Thesis writing events

Intensive thesis writing events for FEIT graduate researchers.

Thesis Boot Camp and Shut up & Write

Shut up
Students at Shut up and Write event

Are you waiting for the planets to align before you tackle writing your thesis? Are you waiting for it to all make sense before you start to really focus on writing? The news is that the planets do not ever align, and writing will help you make sense of your analyses – so don't wait anymore, stop procrastinating and commit to our FEIT thesis writing events.

We hold two thesis writing events offered at multiple times during year:

  • FEIT Thesis Boot Camp
  • Shut up & Write.

Our Shut up & Write event is an all-day intensive session and Thesis Boot Camp runs over three days. Many graduate researchers use these events to kick-start their thesis chapters, and finish feeling proud of their achievement. Support staff are on hand and catering is provided to ensure an encouraging, distraction-free environment.

Typically, we encourage our graduate researchers to attend if they are well into their candidature, that is, from the 2-year time point. Why? Participants are encouraged to write results chapters at these events because they are more suited to the writing environment provided, and these graduate researchers are familiar enough with their field’s research language to engage in the writing strategy we promote at the event.

We send out thesis writing event invitations to eligible candidates about a month before our next event, so keep an eye on your University of Melbourne email account and our Yammer page.

If you have any questions about how to prepare for the event or whether it suits your current thesis needs, email the graduate research team mse-gr@unimelb.edu.au.

We look forward to seeing you at our next thesis writing event!

Upcoming sessions

Thesis Boot Camp 3-day intensive writing

  • 25–27 June 2020
  • 19–21 November 2020

All-day Shut Up and Write

  • 27 February 2020
  • 30 September 2020