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Writing Retreat

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The writing retreat will offer participants dedicated time and ‘space’ for the purposeful writing of products, such as articles or book chapters, in a supportive environment. The workshop is planned for researchers at any stage of their careers. Participants to the retreat will share:

  1. a distraction-free environment for writing
  2. supportive conversations regarding their individual writing goals and progress throughout the retreat
  3. the initial stage of the construction of a community of academic writing practice

To make the most of the writing retreat, you are invited to prepare the plan of what you are going to write during the two days in which the retreat will take place. Before the retreat you need to have decided what you are going to write and where you plan to publish your work.
Please note that participants would need to commit to attend the entire retreat and to focus exclusively on writing. There is a £25 charge, which will be automatically refunded once you attend the event.
You will be sent an application form once you have registered to complete.

Draft programme:

Day 1

09:00

Stretching – optional – + short break

09:30

Introductions and goals

10:00

Writing

11:15

Break and review

11:45

Writing

13:15

Lunch

13:45

Re-evaluating goals

14:15

Writing

15:15

Break and review

15:45

Writing

17:00

Wrap-up

Day 2

09:00

Stretching – optional – + short break

09:30

Re-evaluating goals

09:45

Writing

11:15

Break and review

11:45

Writing

13:15

Lunch

13:45

Re-evaluating goals

14:15

Writing

15:15

Break and review

15:45

Writing

17:00

Wrap-up

 

Who is up for a drink?

 

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Facilitators

Tom Burns

London Metropolitan University

Tom Burns is Senior Lecturer and University Teaching Fellow in the Centre for Professional and Educational Development (CPED) at London Metropolitan University, developing innovations with a special focus on praxes that ignite student curiosity,...

Sandra Sinfield

London Metropolitan University

Sandra Sinfield is Senior Lecturer and University Teaching Fellow in the Centre for Professional and Educational Development (CPED) at London Metropolitan University, a co-author of Teaching, Learning and Study Skills: a guide for...

Mabel Encinas, Dr

Senior Lecturer in Education at London Metropolitan University

Dr Mabel Encinas is a member of UoS Social Justice Special Interest Group (SIG) and Convenor of the Sociocultural and Cultural Historical Activity Theory SIG of the British Educational Research Association. She created a board game that supports...

Carrie
Carrie Birch, Dr

As convenor/independent researcher/practitioner Carrie aims to promote contact between independent researchers and to represent their interests in BERA.  As regards her research Carrie has a commitment to social justice and to sharing the...

Gurpinder Lalli, Dr

Senior Lecturer in Education and Inclusion Studies at University of Wolverhampton

Gurpinder Singh Lalli is senior lecturer in education and inclusion studies and course leader of the BA in education studies based in the Institute of Education at the University of Wolverhampton. Gurpinder has a vested interest in school food...