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Astronomy & ASTRO 3D West Coast Writing Retreat

November 19-23, 2018

Are you an Astronomy PhD/Masters research student (or a postdoc)? Would you like substantial focused writing time, peer review, and expert guidance as you aim to start/progress/complete your thesis chapter or journal paper? Would you like to be inspired by engaging sessions on enhancing your writing productivity, communicating your research, thinking about creativity, and career guidance? Would you like to enjoy social breaks, lunches, and networking occasions with your peers and ICRAR/ASTRO 3D staff while progressing your research writing?

Would you like to do all these by attending the first Astronomy & ASTRO 3D West Coast Writing Retreat in Perth (ICRAR-UWA) from 19-23 November 2018?

Following from the highly successful ASTRO 3D East Coast Writing Retreat in May 2018, the West Coast Retreat will provide a week of intense writing productivity with peer support and expert writing facilitation by the highly experienced Dr Beth Beckmann, Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Australian National Teaching Fellow.

You will benefit from the Retreat if you are ready to write, with an outline of your paper/chapter and most of your data analysis completed and already available in tables/figures. You will need to do some pre-Retreat preparation and be fully committed to writing throughout the week. You will also need to commit to providing feedback in peer review.

Places are strictly limited, so please don’t proceed with travel booking until your place is confirmed.

Registration Fee

The retreat fee is $600 (GST exclusive) per participant. You will be required to pay this when your place is confirmed. Please include this fee in your request for travel approval/expenses from your research supervisor or your ASTRO 3D node leader. (ASTRO 3D researchers not at a node should email Lisa or Sheri to request ASTRO 3D funding.)

The Registration Fee covers the workshop facilitator, catering for morning/afternoon teas, and all resources. Travel, accommodation, lunches and dinners are not included in the registration fee, and should be reimbursed via your regular travel reimbursement procedures.

Key Dates

  • October 8th 2018: Applications Open
  • November 2nd 2018: Registration payments due
  • November 5-16th 2018: Pre-retreat Preparations
  • November 19th-23rd 2018: Writing Retreat