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Shut Up and Write!

It can be hard to find time to write, and it can be hard to stay motivated; and having the motivation and the opportunity at the same time is another question entirely!

Joining an informal writing group helps you to address these challenges. Being part of a community of writers generates a sense of belonging and (minimal) accountability, which is good for motivation; and having a defined, regular time and place to write makes it easier to plan ahead.

This writing group follows the principles of the Shut Up and Write! movement. As such:

  • it does not matter what you are working on (research, planning, blogging, CPD, reflection, personal project) so long as you are writing
  • we do not read or comment on each others' work
  • we take regular breaks
  • we work very quietly, while writing, and set aside some time to socialise at the end


Sessions take place on the second Monday of every month. Click the links in the 'Date' column below to register to attend a session. Registration is not essential; this data is collected to help manage room bookings.

N.B: Times and locations will be added as rooms become available to book.

Location Date Time
MB0.07 9th September 11:00 - 13:00
H4.03 7th October 15:00 - 17:00
H4.22 11th November 11:00 - 13:00
S0.52 9th December 11:00 - 13:00
OC0.05 6th January 11:00 - 13:00
R0.03 10th February 11:00 - 13:00
F25A (Millburn) 9th March 11:00 - 13:00
H0.05 13th April 11:00 - 13:00
WA0.15b 11th May 11:00 - 13:00
WCE0.12 8th June 11:00 - 13:00
H3.05 13th July 11:00 - 13:00
MB0.08 10th August 11:00 - 13:00

Please note that attendance at a SUAW! session does not count towards the CPD requirement for the APP PGR.


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Dr. Peter Fossey

Pete is a Senior Academic Developer, working in the Academic Development Centre, in Senate House.

He completed his PhD in Philosophy at the University of Warwick in 2015, and has experience in lecturing, programme management and curriculum design.