Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Writing support for researchers

An overview of writing support for University of Edinburgh researchers, including Researcher Writing Hours, Writing Retreats and WriteFest

We offer a number of writing sessions to support researchers at the University of Edinburgh with their academic writing. These include Researcher Writing Hours and Writing Retreats, along with taking part in the annual WriteFest

Researcher Writing Hours and Writing Retreats are designed to provide dedicated time to progress writing projects in a supportive environment. Example projects include book chapters, journal articles, research proposals, and reports. 

These sessions will include a 5-minute check-in at the start to allow you to share hints and tips (optional) and to focus on what you want to achieve in the session. The remaining time will be dedicated to writing.

Theses sessions are not writing workshops, they are simply a dedicated space and time to write. Participants should come to the session with an idea of what they are going to be working on.

This 1-minute video covers what the retreat session will, and won't involve: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcR47DpBgfQ 

Upcoming writing sessions      

 

February 2024

Morning Writing Retreat (Online) 20th February 2024 (09:30 - 11:30) Staff Booking Link Student Booking Link
Afternoon Writing Retreat (On Campus) 21st February 2024 (13:30 - 16:30) Staff Booking Link Student Booking Link
Researcher Writing Hour (Online) 29th February 2024 (10:15 - 11:15) Staff Booking Link Student Booking Link

March 2024

Afternoon Writing Retreat (On Campus) 5th March 2024 (13:30 0 16:30) Staff Booking Link Student Booking Link
Researcher Writing Hour (Online) 7th March 2024 (15:00 - 16:15) Staff Booking Link Student Booking Link
Afternoon Writing Retreat (On Campus) 14th March 2024 (13:30 - 16:30) Staff Booking Link Student Booking Link
Morning Writing Retreat (Online) 19th March 2024 (09:30 - 11:30) Staff Booking Link Student Booking Link
Morning Writing Retreat (Online) 21st March 2024 (09:30 - 11:30) Staff Booking Link Student Booking Link
Researcher Writing Hour (Online) 26th March 2024 (10:00 - 11:15) Staff Booking Link Student Booking Link

 

Further information and relevant workshops

Find out more about writing retreats, including how to run your own retreat

Writing Workshops for Postgraduate Researchers

Writing Workshops for Research Staff