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    SPIRAL - Strathclyde Winter Writing Retreat
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    The Strathclyde Writing Retreat supports participants wishing to make significant progress on writing projects by allowing sufficient time to immerse themselves in the writing activity and to benefit from peer support.

Duration 5 full days

Course Type Workshop

Booking Status Waiting List

Is this course right for me?

Target Audience: For academics, researchers, and knowledge exchange staff looking for protected time and space to work on writing.

Sometimes, we all need a chance to break away from our normal routine. A writer's retreat is the perfect opportunity to spend some concentrated time on your writing. 

The Strathclyde Writing Retreat series supports participants wishing to make significant progress on writing projects by allowing sufficient time to immerse themselves in the writing activity and to benefit from peer support.  

Each Writing Retreat is a week-long structured event intended to provide participants with protected time and space in which to focus on meeting specific writing targets, encouraging time-on-task and providing a means of gauging progress. Where possible, participants will be able to contribute to disciplinary groups for discussion, feedback, and commentary. During the retreat, writers will also have the opportunity to obtain detailed feedback on their academic writing from the organiser, Dr Stuart Boon. 

Course Outcomes/Objectives;

  • Protected time and space for writing to enable you to make significant progress 
  • Structured focus on achieving specific writing targets 
  • Opportunity for peer review / feedback 
  • Work at your own pace in a supportive social writing environment 

Full Day/ Full Week - drop in or out as necessary

 

Cancellation Policy 

When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50* charge to your Department / School if you do not attend your place on the course. There will be no charge as long as you cancel your booked place before the event or notify our staff at osdu@strath.ac.uk that you can no longer attend.

A Department / School is welcome to send someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge, providing that person has the necessary prerequisites for the course. In the case of courses split over more than one day, you are expected to attend ALL parts of the course.

*This is the standard charge for cancellation or non-attendance of a course of 1-day duration or less. For some courses, there may be a higher cancellation charge and if this is the case you will be advised of this at the time of booking. 

 



Delivered By: Organisational and Staff Development Unit

Prerequisites

None

Cancellation Policy

When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50* to your department if you cancel within 5** working days or you do not attend, and a £25 charge for cancellations/ non-attendance between 6 and 10 working days. There will be no charge for cancellation made 10 or more working days before the event. Notifications should be made to OSDU@strath.ac.uk

A department is welcome to send someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge, providing that person has the necessary pre-requisites for the course. In the case of courses split over more than one day, you must attend ALL parts of the course. If you fail to attend any part you will be charged as outlined above.

*This is the standard charge for cancellation or non-attendance of course of 1 days duration or less. For some courses there may be a higher cancellation charge and if this is the case you will be advised of this at the time of booking.

**Any bookings made within 10 days of the event will incur the charges as specified.