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Virtual Shut Up and Write | Every Tuesday

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Tune in for our weekly virtual sessions and get more writing done.

What is Shut Up and Write?

A group of PhD and Masters by Research students get together virtually over zoom to have a quick cuppa and chat, then spend 1.5 hours writing in 25 minute blocks with 5 minute breaks in between.

It’s amazing how productive you can be when you set aside dedicated time and hear everyone else tapping away on their keyboards.  Join in and see for yourself!


How can I prepare in advance to get more done:

  • Have a writing plan and materials prepared (articles, notes, chart) so you are able to concentrate on your writing without any interruptions.
  • Set your own target of how much writing you want to achieve during the shut up and write session.
  • Focus on drafting new material for the thesis as opposed to editing, revising, or re-hashing existing content.


Keen to join a session? Register below to let us know!

Time: 11:15am – 1:15pm

Day: Every Tuesday

Zoom Link: 

Meeting ID: 885 3708 0594

Password: 12345


Tue 05 Mar

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Tue 12 Mar

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Tue 19 Mar

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Tue 26 Mar

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Tue 09 Apr

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Tue 23 Apr

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Tue 30 Apr

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Tue 07 May

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Tue 14 May

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Tue 21 May

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Tue 28 May

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I just wanted to say thank you for hosting (and MGA for running) the SUAW sessions. I have usually been pretty good at moving along with my writing but C-19 has knocked me out a bit. This really had me going. The first day I really had my brain moving along again. Did the planning as suggested and had a really productive time. I’m VERY happy with my writing achievement today. See you at another session. Thanks so much again.

— PhD Candidate

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