10 Jul 2023 - 14 Jul 2023 All day CRASSH Meeting Room


Would you like focused time to write? Do you think you would benefit from joining a writing community? If so, you may be interested in taking part in the first CRASSH Writing Week, which will be held between 10 and 14 July this year.  

What’s involved?

  • Participants will meet as a group for 30 minutes each morning to share writing goals and practices, before everyone disperses to their preferred writing space (space can be provided in CRASSH if you wish).
  • The week will also include two 90-minute workshops. One, led by a professional writing coach, will focus on how to develop good writing habits, manage time, and avoid burnout. The other, led by a communications specialist, will explore writing for impact and public engagement.

Who is it for?

  • The week is for UTOs, CTOs, Teaching Associates, and post-doctoral researchers.
  • You must be employed full-time in an academic post at the University of Cambridge or one of its Colleges and currently undertaking research in the arts, social sciences, or humanities (broadly defined).

What does it cost?

The Writing Week is free to attend but we ask for 100% commitment to the week’s activities. If you apply you will need to confirm that you can set aside at least 7 hours a day between 10 and 14 July to dedicate to your writing and to participate (in person) in all the group discussions and workshops.

How do I apply?

Complete the application form by 12 noon on 1 May. Applicants will be informed of the outcome within 10 days of the application deadline.

No proposals or references are required.

How will applicants be selected?

There are 12 places available. If we receive a higher number of applications, the only criterion we will use in selecting applicants is to ensure a good spread across disciplines and departments; after that, we will use a random selection tool. If you are not selected this time, you will be given priority for a future Writing Week.

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Tel: +44 1223 766886
Email enquiries@crassh.cam.ac.uk