Frequently Asked Questions about UEA Writers' Groups Frequently Asked Questions about UEA Writers' Groups

'I suppose it's just like doing any activity, like running or training together, it makes you just focus, stay focused and keep with it.' (UEA research student, 2014)


When are Writers’ Groups?
• There are different timeslots through the week that you can use for Writers’ Group meetings: full list of dates, times and venues.
• You can attend as many or as few times as you like. You can start attending straight away or at any point during the year.

What are Writers' Groups for?
• Writers’ Groups are designed to help you find time and space to do your own writing. You might find it helpful to look at the outline of a writers' group.
• The aim of Writers' Groups is to devote time to writing and to make progress with your writing project. So it can help to prepare by spending some time reading e.g. review the sections of your own writing that you intend to work on and review any literature you would like to refer to.
• Many research students find it helpful to use writing as a way of developing their thinking and communicating their ideas from the start of their project and attending a writers' group can help with this.

Who attends Writers’ Groups?

• Writers' groups are open to all postgraduate and research students at UEA. They are attended by students from a wide range of disciplines and different stages of research, from the first year to the last!

• It is often more productive if you attend Writers’ Groups with others. So, if you’re thinking of attending you can use the  Facebook group to find out who else will be there.
• There are regular facilitated sessions that will be run by a Learning Enhancement Tutor. These are useful to attend if you are going for the first time. Details of facilitated sessions are in the timetable.

What do I need to bring with me?
• You will need to bring your own equipment for writing (e.g. pen/paper, laptop, tablet etc.) and coffee and snacks!
• The aim of Writers' Groups is to devote time to writing and to make progress with your writing project. So try not to bring a lot of reading (e.g. articles/books) with you.

 

How do I find out more?

To get involved with the Writers' Groups at UEA or if you have a question, feel free to send us an email or join the Facebook group.