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Postgraduate Retreat

Dedicating time and space to disconnect and reconnect through writing

Postgraduate students researching Southeast Asia at the University of Sydney are invited to attend our annual postgraduate retreat. This year’s retreat will again be a dedicated writing retreat, designed to provide you with some much-needed company and motivation to continue with your research in what has been a challenging year.  

Who: Higher Degree by Research students with interests in Southeast Asia at the University of Sydney
When: 09:30am-5pm, 2-4 December 2020
Where: ACRE Eatery, Camperdown

2020 has not been the year any of us expected. Maintaining motivation and productivity during a pandemic is difficult, and it is more important than ever to stay connected. SSEAC is delighted to invite you to join us at this very special writing retreat. Over three days, you will disconnect from the noise around you, reconnect with each other, and make inroads on your writing project.

The program will include structured writing time, facilitated workshops, and informal discussions and debriefing sessions. Expected outcomes of the retreat include:

  • Making meaningful progress on an academic output (at a three day retreat, you can draft a chapter or journal article!)
  • Daily workshop sessions on planning and structuring your writing 
  • Reflecting on your own writing habits and productivity
  • Connecting with other research students from University of Sydney  

We regret that, due to public health and travel restrictions, this year’s postgraduate retreat is limited to applicants from the University of Sydney only. 

Applications are now open until 5pm (AEDT), Wednesday 18 November 2020.

 

Retreat information

Due to public health and travel restrictions, this year’s retreat is limited to applicants from the University of Sydney only. 

To be eligible for this retreat, applicants must be:

  • a student member of SSEAC; and
  • a Higher Degree Research student at the University of Sydney.

Please note that no grants are available in 2020.

All applicants are required to fill out this application form.

Please note places are limited and applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis, so make sure to apply as early as possible. Due to public health and travel restrictions, this year’s retreat is limited to applicants from the University of Sydney only.

Please email any queries about the retreat and the application process to sseac@sydney.edu.au.

Applications close at 5pm, Wednesday 18 November 2020. Successful applicants will be notified by 20 November 2020.

2019: Writing retreat

2018: Contextualising your thesis in Southeast Asia

2017: Leadership in academia

2016: Interdisciplinary collaboration

2015: Finding your voice

2014: Working across disciplines

Disclaimer:

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre reserves the right to cancel this event on short notice. The Sydney Southeast Asia will be closely monitoring the situation and following NSW Health Advice to assess all risks associated with the event, and will notify participants of any changes to the program. In participating in this retreat, all individuals will be required to follow social distancing and good hygiene practices so as to reduce the risk of infection with COVID-19.

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