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Fri 22 Sep 2023
10:00 - 12:00

Venue: Online

Provided by: Postdoc Academy


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Virtual Writing Retreats

Fri 22 Sep 2023


Do you have a deadline coming up or a piece of writing that’s long overdue? Or maybe some data analysis that keeps slipping to the bottom of your to-do list?

Our online retreats give you time, peace, and space to think and write. Each session will provide a friendly and constructive environment in which to meet like-minded peers, discuss challenges, and work in a focused way using the Pomodoro technique.

These virtual retreats are being hosted collaboratively across several institutions to encourage researchers across career stages and institutions to come together in a sustainable writing environment.

The retreats will take place several times per month throughout the academic year and you can attend as many as you like (within booking limits for each session).

Target audience

Postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate students

If you do not have a CRSID or are otherwise unable to book via the UTBS booking system, please contact


The following are some tips consider in advance of the retreat:

  • Bring a piece of work with you: It might be part of a chapter or article you are writing, or some data analysis or feedback you need to work through. Any task that would benefit from focused time and motivation from your peers is appropriate.
  • Get ready: Participants find that if they are set up when the retreat gets started, it is easier to focus. Open any documents you need, grab a notebook, and turn off your phone and social media in advance.
  • Get comfortable: Can you create your ideal writing environment? Check your chair and lighting, make a cup of tea or coffee. There will be regular breaks, but comfort is important to your productivity.

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Fri 22 Sep 2023   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 Online Dr Sonja Tomaskovic
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Dr Sonja Tomaskovic, University of Cambridge:

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