Writers RetreatUCD SMARTlab PhD students David, Nigel, Will, Taey, Rama, Sapna and Ron were supported by Dr Chris Hales, Dr Camille Baker and Prof. Lizbeth Goodman at a writing retreat hosted by the Centre for Creative Collaboration in London. Students were given the opportunity to put time aside to focus on substantial writing focused entirely on their personal PhD work.

The aim of the retreat was to leave with a substantial amount of high-quality new writing, or vastly improved old writing, of a good enough level to include directly in the finished PhD, and to come away with greater confidence overall in the production of academic texts.

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Dr Chris Hales and Prof Lizbeth Goodman led a retreat to encourage and support the writing up process of a talented batch of PhDs in October, with thanks to Elaine Bradley for co-hosting the event. Beach walks, hill climbs and shared meals punctuated the long days of writing and peer support. With much progress made by all participants, we’ll be planning our next specialised retreat for January 2012.   (more…)

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