews. She has four years of experience running writing retreats both online and in person at the University of St Andrews and the School of Advanced Study, University of London. She is passionate about fostering a supportive community in which academic writers of all levels can achieve their goals.


May 3rd, 2024 from  1:00 PM to  3:45 PM
Online event - link will be provided
United Kingdom
Event Fee(s)
Event Fee(s)
Member Price £0.00
Guest Price £75.00
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