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Writing retreats

What is it about?

The weekend writing retreat is for BA, MA and PhD students of all disciplines who are about to write a thesis or have already started.
Over 3 days, participants are provided with a learning environment in which they can write their thesis. Together we regularly exchange information about the difficulties and successes of the writing process.

What is a writing retreat?

The purpose of a writing retreat is to provide studentss with uninterrupted time to write in a supportive environment, so they can make progress on their final thesis. Most of the day is spent on writing, with scheduled discussions to brainstorm solutions to writing problems, develop drafts, engage in research-oriented conversations, and provide feedback on ongoing writing.

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How it looks like?

Each meeting consists of a didactic input on the different topics of academic writing (e.g. time planning, plagiarism, writer's block) and an individual writing time where everyone can write their papers and get advice if needed.

!Please note that sessions will be held in Ukrainian and English!

We will start on Thursday, April 25th, with a kick-off meeting at 16:30.

Note that the following timetable is in Central European Time (CET). Please take into account the time difference

When and where?
Online from Thursday, April 18th, to Saturday, April 20th.

What are the requirements?

  • You are enrolled at the university at Ukrainian universities
  • You are in the final phase of your studies (BA, MA or PhD) and are writing your thesis.
  • You have sufficient English and Ukrainian skills
  • You are ready to actively participate in at least 75% of the sessions.​


If you are interested, please register here

Open Book
We would like to inform you that similar retreats will also be organized in September and October. More details will come soon.