05 July 2019
Location: University of Leeds
As part of our ongoing training and development programme, we are running a series of Structured Writing Retreats for PGRs, ECRs and staff.
Writing retreats are known to increase and improve scholarly output and research activity and can also be used to develop research capacity and grow research cultures. Attending multiple retreats is an effective way of making research part of academic work and life. Below is a paper by Murray and Newton which explains more about the research into Structured Writing Retreats and the benefits of engagement.
Building on the extensive research undertaken by Professor Rowena Murray and others, the aim of the retreat is to use dedicated writing time to progress our writing projects in a supportive, non-surveillance environment. We use most of the time for writing - all of us in the same room – with brief scheduled discussions between writing slots to try to generate solutions to writing problems, develop drafts and provide feedback on writing-in-progress.
The retreat will be facilitated by Jo Garrick and lunch and all refreshments will be provided. Please note that limited places are available for the retreat so please ensure you tell us why you wish to be considered for a place using the 'additional information field on the online registration form.
Retreat briefing note
Murray and Newton paper