SMP Writing Retreat for Doctoral Students

This Writing Retreat has been organised by the Sustainable Growth, Management & Economic Productivity (SMP) Pathway and is aimed at both ESRC and non-ESRC funded students in their 2nd and 3rd year of PhD study.


This Structured Writing Day aims to help students in the Sustainable Growth, Management and Economic Productivity Pathway progress with writing projects in a supportive environment. Most of the time will be used for writing, with everyone present focused on writing, including the facilitator.

Discussion will be encouraged throughout breaks and lunch to help generate solutions to writing problems, develop drafts, and by extension lead to research-oriented conversations. Students will gain the opportunity to write in a supportive environment, and will produce writing that will be of use in their PhD. More broadly they will develop research skills relating to developing good writing habits and research output capacity. Discussion in breaks about writing and research will help students to develop communication skills in relation to their research.


This day will work best when participants:

  • Focus exclusively on writing.
  • Agree not to use internet in the writing room.
  • Define specific goals and sub-goals, i.e. sections of paper/chapter, number of words.
  • Define and discuss content and structure for writing sub-goals.
  • Take stock of achievements of these goals throughout the programme.
  • Discuss writing-in-progress → mutual peer support.

Further details and registration is via the WRDTP website

https://wrdtp.ac.uk/events/smp-writing-retreat-2/

Event Details

When: January 28, 2020 at 9:30am—4:30pm

Where: Sheffield University Management School Conduit Road, Sheffield, S10 1FL

Type: Student

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