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Virtual Writing Wednesdays

Find out how our weekly virtual writing sessions can keep you motivated, reduce your levels of procrastination and help you achieve your writing goals.

Join us for Virtual Writing Wednesdays on MS Teams

What is 'Virtual Writing Wednesdays'?


Do you struggle to find the time, space or motivation to focus on your writing? Do you really need to finish a thesis chapter, confirmation report, journal paper or funding application? If so, come along to a 'Virtual Writing Wednesdays' session.

'Virtual Writing Wednesdays' provides a supportive environment at a set time to help you progress your writing projects. We will try to help you to reduce any distractions, share our tips to help you write effectively and you will benefit from knowing that everyone taking part in the session wants to achieve the same thing.

The sessions run weekly on Wednesdays from 14:00 - 16:00 on MS Teams and are facilitated by a Doctoral Engagement Ambassador. During the session, our Ambassador will help you to set writing goals, keep you motivated to write and help you to reflect on your progress.

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How to get involved


Join us on MS Teams

'Virtual Writing Wednesdays' run every week on Wednesdays from 14:00 - 16:00. To join the sessions you'll need to enrol on MS Teams. Once enrolled in the group you will have access to our weekly Virtual Writing Wednesday sessions, plus other Doctoral College Engagement activities.

Join a session

There's no need to book a session. Whether you are planning on joining us on your PC, laptop, mobile or any other device, just head to the Virtual Writing Wednesdays channel on the Doctoral Engagement Events MS Teams at 14:00 on Wednesday and one of our friendly Doctoral Engagement Ambassadors will explain how the session will work.

We hope that ideally you will be able to dedicate the full two hours for some writing, but if you can't commit to the full session come along and just let the Ambassador know.

Join the Virtual Writing Wednesdays on MS Teams

How to make the most of the session


To help you make the most of your time at the session, here are our top tips:

  • identify exactly what your writing project will be: a draft chapter, article, fellowship application or grant bid, for example
  • do as much reading and researching before the session to allow more time for writing on the day
  • set some goals and break your writing into smaller chunks
  • be realistic about your writing goals
  • if you get to a sticking point take a short break
  • don't try to write the perfect text in one go, write your ideas down and then go back and edit it
  • think about your writing environment and minimise any distractions
  • switch the internet off and put your phone in aeroplane mode (until the break)
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Contact us

If you have any questions about Virtual Writing Wednesdays please contact us.