Shut up and Write

Title:Shut up and Write

Duration:0.5 days
The Graduate School
This series is delivered by the Graduate School 

The Graduate School courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. Semester 1 courses will be available for booking from the second week of October and Semester 2 courses from the second week of February.

Target audience: Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Students and Early Career Research Staff only.

The “Shut up and Write” series is designed to help you focus when writing. The sessions are a structured session where you write in timed intervals. In order to get the most out of the sessions, you should bring something to write as the sessions are focused around writing.

You will need to bring with you:

  • Writing materials – pen, paper or a laptop (fully charged) if you use one.
  • Any documents/resources – papers, field-notes, interview data etc.

The session starts with a brief introduction and is then broken into 4 cycles: 

- Introduction: 5 minutes

- Cycle 1: Writing – 25 minutes 
- 5 minute break
- Cycle 2: Writing – 25 minutes 
- 5 minute break
- Cycle 3: Writing – 25 minutes
- 5 minute break
- Cycle 4: Writing – 25 minutes

The writing period is 100 minutes long – please remember to bring something to write.

You are invited to bring your own lunch to consume after the session has finished.

For this series, you only need to register for your first session. If you would like to attend more than one session, please email who will happily book you onto future sessions. Please note you can attend any of the sessions.

This is not a training course, but a concentrated period for writing. 

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Latecomer policy

  • Researchers should plan to arrive prior to the advertised course start time. Except for exceptional reasons, there will be no admittance to a Graduate School or Faculty Training Programme (FTP) course 15 minutes after the advertised course start time.

Importance of booking commitment

  • When booking on to a Graduate School short course you are entering into a commitment to attend. If you find that you are no longer available to attend you MUST cancel your place (on the system if more than three days before the course) or if at short notice by emailing This will ensure that your place can be offered to another researcher on the waiting list. Failure to cancel a place results in other researchers missing out on places through the waiting list process.
  • It is unacceptable for researchers to just not attend when booked onto a course. The Graduate School maintains records of those who repeatedly do not attend courses they have booked. This may affect future eligibility to book onto further Graduate School courses and will affect considerations for Graduate School funded opportunities.

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University Park
26 August 2020
26/08/2020 00:00:00
26 August 2020
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Jesus Molinar Diaz
£ 0.00
University Park
16 September 2020
16/09/2020 00:00:00
16 September 2020
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Jesus Molinar Diaz
£ 0.00