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Student Hub Live Writing Retreat: Session 1 - Writing for Pleasure

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 20:00 to 21:00
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Do you feel like you are going to miss studying over the summer? Or perhaps feel as though it has gone a little quiet whilst you are still working away for your autumn submission? Why not join us at our Student Hub Live writing retreat!

This series of events will take place each week on a Wednesday night from 8-9pm, with 6 sessions that will cover different types of writing you already need or might like to consider for your university study, or for fun! We’ll be discussing the merits of these different types of writing and thinking about what makes a good piece of writing and what things to think about when doing it. We’ll be covering essentials of editing as an obvious aspect of writing you will all need, but also some of the less traditional types of writing including report writing, informal writing and writing for pleasure or social media, and writing for visual purposes such as posters.

Each night we’ll begin with a recorded video containing some key advice, following this we’ll discuss important things about the writing aspect and how it can enhance your study as well as help you to get further into your study. Throughout the event there’ll be plenty of opportunity for interaction.

Writing for pleasure

In this first session we will start off lightly and won’t be focused on academic work (hurrah!). Despite the fact that many people don’t write by hand nowadays, writing is still a quick, easy and fun thing to do. Writing for pleasure can be immensely satisfying, whether this is a journal or more creative pieces. We’ll look at some of the basics at getting started and being clear, and how to develop your own voice and choose your words.

These sessions are open to all students, studying at all levels and are not module, level or program specific. The workshops will be hosted in Adobe Connect (online rooms) and take place 8-9pm Wednesday evenings on 27 June, 4, 11, 18 and 25 July and 1 August. For more information, you can watch the trailer here.

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